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Police in Pakistan hunt Christian accused of blasphemy for online poem

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A Christian man in Pakistan, accused of sending a poem online that insults Islam, is being hunted by police on charges of blasphemy, which is a capital crime in the Muslim-majority country of 180 million. The man allegedly sent the poem to a Muslim friend, who publicly denounced him to authorities. The accused, a villager […]

Egyptian newspaper apologizes for a cartoon that made light of sexual harassment

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

CAIRO — It wasn't funny. Al-Masry al-Youm, the most widely circulated privately owned newspaper in Egypt, sparked outrage when it published a cartoon that many viewed as condoning sexual harassment. The cartoon depicted a man meeting with a woman’s father to ask for her hand in marriage. He told the father that he should feel […]

By ignoring the South China Sea ruling, China follows a long line of great powers

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

BRUSSELS — After a landmark ruling against China's historical claims over the South China Sea, Beijing followed Tuesday in the tradition of other big nations when they lose such cases: ignore the decision. Put the word “international” in front of a court, tribunal or panel, and the effect is frequently to sap judges of their […]

At last, some stability: Larry the Cat will remain at 10 Downing Street

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — The outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron has one day to pack up his belongings and leave 10 Downing Street, making way for his successor, Theresa May. But there’s at least one thing he’ll leave behind: Larry the Cat. “Larry is staying. He’s very much the Downing Street cat, not the Camerons’ personal cat. […]

Chinese state media melt down over South China Sea ruling

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

BEIJING — Chinese state media and nationalistic netizens want the world to know that they really, definitely, absolutely don't care about the Permanent Court of Arbitration's landmark ruling on the South China Sea. How much do they not care? They don't care enough to put out what may be the world's most awkward music video. The militaristic […]

Britain’s Parliament will debate a possible do-over on Brexit

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Britain's parliament will debate whether the country should have a second referendum on European Union membership after more than 4.1 million people signed a petition calling for one. The Petitions Committee for Britain's Parliament announced  Tuesday that the debate will take place  Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m. local time. Britain has  had one recent referendum on […]

Tired of waiting on Google Maps, Faroe Islanders initiate ‘Sheep View’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

On 18 gorgeous, isolated, windswept islands in the North Atlantic, residents have decided to take matters into their own hands. They want Google Maps' street view, and they're tired of waiting. "Here in the Faroe Islands we have to do things our way," said Durita Dahl Andreassen, who works with islands' tourism board, in an interview with the Guardian. The […]

Map: What’s at issue in the South China Sea dispute

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

An international tribunal in the Hague ruled Tuesday that Beijing has no legal claim to its "historic right" over disputed territory in the South China Sea. The Philippines took Beijing to court in 2013 after the Chinese navy seized the Scarborough Schoal, a cluster of reef and rocks that served as a rich fishing ground for […]

5 stories you need to read to understand the South China Sea ruling

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

An international tribunal on Tuesday ruled that China does not have "historic rights" to the South China Sea, specifically within the nine-dash line that Beijing has used to designate its sovereignty in the waterway since 1947. The verdict,...Show More Summary

How big disputes reach most powerful court no one’s ever heard of

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

  BRUSSELS — It is a small institution with an outsize influence on the world map. And Tuesday's  ruling by The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration — on a territorial dispute between China and the Philippines — will be just the latest judgment from an institution that has reshaped borders and taken on powerful governments and public companies […]

Russia may have lied about losing a gunship to ISIS

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

MOSCOW — It was a heroic and straightforward story, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. It also wasn’t true, say military analysts and news reports. Two Russian pilots were killed Friday in Syria when a Syrian Mi-25 helicopter was shot down by the Islamic State near the city of Palmyra, the ministry said. The pilots were on a […]

Why it took half a year for the full extent of the New Year’s Eve assaults in Germany to be known

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — When Europeans discuss whether the continent should accept more refugees, conversations often quickly turn toward one particular night: New Year's Eve. Six months ago, groups of perpetrators assaulted women in Cologne, Hamburg and other cities. Show More Summary

Portuguese kid comforts sobbing Frenchman after Euro 2016 final

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

An emotional French fan got cheered up by a young Portuguese supporter after yesterday's #Euro2016 final https://t.co/0eKFHGhVYQ — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 11, 2016 In the stunned aftermath of Sunday's Euro 2016 final — when Portugal's soccer team upset the much-fancied hosts, France, to lift the trophy — TV cameras caught a tender moment of […]

The U.S. midwifed South Sudan five years ago. Now it is on the brink of falling apart.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Saturday was the fifth birthday of the world's youngest country. But instead of celebrations in South Sudan's capital, Juba, there was fierce battle. Reports put the death toll at more than 300, but accurate figures are hard to come by amid the chaos. The U.N. Security Council held a meeting behind closed doors on Sunday to discuss the situation. […]

Hungary built a razor-wire fence to keep refugees out. Now, it’s desperate for migrants

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Hungary went further than most of its neighbors last year to keep fleeing foreigners out of the country: It built a more than 100 mile long razor-wire border fence and in a strongly criticized practice, still sends refugees who entered the country illegally to prison. Human rights organizations like Amnesty condemned the country for showing […]

Leaked document says 2,000 men allegedly assaulted 1,200 German women on New Year’s Eve

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — At first, there was complete silence from officials. As rumors spread on social media, police had nothing to say about allegations of mass sexual assaults and other crimes carried out on New Year's Eve in the German city of Cologne. It was only days later that officials reported that hundreds of women had been victims of assault in Cologne, Hamburg and […]

Why everyone loves Antoine Griezmann, France’s star forward

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

PARIS — France has a new avatar, one who is barely 25. His name is Antoine Griezmann, the star but somewhat petite forward of the French national soccer team, competing Sunday night against Portugal in the final match of the 2016 Euro tournament. Regardless of which team takes the title, one thing is certain: Griezmann is here […]

Why Black Lives Matter has gained momentum in a country where police shootings are rare

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Amid anger and anxiety over two fatal police shootings in the United States, Black Lives Matter protests have erupted in Britain, where police patrol unarmed and have fatally shot very few people over the years. In the days after the police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota — and deadly sniper fire in Texas, where five officers were killed and others were […]

Ethiopian-born Jews on life in Israel: ‘It was always my dream to come to Jerusalem’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic trip to East Africa last week was aimed at boosting relations. But his last stop, in Ethiopia, held special meaning for many of the 135,000 Jews of Ethiopian origin who live in Israel today. Netanyahu is the first Israeli leader to visit the East African country. Formal […]

Iranian Hulk denies he said he wants to fight ISIS in Syria

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

It's been a busy week for an Iranian weight lifter who looks strikingly similar to the Hulk. After multiple reports from both Iranian news outlets and international media that Sajad Gharibi, also known as "the Persian Hercules," wants to go to Syria to fight ISIS, the bulky Iranian now denies he ever made those comments and […]

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