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The Things They Carried: The Needle Exchanger

It’s almost midnight when Marta Nascimento strides up to a young sex worker and her john who are loitering in Lisbon’s run-down Martim Moniz neighborhood. Nascimento opens her backpack, which is brimming with syringes, aluminum foil, and crack pipes. The sex worker asks only for condoms, though — she doesn’t need drug paraphernalia tonight. Confused,...

The immaculate conception of Louis Brandeis

Louis Brandeis converted to Zionism at 56, after a life removed from Jewish concerns, so as to get on to the Supreme Court, which President Wilson had made clear was impossible unless he was a "representative Jew." Brandeis's hagiographers,...Show More Summary

6 severed heads found in southern Mexico, authorities say

Security spokesman for the southern state of Guerrero said the dismembered bodies were found in Chilpancingo, the state capital

Istanbul Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul

The reports could not be confirmed; but Hurriyet said the man, who media quoted police as saying had operated under the cover name Ebu Muhammed Horasani, was caught in an operation along with his son.

Come With Me On An Adventure With The Kurds Fighting ISIS

At 1pm and 6pm on January 18, at Lincoln Center, the New York Jewish Film Festival will premiere my critically acclaimed film, Peshmerga, in the United States as its centerpiece presentation. For me, this will surely be a very emotional and momentous occasion. Show More Summary

Singer Halts Show Mid-Song to Help Harassed Female Fan

A viral video out of Pakistan shows singer Atif Aslam halting his concert, mid-song, in order to call out a group of guys who were harassing a female concertgoer in the front row Sunday night. Per Mashable, the video shows Aslam telling the males to "act like a human being"...

What's behind growing economic gap?

Oxfam report says eight of the world's richest men have as much wealth as 50 percent of global poor.

Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker caught, Turkish media says

Private Dogan news agency and other media say the suspect was caught in Istanbul’s district of Esenyurt in a police operation late on Monday

Istanbul police 'arrest' New Year nightclub shooter

Gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub has been caught, according to Turkish media reports.

'Pushback' policy: Refugees in Serbia fear deportation

Hundreds living in poor conditions refuse to go into official camps amid deportations from European countries.

Egypt: Police killed in desert checkpoint attack

Interior ministry says at least eight police officers killed in an attack on security checkpoint in New Valley province.

Istanbul nightclub attacker caught in police operation, according to Turkish media

Turkish media reports say police have caught the gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations. The private Dogan news agency and other media say the suspect was caught in Istanbul's district of Esenyurt in a police operation late on Monday....

EU nations alarmed by Donald Trump's comments

Hollande says 'no need for outside advice' but Merkel vows to work with US president-elect after contentious interview.

UK: Northern Ireland to hold snap elections in March

Early election to be be held on March 2 following the collapse of the region's power-sharing government.

Map: Boko Haram Attacks

Explore our interactive map to examine in detail the violent incidents in and around Nigeria from 2009 to 2016.

Support for Rajoy Divides Socialist Party Leaders in Spain

The left calls for a harder line against the right-wing government the Socialists allowed to come to power.

Condom scandal pits Knight of Malta against Pope Francis

A remarkable showdown is brewing between the ancient Catholic lay order and the pontiff over an incident in Myanmar

Plane crash destroys Kyrgyzstan village

A Turkish cargo plane crashed in a residential area outside Kyrgyzstan's main airport, killing at least 37 people

Leave National Referendums in 2016

By Omeed Alerasool Of all the policy lessons to take away from 2016, here is a simple one: referendums should not be deciding major changes and reforms in established democracies. A number of world leaders called for national referendums in the past year. Show More Summary

American Jewish Congress' Critical Statement of the Paris Summit on January 15th and UN Security Council Meeting on January 17th

The American Jewish Congress stands opposed to the Paris Peace Conference led by France on January 15th and the possibility of any further untoward one-sided and anti-Israel resolutions at the UN Security Council meeting set two days later on January 17th. Show More Summary

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