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Indian PM Modi Announces New Business Visas for SAARC Nations

Business visas for the eight member states will be granted for three to five years

New Shakespeare Find Has Gender Switch

An incredibly rare copy of Shakespeare's First Folio has been rediscovered after sitting forgotten in a French library for centuries—and experts say the find could reveal a lot more about the plays and the playwright. Only around 800 of the first edition of Shakespeare's plays were published in 1623,...

Indian girl dies after being set on fire

Four arrested for setting teenager alight after she resisted attempts to molest her in northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Polio workers killed in Pakistan attack

Assailants shoot dead four vaccinators in Baluchistan province, forcing authorities to halt immunisation drive.

Hong Kong Arrests Pro-Democracy Leaders

Hong Kong authorities removed street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district today, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people, including key student leaders. Police in helmets swiftly cleared obstructions including tents from the 2-month-old protest site in Mong Kok, across...

Race inequality between US Whites and African-Americans by the Numbers (Again)

By Juan Cole With regard to employment, African-Americans got hit harder by the Bush Depression than did whites, and jobs have not come back for them at nearly the same rate: This…

Thieves Make Off With Shoes of Holocaust Victims

Director James Cameron made it to the world's deepest spot a couple of years ago but thieves in Poland have found a way to sink even lower: Stealing the shoes of people murdered by the Nazis 70 years ago. Police say at least eight shoes were stolen from an exhibit...

Israeli raid on Palestinian soccer club signals dangerous hardening of Israeli-Palestinian battle lines

By James M. Dorsey A soccer brawl in Israel's politically most loaded derby and an alleged subsequent raid by the Israeli military on the offices of Israel's foremost Palestinian soccer club reflects a hardening of the Israeli-Palestinian...Show More Summary

Turkish Pres. Erdogan says Women not Equal to Men: “Their System is Different.”

Euronews | — “The Turkish President has triggered fresh controversy, declaring in a speech that women are not equal to men. Recep Tayyip Erdogan also criticised the feminist movement, claiming they do…

Hong Kong Police Arrest Top Student Leader and Clear Protest Site

The Mong Kok protest area had been occupied by pro-democracy activists for 60 days

What if it was Russia and China invading and Bombing? The Blindness of MSM and Washington

By Tom Engelhardt (Tomdispatch.com) | – Let’s play a game, the kind that makes no sense on this single-superpower planet of ours. For a moment, do your best to suspend disbelief and…

Global Warming brings extreme Floods and Drought: World Bank

By Andrea Germanos, staff writer (Commondreams.org) “Even very ambitious mitigation” can’t change the fact that the world has already “locked in” mid-century warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial times, a new report from…

UK spy agency criticised over Rigby report

New government report fails to address allegations of torture complicity and MI5 harassment of Lee Rigby's killer.

Racial Fearmongering and Ferguson: US Stereotype of “violent” African-American Men as old as Slavery

By Peter Bloom, The Open University (The Conversation) The decision not to charge police officer Darren Wilson with the unlawful shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown has reignited protests across the US.…

Icon of Arab music Sabah dies in Lebanon

Diva Sabah passes away at 87 after a six-decade long career in music and film, Lebanese media report.

Previously Unknown Letter from Camus to Sartre Discovered

The missive was written only months before the friends fell out, and was found above a collector's fireplace

Second night of rallies after Ferguson ruling

Protests across US cities as Missouri governor orders more troops to Ferguson area to quell unrest.

Hong Kong police dismantle protest site

Police arrest pro-democracy leaders along with 100 others after protesters resist police action in Chinese territory.

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