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  • Staff news: Shelby Grad to oversee local coverage; Kim Murphy to head national/foreign

    Staff news: Shelby Grad to oversee local coverage; Kim Murphy to head national/foreign
    A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj and Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin:
  • Greenpeace protest ship released by Russia after 10 months

    Greenpeace protest ship released by Russia after 10 months
    The Greenpeace protest ship Arctic Sunrise has been released after 10 months of detention by Russian authorities and the damaged icebreaker is now limping back home to Amsterdam, the environmental activist group said Friday. The Arctic Sunrise was...

    Tunisia closes border with Libya as unrest continues

    Tunisian authorities temporarily closed the country's border with Libya on Friday, stranding thousands of Egyptians eager to escape the expanding violence in Libya, Tunisia's state news agency reported. Libyan border security forces opened fire when a...

    Iranian parliament bans vasectomies in bid to boost birth rate

    Iranian parliament bans vasectomies in bid to boost birth rate
    Iran's parliament has voted to ban permanent forms of contraception, the state news agency IRNA reported, endorsing the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's call for measures to increase the population. The bill, banning vasectomies and similar...

    96 died in recent clashes in Uighur region, China reports

    96 died in recent clashes in Uighur region, China reports
    China reported that 96 people were killed in last week’s clashes in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, making it the deadliest incident of ethnic unrest in the country since 2009. After days of secrecy shrouding the incident in Shache, the...