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Against Her Will – Trinidad Newspaper Publishes Details of Slain Attorney's Estate

Today's lead story in one of Trinidad and Tobago's most popular newspapers was the contents of slain Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal's will. Seetahal was gunned down five months ago in Port of Spain; no one has yet been arrested for her murder. The blog Wired 868 could not understand the...

Mexico captures top drug lord Beltran Leyva

Hector Beltran Leyva heads the Beltran Leyva family crime syndicate that waged a bloody conflict with a former ally.

Ties That Bind

From Afghanistan to Mali to Iraq, training and equipping other countries' militaries has a terrible track record. Why would we want to make it a permanent part of U.S. strategy?

No Umbrellas for China's Las Vegas

 A pro-Hong Kong student rally attracts hundreds, but Macau won’t risk angering Beijing.

Sex, Love and Fist Pounds

Sometimes cultural differences can hit you like a big basket of stale roti. It was a pleasant evening three days after I had made the move from the city of Bengaluru to my NGO's campus in the farming village of Devadurga, and I just finished dinner. Show More Summary

Bahrain's Prominent Human Rights Activist Arrested for Criticizing Police Defectors Who Joined ISIS

Bahrain's most prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is back in jail for his tweets, for the third time.

Crossing Over

Kurdish Syrians flee an Islamic State offensive on the town of Kobani.

Hong Kong Stands Up

Why the territory’s fight for democracy is a challenge for China

Saskatchewan Rough Ride

Canada scores first in the clean-coal game. But it will be a tough and expensive act to follow.

White House Announces Countering Violent Extremism Program: Is It Pretext for Spying on Muslims?

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has captured international attention as the world witnesses in horror its brutality. Notwithstanding that most of ISIL's victims are Muslim, its atrocities are reinforcing false stereotypes that something is inherently violent about Islam. Show More Summary

Boris Johnson: British Prime Minister in the Making

Make a note of the name: Boris Johnson. He is mayor of London. And in a few years, he has a high chance of becoming British prime minister. In a time when politicians tend to be bland, and to believe it necessary to claim a politically...Show More Summary

US Secret Service director resigns

Resignation of Julia Pierson comes after a series of security lapses involving the protection of the American president.

VIDEO: Chipmunks Shut Down Utah Tar Sands

Activists dressed as chipmunks shut down construction at the first US tar sands mine on September 23. It was the latest in a series of actions by Utah Tar Sands Resistance targeting the 213 acre Book Cliffs tar sands mine. A video released by the group shows chipmunks spreading rapidly through through the camp site where they block construction equipment with [...]

The Shape-Shifting Coalition

America's allies in the fight against the Islamic State may seem willing now. But what happens when they want to start bombing Assad?

‘Ethnic cleansing for a better world’ — Richard Cohen says Palestinians brought the Nakba on themselves

In his new book, Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, no stranger to racial controversy, says that the Palestinians caused their own expulsion from their lands in 1948 by resisting Zionist immigration. "They simply had to be pushed out... the enemy had to go."

China Clamps Down on Another Independent Film Festival

China claims it wants to promote culture, but its censorship of independent art has never been more systemic.

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