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  • Myanmar talks with Kachin rebels yield agreement but no cease-fire

    Myanmar talks with Kachin rebels yield agreement but no cease-fire
    YANGON, Myanmar -- One day after a seven-point agreement was signed between ethnic Kachin rebels and the Myanmar government, analysts and members of the Kachin community expressed skepticism that this represented much of a breakthrough. The two sides...
  • Alice Munro's quiet, precise works lead to Nobel Prize in literature

    Alice Munro's quiet, precise works lead to Nobel Prize in literature
    Alice Munro was nowhere to be found on Thursday morning when the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize in literature. The permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Peter Englund, had to leave her a voice mail. The short story writer surfaced...
  • Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize

    Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize
    LONDON -- In a possible preview of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement, the European Union awarded its top human rights prize Thursday to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls....
  • Kerry makes urgent trip to Kabul as security pact deadline looms

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an unannounced visit to Kabul on Friday to press Afghan President Hamid Karzai to work out the last, divisive details of a proposed U.S. military presence in Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal of NATO forces. The...
  • Malala doesn't win Nobel Peace Prize -- and the Taliban celebrates

    Malala doesn't win Nobel Peace Prize -- and the Taliban celebrates
    Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager and outspoken proponent of the right of girls and young women to be educated, survived being shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in 2012. But as if attempted murder wasn't bad enough -- now the Taliban is proving to...
  • One week later, 'Death to U.S.A.' chant back in vogue in Iran capital

    One week later, 'Death to U.S.A.' chant back in vogue in Iran capital
    TEHRAN — The emblematic “Death to U.S.A” chant resounded through the Iranian capital anew on Friday, one week after it appeared that the signature slogan could be sidelined as part of a possible thaw in long-acrimonious relations between...
  • Nobel Peace Prize recipient is a relatively obscure watchdog

    LONDON – Hardly anyone knew it existed before last month. Its work has been criticized and its employees shot at. Bigger names, including that of a teenage girl, were thought to be ahead in line for the world’s most prestigious award. But...
  • At least 27 drown in another migrant shipwreck south of Italy

    ROME РAt least 27 people drowned Friday  in the Mediterranean Sea after a boat packed with more than 240 would-be migrants capsized south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, scene of another deadly sinking last week. Military aircraft from...
  • Malala's Dad Should Have Won Peace Prize

    One year ago, a young Talib in Pakistan's Swat Valley boarded a school bus crammed with 20 girls and fired three shots. Since, Malala Yousafzai has gone from lying in a hospital bed to addressing the United Nations on July 12, her 16th birthday, to...
  • Thumbs Up And One Down

    Congratulations to Lorenzo Sewanan, a Trinity College graduate now at Yale School of Medicine, for winning a poetry contest for medical students. Mr. Sewanan, a native of Surinam whose first language was Dutch, is pursuing an M.D. and Ph.D. in...
  • African Union official attacks 'condescending' International Criminal Court

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A top African Union official said the International Criminal Court was a "political instrument" with a condescending approach to Africa, as African leaders gathered in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to discuss the court....