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Keeping campaign promise, Justin Trudeau moves to protect transgender Canadians

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OTTAWA — For almost a decade, Canada’s Conservative prime minister, Stephen Harper, consistently refused to march in the gay pride parades that are major summer events in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Justin Trudeau, then an opposition politician of the Liberal Party, always made a point of turning out. This summer, he plans to attend the Montreal […]

The controversial plan to give Kuwait’s stateless people citizenship of a tiny, poor African island

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Comoros, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, is one of the smallest  countries in Africa. Excluding the contested island of Mayotte, the Comoros archipelagos cover around 640 square miles, roughly half the size of Rhode Island. Less than a million people live on the islands, made up of a variety of ethnicities that reflect the Comoros' location at a […]

Islam and Christianity both have an ‘idea of conquest,’ says Pope Francis

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In an interview with a French Catholic newspaper published this week, Pope Francis sent yet another shot across the bow of Europeans grandstanding over the threat of Muslim immigration. When asked by a journalist from La Croix about fears of Islam and terrorism, the pontiff suggested it was not productive to think of Islam as a […]

One of Thailand’s most beautiful islands is closing because tourists are destroying it

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The swelling tide of tourists to a Thai island has brought it to the brink of irreversible damage, say Thai officials. The tourists, in other words, are destroying what they came to see. On Monday, the director general of Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation said that Koh Tachai — an increasingly popular destination, […]

Americans condemn adultery, but many Europeans don’t — and probably never will

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In some regards, Americans and Europeans could not be more different. Germans are known for their nudist beaches, which will be crowded in the coming months, for instance. In the United States, nudity is less welcome, to say the least. Nearly all Europeans are also okay with premarital sex, but every third American thinks it is unacceptable. […]

Young Egyptians feel under threat as courts sentence protesters to prison

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It started off as just an ordinary day for Abdel Rahman Zein el Din. The 23-year-old freelance journalist and philosophy student was on his way to the newspaper where he worked when he was stopped by a police officer. It was April 25, and nationwide protests were underway against the government's decision to hand over two […]

Iran cracks down on Instagram models, blaming Kim Kardashian

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Iranian authorities have arrested eight people for alleged "un-Islamic acts" online, according to reports in the country's state media on Monday. The operation, called Spider II, appears to have targeted models who used Instagram, an...Show More Summary

The CIA’s mysterious role in the arrest of Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who would go on to become South Africa's first black president and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, spent 27 years in jail after being arrested in the early 1960s. For decades, there have been rumors that the CIA had played an important role in his capture. This weekend, that speculation was reignited by a report in Britain's […]

Colombian authorities seize a record 8 tons of cocaine on a banana plantation

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Authorities in Colombia recovered eight tons of cocaine in a recent raid targeting the Clan Úsuga gang. Dozens of commandos backed by helicopters seized the drugs from a banana plantation near the country's northwestern coast, police said, according to the Associated Press. Show More Summary

Italy backs out of U.N.’s Libya mission, so Nepalese troops will go instead

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Despite being Libya's former colonizer and the most proximate European country to the failing state, Italy has doubled down on its refusal to send troops to the country. Instead, that responsibility will be borne by Nepalese peacekeeping soldiers, who come from a country still debilitated by a massive earthquake a year ago, as well as […]

Hong Kong glues down paving stones to prevent violence during Beijing visit

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In a sign of the times, officials in Hong Kong are gluing down bricks ahead of a visit by a top Chinese official, a move reportedly aimed at stopping protesters from turning pieces of pavement into projectiles. The road work is part of a sweeping security mobilization that will see counter-terror measures in effect, including […]

The enduring success of Latin American politicians of Arab origin

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Brazil's new President Michael Temer is already a figure of profound controversy. Formerly the country's vice-president, he moved into power after the tumultuous suspension of President Dilma Rousseff became finalized last week in the midst of an ongoing corruption scandal. Show More Summary

Israel hopes a cyber-city in the desert will coax highly trained, affluent, young people away from Tel Aviv

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BEERSHEBA, Israel — This city in the heart of the Negev desert was once a melting pot of Jewish immigration, teeming first with new arrivals from Arab lands, and then with Russian speakers. Today, it is fast becoming a high-tech hub. Soon, it will be populated by the military, drawing in career soldiers and their […]

Kurdish militants just challenged Turkish air power in a major way

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ISTANBUL -- They were used to stalk Russian helicopters in Afghanistan, and the United States has worked hard to keep them out of chaotic Syria. But now Kurdish guerrillas battling Turkey's security forces may now have shoulder-fired...Show More Summary

Cambodia’s leader now wants you to call him ‘Lord’

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has a reputation for demagoguery. He has been in power for more than three decades, a lengthy spell during which he has maneuvered through conflict and political upheaval with guile. His government is accused of everything from corruption to clamping down violently on dissent to meddling with the freedom of the […]

The most polluted city in the world isn’t Beijing or Delhi

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What's the most polluted city in the world? Some might point to Beijing, the Chinese capital, and its now legendary smog problem. Others may point towards India, where Delhi's own air pollution problems are become similarly infamous. However, a new report from the World Health Organization suggests that these megacities are actually only the tip of the […]

Philippine president-elect wants to apologize to pope for calling him a ‘son of a whore’

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Throughout Rodrigo Duterte's presidential campaign, it didn't much seem like the renegade Davao City mayor cared if what he was saying was offensive or politically correct. He "joked" about not getting the chance to rape an Australian minister who was taken hostage, raped and killed in his country in 1989. He says he'll execute 100,000 criminals. […]

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis in Israel are losing the Internet war

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JERUSALEM — Ultra-Orthodox rabbis have waged a battle in recent years to stop the Internet from infiltrating their insular communities. Their efforts have included declarations that smartphones aren't kosher, conferences on the evils of the Internet and rabbinic edits demanding that the pious stop using WhatsApp. But the rabbis, it seems, are losing the fight. Research by […]

Here’s the giant, hi-res photograph of Kim Jong Un you never asked for

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

If you've been waiting for an enormous, hi-resolution photograph of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there's good news: Your wait is over. The image above showing Kim in all his glory was released by North Korea's official Korea Central News Agency on Wednesday, along with 27 other portraits of high level North Korean officials. […]

A social media campaign to get Saudi women driving finds support but also mockery

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women cannot legally drive. Over the past few days, the hashtag #?????_??????_??_????? (#IwilldrivemycarJune15th") has trended across social media, scoring tens of thousands of mentions on Twitter and other platforms, according to BBC Arabic. Show More Summary

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