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  • Round-Up: Elgin marbles, art and money, getting over David Byrne

    Round-Up: Elgin marbles, art and money, getting over David Byrne
    The Elgin Marbles debate and too many stories about art and money, including a $26-million painting by Christopher Wool, expensive art-dealer sushi, black dancers and ballet, plus the gruesome aesthetic possibilities of a Marina Abramovic/Lars Von Trier...
  • Pentagon: U.S. believes several hundred militants killed in Kobani strikes

    The U.S. military believes it has killed several hundred Islamic State fighters in air strikes in and around the Syrian town of Kobani, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday. An increased number of air strikes around the embattled border town by the U....
  • Guillermo Martinez: Venezuelans seeking opposition leader's release

     Guillermo Martinez: Venezuelans seeking opposition leader's release
    Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, is in the Czech Republic trying to get more human rights groups to speak out on behalf of her husband. On Tuesday she was monitoring from afar a court in Caracas presided by Susana...
  • The civil rights movement needed both King and the Panthers [Letter]

    The civil rights movement needed both King and the Panthers [Letter]
    Reginald L. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture director A. Skipp Sanders was wrong to bar civil rights pioneer Helena Hicks from entering the premises, and she was wrong about the civil rights movement and former Black Panther...
  • Let women, not anti-choice zealots, make their own health decisions

    To the editor: The article clearly lays out the tactics that anti-choice organizations use in their attempts to make it nearly impossible for women to obtain an abortion. ("For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level," Oct. 11)...
  • U.N. to give evidence in Australian asylum seeker test case

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's highest court gave the United Nations permission on Tuesday to give evidence in a groundbreaking legal challenge to the country's power to intercept asylum seekers' boats outside its territorial waters. The intervention of...
  • Europe urged to end plight of 600,000 ghost people

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries must end the plight of an estimated 600,000 stateless people by giving them similar protection to refugees, campaigners said on Tuesday as they launched a day of action to highlight the...
  • Two Thais arrested for trafficking of Bangladeshis, Rohingya

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities have arrested two men charged with human trafficking, police said on Tuesday, following the discovery of 134 suspected victims in southern Thailand at a time when the military government is under international pressure...
  • China won't cede to HK protests, army used only as last resort-sources

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party believes it has offered enough concessions to Hong Kong in the past, and will give no ground to pro-democracy protests because it wants to avoid setting a precedent for reform on the mainland, sources...
  • Syria security chiefs fired after protests by Assad loyalists

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two high ranking Syrian security officials have been fired in what residents and a rights group say is a response to protests by government loyalists angered by the death of 41 children in a bombing in Homs city. Official concessions...
  • Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers

    Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers
    Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city's financial center on Tuesday, a day after clashes broke out as anti-protest groups tried to reclaim roads. The...