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Who Wins a War in East Asia?

Mike Scrafton Security, Asia China vs. America: the ultimate military showdown.  Under what circumstances would Australia join in a war against China? RAND’s report War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable (WwC) illuminates the...Show More Summary

Bleaching The 2016 Olympics: Lochte, Anthony Ervin, And Race In Rio

AP Photo/Michael Sohn U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte brought national shame after he made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint in the streets of Rio, which perpetuated the racially charged, violent imagery of Brazil and the rest of Latin America. Show More Summary

Setback won't break Nigerians' resolve to end polio

We must remember that the world has never been closer to eradicating this disease.

The Political Left and Right Are Being Upended by Globalization Politics

Across the West, establishment parties of the right and the left are being disrupted -- if not destroyed from the inside. Within such parties, the losers from globalization are finding champions of anti-globalization that are challenging the formal mainstream orthodoxy. Show More Summary

Zambia regulator suspends three private broadcasters

Regulator suspends licences for one TV and two radio stations, saying they had posed a risk to peace during election.

Virgin Trains Hits Back at U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn's Overcrowding Claims

A major British train operator has rejected U.K. opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn’s account of a train journey in a bizarre twist in the Labour party’s leadership race. Earlier in August, footage of Corbyn on a train shot by a member of his campaign team was covered in The Guardian. Show More Summary

South African Caster Semenya's extraordinary story

South Africa's Caster Semenya takes 800m gold, overshadowing past speculation about "being different".

Ramen Now Most Valuable Form of Currency in U.S. State Prisons

Ramen noodles have replaced tobacco as the most popular form of currency among U.S. state prisoners, according to a study published on Monday. Even in prisons where cigarettes have been banned, inmates value the wheat noodles more than...Show More Summary

Olympian auctioning medal to help boy with rare cancer

Piotr Malachowski said that "fate gave me a chance to increase the value of my ‘silver’" by helping the 3-year-old with eye cancer

Nigerian army claims strike on terror leader as Kerry arrives

Military says Boko Haram leader, who's death has been prematurely reported before, "fatally wounded"

New Zealand's homeless: Living in cars and garages

New Zealand was once a pioneer of the social welfare state, but now one in every 100 New Zealanders are homeless.

Brazil: Globo's power to influence

We look at how the media giant applies its influence across Latin American news outlets and current events.

SitRep: U.S. No-Fly Zone in Syria? Russian Hack Fail

Top General Skeptical Over Russian Deal; Kurds in New Fight; And Lots More

Could corporate tax rates become an issue in Brexit talks?

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has warned that the UK cutting corporate tax post-Brexit could lead to harder negotiations, provoking a cold response from Downing Street and outrage from a number of Conservative MPs. Raoul Ruparel looks at how the UK compares to other EU states in this area. Show More Summary

Unaccompanied minors risk all to reach US

New UNICEF report indicates most of the unaccompanied minors apprehended do not have access to legal representation.

In Dumping Everything, WikiLeaks Spills Private Secrets

WikiLeaks' global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children, and the mentally ill, the AP has found. In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has published medical files belonging to scores...

Philippines police chief: 1,900 killed in anti-drug war

The UN and the US have both expressed concern over the extrajudicial killings of alleged drug dealers.

Top court approves Russia's ban from Rio Paralympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has approved decision on suspension of Russia from the games over a doping programme.

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