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Sudan's RSF unit accused of abuses against migrants

Rapid Support Forces was once part of the border intelligence militia, known as Janjaweed, fighting in Darfur.

US aiding Saudi 'war crimes' in Yemen: Congressman

Ro Khanna says US is aiding 'Saudi Arabia's war crimes' in Yemen and calls Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman 'not smart'.

Could This Be the World's Stinkiest Aphrodisiac?

The durian is a notoriously smelly fruit, as well as a reported superfood with numerous health benefits, but might it also have the ability to turn men into good sex-havers? That's the question the Malaysian government is apparently setting out to answer. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek...

Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman’s new strategy for the Kingdom.

After Decades of Quiet Visits to Boy's Grave, Mystery Mourner Identified

Twelve-year-old Karl Smith drowned on a Scouting trip in 1947. For decades now, people have been leaving flowers and poems on his grave near Cheltenham, England, and his sister, Ann Kear, has longed to know who the mystery visitors are. One of them has now been revealed as part of...

Week in pictures: From Iran earthquake to Greece floods

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including protests in Barcelona and a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.

North Korean Defector Is Ravaged by Parasites

As if multiple bullet wounds weren't enough, the North Korean soldier who defected across the DMZ on Monday has "an enormous number" of parasites posing a risk to his recovery, according to South Korean doctors. "I've never seen anything like this," surgeon Lee Cook-jong says, per the BBC and Guardian...

Trump to delay decision on importing elephant trophies

Trump tweeted he is putting the decision on hold so he can "review all conservation facts" with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

The most heavily Christian countries on Earth

See which countries around the world have the largest percentage of Christians in their populations

Massive bridge shows Putin is doubling down on Crimea land grab

Workers are racing to build a colossal bridge -- a $3 billion megaproject -- that will connect southern Russia to the Crimean Peninsula

Woman Held At Private Immigrant Detention Center Alleges Sexual Assault By Guard

An incarcerated immigrant woman alleges guards sexually harassed and assaulted her and other women at a private immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas, and retaliated against those who spoke out. Twenty-three year old Laura Monterrosa is currently detained at the T. Show More Summary

Wanted polygamist free after over a decade on the lam in Mexico

Orson William Black Jr. fled to Mexico about 15 years ago with wives, kids while facing molestation charges

Global coal phaseout goal may further isolate U.S.

Twenty countries join environmental goal, as biggest users like China and U.S. don't sign even as coal use dwindles

Among the Memes and YouTube Videos, What Do the Bin Laden Files Hold?

The CIA recently released hundreds of thousands of files seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound. What can we learn from them?

Democrats Are Hypocrites on Corruption

Robert Menendez is credibly accused of serious crimes, but his party has never seemed to have a problem with him.

Cambodia Becomes the World’s Newest One-Party State

With Chinese support, Hun Sen has effectively destroyed all opposition to his autocratic rule.

How Jared Kushner’s Newspaper Became a Favorite Outlet for WikiLeaks Election Hacks

The New York Observer, owned by Trump’s son-in-law, was a friendly outlet for the 2016 Russian hackers.

President Trump and the Risks of Nuclear War

How command and control works when the military wakes up the president vs. when the president wakes up the military.

Babylon Revisited: Melancholy Thoughts After a Short Trip to Washington, D.C.

As a young reporter in political Washington in the late 1980s, I noticed that there was a type of person who thrived in the driven, transactional environment of the capital.

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