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  • Even terrorists have a right to citizenship

    Even terrorists have a right to citizenship
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, doesn't trust Barack Obama to protect Americans against Ebola, defeat the Islamic State, oversee the IRS or revamp the health insurance system. He decries the expansion of federal power Obama has brought about. But Cruz...
  • China sentences Uighur professor to life in prison on separatism charge

    A Beijing economics professor who had become China’s most prominent critic of government policies toward the nation’s Uighur ethnic minority was convicted on charges of separatism Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison. The trial of Ilham...
  • Why Pitzer College decided to quit carbon

    Why Pitzer College decided to quit carbon
    Last month, the philanthropic Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced it would sell off the fossil fuel stocks that helped to enrich it. Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges, had beaten the Rockefellers to the punch. Its decision to divest, in April,...
  • Pistorius faces prison hospital wing if sentenced to jail

    Oscar Pistorius will be committed to the hospital wing of one of South Africa's toughest prisons if the double-amputee Olympic track star is sentenced to jail time for killing his girlfriend, the head of the prison service said on Thursday. On the...
  • Challenging search for Nobel peace laureate in world beset by war

    Challenging search for Nobel peace laureate in world beset by war
    In a world racked by war, atrocities and treason, the search for a worthy Nobel Peace Prize laureate presents a daunting challenge this year. Where on the planet can a man, woman or organization be found to have alleviated the bloodshed and cruelty that...
  • South Africa Pubcaster Suspends Popular Serial

    South Africa's longest-running soap announced an indefinite hiatus last week, the culmination of a year-long pay dispute that led to the entire cast being sacked in August. Pubcaster SABC on Sept. 30 aired the last of its episodes filmed with the...
  • 'Homeland' gets a 'major reset' for Season 4

    'Homeland' gets a 'major reset' for Season 4
    Perhaps no other show on the air has experienced such whiplash-inducing extremes of praise and criticism as "Homeland," a program that's become a cautionary tale about the dangers of creating ambitious television in an era of relentless scrutiny and ever-...
  • Posters and poetry: Hong Kong protesters show their creativity

    Posters and poetry: Hong Kong protesters show their creativity
    Hot pink and tangerine, chartreuse and bright blue, the Post-it notes flutter up the outdoor stairway like thousands of fragile Technicolor butterflies, clinging hopefully to the concrete wall of the government office. “We love Hong Kong.”...
  • Africa is more than disease and terrorism, says African Union leader

    When the headlines coming out of Africa are Ebola, terrorists who kidnap schoolgirls and various rebel movements taking over various governments, it’s difficult to talk about what Africa is beyond that collection of crises. But that’s part...
  • Nobel laureates cancel Cape Town summit after Dalai Lama denied visa

    Nobel Peace Prize laureates who had planned to gather in Cape Town in mid-October to honor the late Nelson Mandela announced Thursday that they were canceling or relocating the summit in protest of the South African government's refusal to issue a visa...
  • 'Lost and Found in Johannesburg' maps the growth of a writer and nation

    A love of maps is every true traveler's secret pleasure. As a correspondent in Africa, years before one could follow a path rendered by MapQuest or Google Earth, I came to love and rely on those hand-stenciled city maps in the Lonely Planet guidebook...