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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

A map of the countries where homosexuality is criminalized

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

India's Supreme Court has reinstated a colonial-era law criminalizing same-sex acts, once again making it illegal to have consensual same-sex relations in India. A lower court had ruled the law unconstitutional in 2009, but the country's highest court overruled it Wednesday. Indians convicted under the law can face up to 10 years in prison. India joins […]

Eulogizing Mandela, Obama celebrates and scolds

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

President Obama remembered a personal hero Tuesday -- a man whose example "woke me up to my responsibilities" -- before a soaked stadium audience and a nation that loved him.

This amazing video shows just how big Ukraine’s protests have gotten

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

Post by ????? ???????. As Ukraine's protesters have gathered in Independence Square, in the capital city Kiev, it's been tough for them to ignore the giant Christmas tree at the square's center. The "tree," actually a 130-foot-tall metal construction that workers had not yet finished dressing up in fake pine and real lights, looms over […]

An American woman’s unique path from Disneyland to ‘Arabs Got Talent’ finalist

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

From Beirut to Baghdad, millions across the Arab world will tune in to watch the live final of the hugely popular "Arabs Got Talent" television show on Saturday night. But this year the possibility that the winner might not be an Arab, but a 23-year-old blonde American from Cambridge, Mass., has stirred controversy. Things got […]

Watch this delightful video of an 81-year-old Nelson Mandela dancing on stage

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

There were many sides to Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-Apartheid leader and president who died today at age 95. The fun, sometimes-goofy side of Mandela was not his most important, but it was one small part of what him so beloved. Few habits showed that side better than Mandela's love of dancing in public […]

Assad ridiculed for statement praising Mandela

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

In a statement that was greeted with derision from opposition activists and commentators, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is two and a half years into a civil war that began as a peaceful uprising against his autocratic rule, said Friday that Nelson Mandela’s fight for freedom and justice provides a lesson for the world’s oppressors. […]

This one map helps explain Ukraine’s protests

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

Ukraine has been wracked by protests for two-plus weeks over President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to reject a deal for closer integration with the European Union. Thousands of protesters in the capital city of Kiev are calling for Yanukovych to step down. This is a potentially big moment for Ukraine, as well as for Europe: Russian […]

Read the most important speech Nelson Mandela ever gave

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

Nelson Mandela was already 45 years old when, on April 20, 1964, he gave the defining speech of the anti-Apartheid movement, from the dock of a Pretoria courtroom. Mandela had been in prison for two years already, for inciting workers to strike, when he was put on the stand again as part of the Rivonia […]

Latest updates: Reactions to Nelson Mandela’s death

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid crusader and former South African president, died Dec. 5 at 95. We're bringing you live updates here.

The real danger of loose nuclear materials is accidents, not dirty bombs

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

Lethal radioactive material spent two days on the loose in Mexico, when hijackers stole a truckload of the highly dangerous metal cobalt-60 as it was in transit from a hospital to a secure storage facility. The incident certainly sounds scary – radioactive materials seized by criminals in a country struggling with violent drug cartels, not […]

‘The other side of North Korea’: A defected smuggler’s extraordinary story

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

Seongmin was 12 years old when he started smuggling goods in from China. It was the late 1990s, a time when North Korean border communities like his were beginning to change rapidly and in ways we are still trying to understand. The famine that had killed hundreds of thousands of Seongmin's countrymen was finally winding […]

American isolationism just hit a 50-year high. Why that matters.

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

Americans appear to be less interested in U.S. foreign engagement that at any other time over the last half-century, judging by a Pew poll that has been measuring U.S. public opinion since 1964. The poll found an all-time low in public support for an active U.S. foreign policy, as well as a growing desire to […]

Barefoot Mexican kids take on San Antonio Spurs, and win

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

The San Antonio Spurs lost badly Tuesday in Mexico City to a team of 4-feet-tall opponents. It wasn’t even close: 10-4. To be fair, the Spurs had to play barefoot. And they weren’t playing against any ordinary team. The kids who ran circles around the likes of shoeless NBA stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili […]

How the Internet is killing the world’s languages

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

Less than five percent of current world languages are in use online, according to a recent study by prominent linguist András Kornai -- and the Internet may be helping the other 95 percent to their graves. Those startling conclusions come from a paper published in the journal PLOSOne in October titled, appropriately, “Digital Language Death.” […]

A revealing map of how students around the world test on math, science and reading

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

Today is a big day for people who care about education. Every three years, an organization called the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests 15-year-olds around the world on reading, math and science. Its latest report just came out, comparing the standardized test's 2012 results across 60 countries and four cities. The map up top […]

Asia’s rise could be held back by corruption, report says

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

Public corruption is holding back Asia's rising economies and could pose serious challenges for those countries, Transparency International warns in a new report. The Berlin-based group released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index today, and it gave more than half of Asia Pacific countries a score of less than 40 on its scale from 0 (highly […]

An alarming map of the 17 countries with possible housing bubbles

5 months agoNews : BlogPost

Economist Nouriel Roubini is warning that 11 countries are showing indications of potential housing bubbles – an alarming prospect for the global economy, which is still recovering from the aftereffects of burst housing bubbles in the United States and elsewhere. He identifies another six countries in which major urban areas may have housing bubbles. Those […]

Highlights from Duffle Blog, the site that satirizes all things U.S. military

5 months agoNews : BlogPost

Duffel Blog, a satirical Web site famous for lampooning the U.S. military, has attracted a loyal readership by  being funny as well as conveying grievances and contrarian views that are widely held among those in uniform. We profile the site and its founder in Monday's paper. Now, here are a sample of Duffle Blog posts, […]

The four biggest misconceptions about Ukraine’s protests

5 months agoNews : BlogPost

Thousands of protesters have gathered in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, where they are calling for President Viktor Yanukovich to resign after he rejected a deal for closer integration with the European Union. The crisis has to do with Ukraine's geopolitics – will it lean toward Europe or toward Russia? – as well as its […]

Ukraine’s crisis is getting so serious that protesters used a bulldozer against police

5 months agoNews : BlogPost

Protests in Ukraine have been worsening, with thousands in the capital of Kiev calling for President Viktor Yanukovych to step down over his decision to reject a deal for closer ties with the European Union. Photos show protesters clashing violently with riot police. But this video drives home just how serious the crisis is getting. […]

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