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100 years ago, the U.S. invaded and occupied this country. Can you name it?

3 hours agoNews : BlogPost

A century ago, American troops invaded and occupied a foreign nation. They would stay there for almost two decades, install a client government, impose new laws and fight insurgents in bloody battles on difficult terrain. Thousands of residents perished during what turned out to be 19 years of de facto U.S. rule. The country was Haiti, the Caribbean nation […]

What Mohammad Omar took from Afghanistan that can never be returned

3 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The late Taliban leader Mohammad Omar played a major role in history. By giving Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda haven after they were expelled from Sudan in 1996, Omar hosted the organization and its leader as they planned the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York. When Omar refused to give up bin […]

India will have the world’s largest population earlier than expected, U.N. says

15 hours agoNews : BlogPost

India is poised to become the world's most populous country six years earlier than expected, according to revised population projections released Wednesday by the United Nations. A new report by the population division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs says China and India have about 1.38 billion and 1.31 billion people, […]

Cecil the lion and mankind’s long history of both revering and destroying his species

15 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The killing of Cecil the lion, a famous emblem of Zimbabwe's wildlife, by an American dentist has sparked an online firestorm, with countless people across the world outraged by what seems a senseless, barbaric act. News of the death of Cecil — who was lured from a protected national park, wounded with a crossbow and later […]

As the world mourned Cecil the lion, five of Kenya’s endangered elephants were slain

15 hours agoNews : BlogPost

NAIROBI — While the world mourned Cecil, the 13-year-old lion that was allegedly shot by an American hunter in Zimbabwe, an even more devastating poaching incident was quietly carried out in Kenya. Poachers killed five elephants in Tsavo West National Park on Monday night. The carcasses were recovered by rangers on Tuesday morning — what […]

Why no one believes it when Taliban leader Mohammad Omar ‘dies’

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

On Wednesday, the Afghan president’s office and intelligence agency officials confirmed that Mullah Omar, the longtime leader of the Taliban, had died. If the news is true, Omar's death would be an important moment for Afghanistan. He rose from an anti-Soviet Islamist fighter in the 1980s to supreme leader of the Taliban while it ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to […]

Why some Indians are calling for mercy for a convicted terrorist

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Indians are arguing about whether Yakub Memon, a former accountant convicted of planning bombings in 1993 in Mumbai, should be hanged Thursday morning. The Supreme Court dismissed a new last-minute plea by Memon on Wednesday, even as a sustained campaign by some Indians in the past week applied pressure against his execution. Some argued that Memon […]

Chart: What languages people use to Google in London, Delhi, Sao Paulo and more

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The world's major cities are melting pots, filled with people from different origins, different cultures, using different languages. The populations in these cities flux and change over time. Now, a newly released interactive from Google News Lab aims to show how shifts in the languages different cities use to search can reflect changes in immigration and […]

These are the secret code words that let you criticize the Chinese government

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Just as new words are being added to the English language all the time – the Oxford English Dictionary this year added twerking and sext – so too is Chinese evolving, although for very different reasons. Chinese netizens are findingShow More Summary

When Jonestown was about a South American border dispute, not mass death

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Then as now, Guyana's border dispute with Venezuela was simmering in 1974 when leaders of the former British colony thought they had found a solution to the conflict with their more-powerful, oil-rich neighbor. A wealthy, well-connected American preacher wanted to set up a socialist commune in their country, and he was willing to put it […]

It looks like Sweden found a sunken Russian sub — but is it Putin’s or the czar’s?

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

If the reports are true, somewhere beneath the waters near Sweden's eastern coast lies a submarine. The submarine is about 65 feet long and 11 feet wide. It has no signs of damage and the hatches are closed: Whoever was aboard the submarine when it went down was unlikely to have escaped, Ocean X Team, the group who […]

Israelis scold Huckabee for saying Iran deal sends them to ‘door of the oven’

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

The fallout over Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's controversial remarks on the Iran nuclear deal has now reached Israel. Over the weekend, Huckabee derided the deal announced in Vienna between six world powers and Iran, saying it would "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven." The comments, which invoked the Holocaust […]

A Chinese state newspaper ran this racist cartoon of Obama in Africa

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Ahead of President Obama's visit to Kenya, the Global Times, a tabloid newspaper published by Chinese state-run People's Daily, ran this cartoon. Homecoming http://t.co/ESQ3chflaW pic.twitter.com/mssCINfsbx — Global Times (@globaltimesnews)...Show More Summary

Meet the man who rescued 600 migrants on his boat, and thinks others could do the same

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Thousands of migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in recent decades, but it's looking likely that 2015 will be the deadliest year on record. This huge human toll is what led German businessmen Harald Höppner and Matthias Kuhnt to buy a ship, Sea Watch, to patrol the Mediterranean on their own, as WorldViews reported last […]

Turkey’s messy war in the Middle East, explained

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

After months of relative inaction, the Turkish military whirred into motion at the end of last week, bombing Islamic State positions across the border in Syria. But the militant group was not the only one in Turkey's crosshairs: Turkish jets also targeted the Iraqi mountain bases of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, an outlawed Kurdish […]

Snoop Dogg’s arrest raises a question: Is Sweden racist?

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

The idea of a Scandinavian utopia has become a recurrent theme in American media. Countries like Denmark, Norway or Sweden have better quality of life than the United States, some argue, and many Scandinavians enjoy a better work life balance than Americans. Show More Summary

India mourns death of former president Abdul Kalam

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

One of India's most popular presidents, Abdul Kalam, died Monday after he collapsed during a lecture to business management graduate students in the northeastern city of Shillong. The 83-year-old Kalam, who was president from 2002 to...Show More Summary

All the U.S. presidents’ trips to Africa, mapped

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

If nothing else, President Obama has made a bit of history on his fourth trip to sub-Saharan Africa while in office. Obama landed in Kenya, his father's homeland, on Friday and traveled to Ethiopia on Sunday. Those visits marked the first time a sitting U.S. president had traveled to either nation. His travel plans, released […]

Watch a German rocket fly into space and drop back to earth

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

It's a video that will make your head spin: Captured from the outside of an unmanned scientific rocket, the German Aerospace Center has released stunning new footage of a seven-minute trip into space and back. The video was released Friday, about a month after the late June launch. What's interesting about the event is not so much […]

Watch: Two men walk around Ukraine’s capital holding hands, and get beat up by neo-Nazis

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

A recent video shot in Moscow showed what happened when two men walked around the city holding hands. The hidden camera captured the pair being insulted and threatened – and how they escaped violence only by admitting they were just doing a social experiment. [Watch: What happens when two men walk around Moscow holding hands] A […]

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