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  • Myanmar releases 69 prisoners in act of 'benevolence'

    NEW DELHI -- Rushing to meet a self-imposed year-end deadline to release all political prisoners, Myanmar on Friday announced the release of 69 inmates from over a dozen jails nationwide, explaining in a statement that the move demonstrated the “...
  • Russia outraged by Polish nationalist attack on its Warsaw embassy

    Rising tensions between Poland and Russia flared into a fiery rampage on Polish Independence Day, when masked youths and right-wing radicals veered from a peaceful march to hurl bottles, trash and torches at the Russian Embassy in Warsaw. Russia's...
  • 'Hatching Twitter' is a Silicon Valley drama of feuding founders

    The first time I saw a man killed in front of me, I tweeted about it. I was a freelancer, covering a street battle in Cairo two years ago, and Twitter was the only means of publication immediately available. I wasn't getting paid, but my duty was to get...
  • Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners

    Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners
    MOSCOW -- Several thousand people demanding the release of political prisoners took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in the biggest protest action so far this fall. On a gray, overcast afternoon, protesters marched along Moscow's central Boulevard...
  • Turkey's leader calms protests -- for now

    Turkey's leader calms protests -- for now
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – The political standoff between antigovernment protesters and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased Friday, but the last two weeks of unrest revealed national fissures and a belief by many that their leader will get his...
  • Hazing death heightens worries

    Those of us who have sent children to college know that parental worries take a different turn when the kids are off on their own. We worry that they will drink too much and not study enough. That they'll be mugged on their way back to the dorm. That a...
  • Dream Defenders demand an end to stand your ground following Zimmerman verdict in killing of Trayvon Martin

     Dream Defenders demand an end to stand your ground following Zimmerman verdict in killing of Trayvon Martin
    Trayvon Martin's death, and George Zimmerman's delayed arrest last year, were the catalysts that brought the Dream Defenders together at Florida A&M University in April 2012. But as the group of young demonstrators becomes a statewide civil-rights...
  • School dress codes: Miniskirt madness

     School dress codes: Miniskirt madness
    Hey kids, what are you going to wear to school today? A miniskirt? How short? "Sagging" pants: Is that kosher? What about a do-rag? Fishnet tights? Or hoodies, tattoos, sweat pants, frayed jeans, an Afro puff or, if you're a boy, long locks? How about a...
  • The science of hunger strikes

    The science of hunger strikes
    ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Hunger will change you. Just ask Thomas Mahany. The Michigan stonemason and veterans' advocate has starved himself three times in the name of justice, living only on water spiked with lemon juice and salt for weeks at a time....
  • Iran labor protest: Sign of daunting challenges for next president

    Iran labor protest: Sign of daunting challenges for next president
    TEHRAN -- More than 200 steelworkers staged a demonstration Tuesday in front of the Iranian parliament, protesting layoffs and unpaid salaries in an illustration of the daunting economic challenges facing President-elect Hassan Rouhani. One of the laid-...
  • Egypt's VP Mohamed ElBaradei resigns in protest against crackdown

    CAIRO -- Egyptian Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, resigned Wednesday in protest over a crackdown by security forces that killed scores of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and tipped the nation into...