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The corpse of Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos may finally get a hero’s burial

last monthNews : BlogPost

For more than two decades, the corpse of Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines’ former strongman and kleptocrat, has lain in a stone mausoleum in his northern home town, displayed to the public in a glass coffin that resembles a large aquarium. His widow, Imelda Marcos, and other family members vowed to keep him there until the […]

Hungarians are making these creepy scarecrows to stop migrants

last monthNews : BlogPost

It's no secret that authorities in Hungary are keen on keeping migrants out. The country's right-wing government has been one of the most outspoken about the perceived dangers posed by an influx of Syrian refugees and others into the European Union. Over the past year, Hungary erected a vast border fence to impede the movement of refugees seeking […]

The world might be about to find out whether a train full of Nazi gold is really hidden in Poland

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — When two men claimed to have found a mysterious train filled with Nazi gold last fall in Poland, it all seemed too spectacular to be really true. Skepticism of the alleged finding quickly overtook the initial enthusiasm. On Tuesday, we may finally find out whether the Nazi gold train has indeed been found. One year […]

Iraq is boiling in unprecedented heat. Here’s how locals are trying to cope.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

BAGHDAD — I spent several days reporting on a record heatwave in Iraq. Baghdad, the capital, has boiled in temperatures at 109 degrees or higher almost every day since June 19. The mercury in the southern city of Basra reached an incredible 129 degrees on July 22. It’s not just Iraq, either. Countries across the […]

Olympics bring fans, flags from around the world to Rio

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

RIO DE JANEIRO — For some of the fans sporting national colors, emblems and even mascots in Rio this week, supporting their country at the Olympics is a matter of patriotic pride. For others, it’s the latest location to add to their growing collection of Games attended. And for a choice few, it’s a case of family […]

Syrians lift veils and cut beards after being liberated from Islamic State rule

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

After the city of Manbij in the north of Syria was liberated from the Islamic State, residents reacted with spontaneous celebrations on Friday, cutting off their beards and lifting their veils. Manbij, located between Kobane and Aleppo, was ruled by the Islamic State group for about two years. But over the course of more than […]

Run Gringo Run! New cellphone game has fun with Olympic Rio’s street crime

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

RIO DE JANEIRO — It's unlikely to be added to the long list of official products anytime soon, but a new cellphone game called Run Gringo Run may be closer to Olympic reality than any sponsor’s glossy TV commercial. Dreamed up by a group of Brazilian computer geeks looking for light relief from a corporate […]

French millennials talk about life in a country struggling with unemployment, migration and terrorism

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

PARIS — As France scrambles to establish its place in post-Brexit Europe, French millennials find their country in transition and their own status uncertain. The Washington Post recently interviewed French millennials in disparate corners of Paris on the eve of Britain’s startling vote to leave the European Union. The voices included young people at each end […]

Immigrants helped create 1.3 million jobs in Germany, study finds

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

In 2014, entrepreneurs and small-business owners with foreign backgrounds created some 1.3 million jobs in Germany, according to a new report released Thursday. The study, put out by the Bertelsmann Foundation, one of Germany's largest nonprofits, found a 36 percent rise in such job creation over the past decade; in 2005, immigrants helped introduce some […]

The last few doctors still in Aleppo sent a letter to Obama pleading for help

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

BEIRUT — It’s an extraordinary plea to the American president from the handful of Syrian doctors still working in rebel-held Aleppo. In a letter addressed to President Obama, 15 physicians left in the bombed-out eastern areas of the city called Thursday for help in getting humanitarian aid to 300,000 civilians trapped there and ending punishing air raids […]

When Trump calls Obama the ‘founder of ISIS,’ he sounds like a Middle East conspiracy theorist

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

At a campaign rally outside Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, presidential hopeful Donald Trump repeatedly suggested that there were deep links between President  Obama and the extremist organization the Islamic State. “In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama. He is the founder of ISIS," Trump said at one point, using an acronym to refer to […]

An accident victim bled to death on a road in Delhi. Hundreds ignored him.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

In New Delhi, there are few sidewalks. Thus, the man identified later by police as Matibool walked along the side of a wide road. CCTV footage that has since gone viral shows Matibool on his way home from an overnight shift as a security guard, carrying a cellphone in his hand. It is dawn. Suddenly, a speeding […]

The U.S. will rearm Saudi Arabia to the tune of $1.5 billion as airstrikes resume in Yemen

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

This week, the Pentagon announced its intention to sell $1.5 billion in armaments, tanks, and military advisory support to Saudi Arabia. If that sounds like a major deal, consider that the United States sold more than $20 billion worth of military equipment and support to the Saudis last year. And this is an alliance that goes back decades. All of that and much […]

An entire generation of a city’s lawyers was killed in Pakistan

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Baluchistan is a place that desperately needs lawyers. Pakistan's largest province by area, it is the home of a decades-old separatist insurgency, fueled by real grievances over neglect and lack of political representation. It is also increasingly the target of Sunni extremists, who bomb and kill its Shiite minorities. Show More Summary

ISIS and its allies were responsible for 26 percent of terrorism deaths in 13 years

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Between 2002 and 2015, the Islamic State was either directly or indirectly responsible for terrorist attacks that killed more than 33,000 people and wounded 41,000 more, according to a new analysis from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism. It's a startling figure. If attacks with unknown perpetrators are excluded, this means […]

Syrian refugees create app to help navigate German bureaucracy

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A team of six Syrian refugees are trying to solve one of the main obstacles the hundreds of thousand of refugees who flocked to Germany in the past two years must overcome: excessive bureaucracy. They're building an app for smartphones and computers designed to help recent arrivals to the German capital, Berlin, navigate the piles of […]

A church is planning drone strikes over Syria — with Bibles not bombs

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

"Packed out church tonight as I got to reveal our brand new mission project," the pastor's caption on Instagram said. "@livetsord will start using military drones, three meters wide, to drop thousands of electronic Bibles over closed areas in the Middle East. Let's pray the message of God's love in Christ will conquer that of […]

‘I will never forget this moment': Indian activist Irom Sharmila ends 16-year hunger strike

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

NEW DELHI — A few drops of honey. That's how Indian human rights activist Irom Sharmila on Tuesday ended her epic 16-year old hunger strike to protest alleged military abuses. Now she wants to build up the strength to run for political office next year. Sharmila, 43, has not eaten for years as a protest against […]

Maybe the Olympics aren’t so bad after all, Rio residents conclude

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

RIO DE JANEIRO — After an extraordinarily rocky run-up to South America’s first Olympics, there are signs that Rio’s long-suffering and suspicious populace is finally beginning to enjoy the Games. “People relaxed,” said Maicon Augusto, 28, who was selling beer at lunchtime Monday on the city's waterfront Olympic Boulevard. “People always think the worst. But […]

Stunner in Rio: Olympic windsurfers find the bay is clean (sort of)

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

RIO DE JANEIRO — When the Italian windsurfer mentioned the words “plastic bag,” a shiver of excitement ran through the assembled press corps. Maybe even sweeter words were on the way: garbage, sewage, feces, corpse, floating sofa. It was not to be, however, on the day of the first official Olympic test of Rio de […]

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