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Sharapova, Kvitova progress at Madrid Open

Kvitova struggles to a three-set win while Sharapova crushes Duque-Marino to move into the third round.

Libyan migrants rescued from sinking boats off Italian coast

Libyan migrants were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard as their rubber boats began to deflate and sink. CBSN's Meg Oliver and Vladimir Duthiers describe the dramatic rescue.

No-Fly Zones: The Ultimate Guide

Clint Hinote Defense, The who, what, when, where and why when it comes to no-fly zones.  When conflict rears its ugly head around the world, there is usually a call for the United States to “do something.” One option that is frequently...Show More Summary

Here are 5 Surprising Jobs You Can Get With the U.K. Royal Family

Amid the housekeepers, drivers and security forces, the royal household employs people in more peculiar positions

Palestinian farm struggles to survive in West Bank town caught between Israeli sewage and the separation wall

Fayez Tneeb marveled at his organically grown banana tree even though it is failing and rooted in a waste water stream. He and his wife Mona are proprietors of Hakoritana Farm in Tulkarm, located in the northern West Bank only 100 meters from Israel. Show More Summary

Not a single Muslim is quoted in ‘NYT’ profile of Geller

To understand Pamela Geller's racism, we need to understand how her actions affect Muslims. But the NYT profile of the provocateur quotes not a single person to explain how they respond to her baiting.

A response to the ‘Washington Post’ blogger who calls me an anti-Semite

The great spiritual challenge to Jews is to deal with our actual status in western societies. What would the American Jewish community look like today if we moved beyond viewing ourselves as the eternal victim? And what would happen to the Israel lobby? A response to David Bernstein's charge in the Washington Post that Phil Weiss is an anti-Semite

Without Palestinian Gig, Lauryn Hill Cancels on Israel

Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The singer-songwriter said in a statement yesterday that she originally intended to perform in both cities in hopes of being "a presence supporting justice...

If Greece Had Not Existed, Europe’s Leaders Would Have Had to Invent It

He must be chosen from among you as a scapegoat. Hipponax One of the more intriguing aspects of the whole modern Greek drama is the tragicomic way the country seems to be constantly condemned to live out well known themes … Continue reading ?

Chinese teacher who had student hold umbrella rebuked

Tradition of having underlings in China hold umbrellas to be shielded from the elements comes under criticism

Iraq rushes reinforcements to key refinery amid clashes with ISIS

The government has several times said Beiji refinery was under control, but militants have repeatedly counterattacked

A phone call from a plastic boat in the Mediterranean

Al Jazeera speaks to a Somali who says he is on a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean with 100 others, awaiting rescue.

Oldest copy of the Ten Commandments goes on display

The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll is so brittle it will only go in display for two weeks at Israel's leading museum

Report: Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen attacked

Casualties have been reported in southern town of Najran, and shelling forced authorities to shut down local airport.

Saudis halt flights amid Houthi shelling

Yemeni tribal leaders say Saudi soldiers captured as fighting along two nations' shared border escalates

Exposed: Iran Faked Sinking Mock US Aircraft Carrier

Zachary Keck Security, Middle East New satellite images reveal Iran did not sink a replica U.S. aircraft carrier. Iran faked destroying a mock-up U.S. aircraft carrier, new satellite images reveal. According to Bellingcat, new satellite...Show More Summary

Canada tries to block release of ex-Guantanamo detainee

Omar Khadr, accused of killing a US soldier in Afghanistan as a child, was granted bail while he appeals conviction.

Whoda thunk it? A free market in banking means more competition!

Some economists, especially economic historians, have really consistently interesting CVs. You’ll look at their publication list because you’re interested in their work on the US experience of free banking, and you’ll end up finding interesting papers on genetic and cultural diversity on economic growth. Prof. Philipp Ager at the University of Southern Denmark turns out […]

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