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New Zealand votes for new parliament

Prime Minister John Key likely to be re-elected for a third term as his centre-right National Party leads the race.

Thailand’s Prime Minister Apologizes for Suggesting Bikinis Raise the Murder Rate Among Tourists

Thailand's Prime Minister has had to apologize for a sexist gaffe following the murder of two British tourists.

Kerry says Iran can help tackle ISIL threat

US Secretary of State says there was role for nearly all countries in the fight against self-declared jihadist group.

Russia: Hey, That Scottish Vote Was a Little Fishy

Russia, the world's defender of territorial sovereignty, thinks pro-independence Scottish voters might have gotten robbed in yesterday's vote. Moscow sent four official observers to watch the votes being counted in Edinburgh, and they don't think things were up to snuff, reports the Huffington Post UK. Among the problems: The votes...

Kenyan president ordered to attend ICC trial

Uhuru Kenyatta instructed to attend hearing at the Hague on October 8 over case relating to post-poll violence in 2007.

Weekend Roundup: Scotland Stays Stitched

This week, the world reeled from a welter of cross currents. Though the "yes" vote on independence lost in the end, the Scottish referendum revealed a passionately dis-United Kingdom. Elsewhere, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in...Show More Summary

Guilty plea in US embassy bombings

Egyptian man pleads guilty in case involving 1998 bombings in Tanzania and Kenya that killed 224 people

Scottish Hangover

A day after its referendum on independence, Scots take stock.

Edge of Revolution: New Pakistan

There is so much that occupies us nowadays. The new iPhone has been released. Football season has kicked off, coming on the heels of the U.S. Open, which finished earlier this month. ISIS is making headlines internationally, and domestically, the dust has only just settled on the Ferguson affair. Show More Summary

Trading With Terrorists, Ukraine-Style

He doesn’t work for the government. He doesn’t wear a uniform. Meet the mysterious deal broker who’s freeing Ukraine’s prisoners of war.

Massive Participation in Earthquake Drill in Mexico

On September 19, 1985, the center, South and West regions of Mexico, in particular the Federal District, were struck by a powerful earthquake, considered the most lethal in Mexican written history. Conmemorating the event 29 year later, the Secretary for Civil Protection of Federal District organized an earthquake drill, for...

The Admiral's Revenge

Epic battles, evil Japanese, and the Sewol ferry sinking: Why this South Korean blockbuster is breaking every box office record.

View NFL Player Crimes in Interactive Graphical Form

Can’t keep track of which NFL player has committed what crime? Want to avoid filling in your Fantasy Football League with past or current domestic violence felons? Sort by your favorite team, crime or position! Here’s a nifty website (Link) that takes the data from USA Today’s updated arrest list and lets you sort and [...]

From Pakistan With Love

"Pack-istan? Never heard of the place, ma'am," the muscled, tattooed, slightly inebriated, impassive marine drawled when I answered his query about my country-of-origin, in the overcrowded, smoke-filled, cosy little pub, Hunter's in Manama, Bahrain. Show More Summary

Westgate, One Year On

A year after one of the most horrifying attacks on Kenyan soil, there is little around Westgate Shopping Centre to remind us of the siege last year in which 67 people died. Shortly before noon on the 21st of September last year, gunmen...Show More Summary

Stop the Political Persecution of Aristide and Fanmi Lavalas Once and for All

In March of 2011 I accompanied Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on his trip home to Haiti following years of forced exile in South Africa. I did so in support of Haitian democracy and Aristide's civil rights, and in protest against...Show More Summary

Resisting the Normalization of Crisis

The past few days woke me up. They reminded me of the reality that I am a citizen of a nation at war. A war with no end in sight. 9/11 occurred when I was six years old. I was in China at the time and didn't see footage until high school. Show More Summary

Queen: 'Enduring Love of Scotland' Will Unite UK

The queen has officially weighed in on Scotland's rejection of independence —a rarity for her when it comes to current affairs, notes the Telegraph —and she's asking pro-UK Scottish residents and Brits not to gloat. She acknowledged the "strong feelings and contrasting emotions" involved in the referendum, but asked that...

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