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Preserving Auschwitz

Auschwitz should never have existed, so why are we so keen to cling onto it? Would it not be reasonable to scrub it from the landscape, remove the very thought of what it represents from our minds, recognize it as the cemetery it is,...Show More Summary

Alleged Video of Soldiers Beating Civilian Shocks São Tomé and Príncipe

The alleged images show a young man sitting on the ground, wearing only underwear, as soldiers—apparently high-ranking members of the Armed Forces of São Tomé and Príncipe—beat him mercilessly.

Russian-Speaking Jihadists

Last week, New York police arrested three Brooklyn men, immigrants from post-Soviet states Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and charged them with aiding the Islamic State (ISIL). One of the men's online postings questioned whether it is "possible to commit ourselves as dedicated martyrs while here [in the U.S.]... Show More Summary

As Floods Inundate Madagascar, Government Is Slow to Provide Relief

Madagascar is going through another extremely difficult time, with a large part of the country being inundated by floods. Residents have uploaded photos of the devastation to social media.

Mining & Fracking World Whirl: 3 Mar 2015

Our sun over the past five years. Worldwide.  Destroying the world that feeds us:  shellfish are now threatened.   Ocean acidification (OA) is increasing as the oceans try to absorb all the carbon we produce, thus endangering much ocean life.  Most vulnerable US coastal areas affected are identified, along with OA “drivers and amplifiers” and [...]

Israeli soldiers set attack dogs on teen — ‘Bite him’ — and rightwing politician cheers

Last night Israeli TV covered the leak of an outrageous video of Israeli soldiers inciting their trained "elite" dogs to attack and maul a captured Palestinian teen near an illegal West Bank settlement two months ago. The video appeared on the Facebook page of Michael Ben-Ari, a Kahanist politician, who praised the attack.

The Gross Hypocrisy of Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu says his speech against President Obama’s Iran policy, delivered on the floor of Congress, shouldn’t be taken as an affront. “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama,” Netanyahu told AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby group, on Monday. Show More Summary

A Speech That Fell Short and Tied Netanyahu in Knots

No one sets the table better than Benjamin Netanyahu. With Ehud Barak, his defense minister at the time, the Israeli prime minister pushed the matter of Iran’s nuclear ambitions to the front of the global agenda three years ago by threatening to launch military strikes against Tehran. And he spent the last month or so…

Pakistan Welcomes HULT Prize's Early Childhood Education Challenge at NUST Amidst Fierce War on Terror

Terrorism continues to inflict suffering and pain on people all over the world, despite countries having spent billions of dollars in countermeasures. It indiscriminately affects people of all ages and countering this scourge is in favor of all nations of the world. Show More Summary

Film: The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo

The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo is a film by filmmaker Yaba Badoe: The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa's foremost women writers, a trailblazer for an entire generation of exciting new talent. This feature-length documentary charts Ama Ata Aidoo's creative journey in...

Moroccan Forces Accused of Abusing Sub-Saharan Migrants

"There were six buses waiting for us, we were ordered to climb. Then we drove for several hours into the desert. We had no indication where we were going."

BiBi Netanyahu: The King of Chutzpah

The only word for it is chutzpah: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's call for European Jews to flee to Israel from the claws of a newly rampant anti-Semitism that is supposedly sweeping Europe. Why Chutzpah? Because one of the...Show More Summary

Digital Asia links: PNG West Papua policy, drones, China's shrinking internet and more

The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies, the largest concentration of social media and mobile users, and some of the world's most innovative tech companies. Show More Summary

'La Haine': A window into the Charlie Hebdo attack

[youtube:4lwQDTEaX-0] Last week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced a raft of new government spending on security in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack. The plan included the creation of more than 2500 new jobs in the law,...Show More Summary

Could Bahrain's Student Movements be Resurrected and Find a Solution for the Country's Political Problems?

Bahrain Debate looked at alternative solutions for the political crisis in Bahrain. Mohamed Hassan takes a look at the student movement in Bahrain and the role it plays.

Kiev warning leaves trail of questions over Flight MH17 for Dutch PM – The Irish Times

Dutch unwillingness to set out details of warning has led to growing suspicion Risk warning Excerpt: Asked if the government had warned the appropriate airlines about the increased risk of using Ukrainian airspace after the An-26 attack, foreign minister Bert Koenders and justice minister Ivo Opstelten replied it had not. Their reasoning, they told deputies [...]

Explore Bangladesh From Your Computer, Thanks to Google Street View

Bangladesh's Google Street View launched February 5. One Facebook user posted his amusement at seeing his lungi, a sarong-type cloth, appear in the image (it was hanging from his balcony).

A ‘Last Prophet’ Faces Jail for Land-Grabbing and Polygamy in Tajikistan

Seven wives, twenty kids and tens of disciples: Sheikh Temur reportedly claimed to be God's messenger, but his Judgement Day came sooner than he may have expected.

My own personal list of lies War Street has told us

Sorry, that's all of the War Street lies I can think of right now. But I'm sure there are many more out there, many many more lies that I've missed. Transparency is clearly and obviously not an American value -- and democracy doesn't seem to be one either. But I will tell you one thing that I know for sure: I won't ever be fooled again. Show More Summary

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