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France lost 2,300 tubes of a deadly virus

5 hours agoNews : BlogPost

In the world of European medical research, few names carry more clout and prestige than the Institut Pasteur. In 1983, the French non-profit discovered HIV, and three years later found another strain of the disease. It has posted groundbreaking research in the study of diseases from yellow fever to tetanus to diphtheria. In all, its scientists have […]

Why the temperature of the Yellow Sea is a big deal, and other questions about the South Korean ferry disaster

5 hours agoNews : BlogPost

A South Korean ferry capsized Wednesday with 459 aboard, most of them teenagers on a high school trip. Here is what we know so far: Where did the boat capsize? The boat ran into trouble several dozen miles from Jindo, an island that sticks out of South Korea’s southwestern corner like a little toe. Jindo […]

Meet the first man to come out as gay on Nigerian television

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

In January, when Nigeria signed a law that not only banned gay marriage but imposed a 14-year jail term for same-sex relations, the country's new policy placed it at the heart of a global schism over gay rights. But while Nigeria's new legislation may have captured worldwide attention, the hostility toward homosexuals in Nigeria wasn't […]

India recognizes a third gender, but homosexuality is still a crime

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

Four months after India's Supreme Court maintained that homosexuality was a crime, its judges gave a landmark ruling Tuesday saying that the people of a third gender, neither male nor female, are now legally recognized and must have equal rights to education, jobs and driving licenses. "Recognition of transgenders as a third gender is not […]

A cheesy FBI video hopes to stop U.S. students from becoming Chinese spies

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's decision to make a strikingly cheesy, obviously low-budget, half-hour-long video offering U.S. students in China advice on how to avoid inadvertently becoming a spy might strike some as odd. Do people really need advice on how not to spy? Apparently  they do. The FBI video (embedded below) may seem silly, but it […]

Londoners hit back at ‘Women Who Eat on Tubes’ Facebook page

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

LONDON -- They had come to eat. They had come to ride the Tube. Most of all, they had come to deliver a sharp poke in the ribs to the men who photograph women who eat while riding the Tube. The unusual protest that unfurled Monday as a Circle Line subway train wound its way […]

A three-chart summary of global military spending in 2013

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

The world cut its military spending in 2013, marking the second consecutive year that global military expenditure has fallen, according to the latest report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The independent...Show More Summary

Putin’s official income took a hit in 2013

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

On Friday, the Kremlin released Vladimir Putin's annual income report, and there's some bad news for the Russian president: His income took a hit in 2013. The report says that Putin earned 3.6 million rubles last year (approximately $101,000), and declared relatively modest assets including apartments and Russian cars. That's far from nothing, of course (it would […]

‘Boys make mistakes’ – Indian politician’s comments reignite rape controversy

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

Indian politician Mulayam Singh Yadav is facing a media firestorm after saying that the death penalty for a rape is unfair, and that boys make mistakes. Speaking in Hindi, Yadav began his comments about rape by saying that "when boys and girls have differences, the girl gives a statement that 'the boy raped me,' and […]

Reputed North Korean drones worry officials in the south

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

South Korea says that several sensitive areas had been photographed by sky-blue drones almost certainly belonging to the North Korea.

No, Russia isn’t about to invade Finland and Sweden

last weekNews : BlogPost

Russia's annexation of Crimea and what appears to be its provocation in eastern Ukraine has left many former members of the Soviet Union nervous. But the nerves aren't limited to the traditional countries in Russia's "near abroad," many of whom have large Russian-speaking minorities that give them reason for concern. Now even Sweden and Finland […]

Ukrainian parliament trades punches

last weekNews : BlogPost

Lawmakers in Kiev moved beyond fiery rhetoric Tuesday when nationalist and separatist party members started fighting one another on the floor of the Ukrainian parliament. As communist party leader Petro Symonenko spoke at the podium, he was seized by members of the right-wing Svoboda Party as he criticized nationalists' taking of public buildings in protests earlier this […]

‘This is one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks we have ever faced’

last weekNews : BlogPost

Doctors with the World Health Organization are calling the situation in West Africa "one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks we have ever faced." The death toll has topped 100, WHO officials say, with 157 confirmed and suspected cases and 101 deaths in Guinea, and 23 suspected cases and seven deaths in Liberia. Three things […]

The frustrating reason a book detailing Putin’s murky past was blocked from publication

last weekNews : BlogPost

With all eyes on Russia and Vladimir Putin at the moment, it was with some surprise that people noted last week that Russia expert Karen Dawisha's book on Putin and his St. Petersburg days had been dropped by its publishers, Cambridge University Press. There's obviously a lot of hunger for information about Putin right now, so why […]

We asked India’s voters what the most important issue is for them in the upcoming election. Here’s what they said.

last weekNews : BlogPost

On Monday, April 7, the first of more than 800 million voters in India will cast their ballots in over 900,000 polling centers across the country. The election, which is being held in phases, will last for six weeks and will decide who will become the next prime minister of the world's largest democracy. We asked […]

George W. Bush’s painting of Vladimir Putin is great. Here’s why.

last weekNews : BlogPost

The world's slow discovery of George W. Bush's artistic talents has been remarkable. Dragged into the spotlight by a hacker named "Guccifer" (who was later reported to be a 40-year-old Romanian man named Marcel Lazar Lehel in real life) the paintings soon unexpectedly blossomed from private hobby to being favorably reviewed New York Magazine's art critic. Now, […]

Why Chinese Christians are camping out to save their church and cross from demolition

last weekNews : BlogPost

BEIJING – Thousands of Chinese Christians have camped themselves in and around a church in the eastern part of China to prevent it from being demolished after several crosses have already been torn down under a provincial campaign to curb the spread of Christianity, local residents and religious leaders said Friday. Concerned that Christianity was […]

The world through the lens of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus

last weekNews : BlogPost

Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot and killed by an Afghan police officer while she was traveling with a reporter in Afghanistan's Khost province in a convoy with election workers. Reporter Kathy Gannon, who was wounded in the attack, is reported to be in stable condition. Niedringhaus, a photographer for the Associated Press, covered conflicts […]

McDonald’s closes restaurants in Crimea

last weekNews : BlogPost

KIEV, Ukraine – Talk about a Big Mac attack. Here’s a sanction with some real bite to it. The three McDonald’s restaurants in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula that has been abruptly annexed by Russia, are now closed. The Ukrainian branch of McDonald’s, based in Kiev, said in a statement Thursday that they had been closed […]

Russia’s deputy PM on U.S. sanctions: ‘Send me your teeth ground in impotent rage’

last weekNews : BlogPost

Dmitry Rogozin is the deputy prime minister of Russia. He was one of the many Russian officials targeted by U.S. sanctions last month for their involvement in Crimea's vote to join the Russian Federation. Rogozin is known as a proud Russian nationalist, and he's not one to mince his words. So how are the sanctions affecting […]

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