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KABUL, Afghanistan — Nabil Ahmad was at his desk at a logistics support firm last spring when an explosion ripped through the office. Windows shattered. The ceiling collapsed. "I thought it was an earthquake — or the end of the world," the...
Tags: Interior Policy, Homes, Taliban, Wars and Interventions, Refugee
The image of illegal immigration in the minds of most Americans is of poor Mexicans streaming across the Southwest border. This is not entirely wrong, but it is outdated. As Congress debates immigration reform, it is worth taking a look at what's changed....
Conservationists battling illicit global trade in endangered species say at least 25,000 African elephants were slaughtered last year by criminal gangs eager to market the lucrative ivory from their tusks. The poachers' take has risen to alarming levels...
One of the stands of lemon grass in the middle of the Vermont Square Community Garden is in full flower now, a somewhat unusual occurrence. It’s not a particularly attractive phase for the plants, which look like overgrown weeds on their last legs....
FrameworkWednesday's Pictures in the News begings in Texas, where members of the San Antonio Living History Association fire muskets as they take part in a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio....
THE BEST WAY TO THE MALUKU ISLANDS, INDONESIA From LAX, Cathay Pacific, Singapore, Virgin AustraIia, Malaysia Airlines, China Airlines and EVA offer connecting service (change of planes) to Denpasar International Airport on Bali. Restricted round-trip...
NEW DELHI, India – Malaysian fighter jets and ground forces attacked an estimated 200 Filipino gunmen who are claiming a remote part of the island of Borneo after 27 died in earlier, unsuccessful efforts to dislodge them. The Filipinos arrived...
Fourteen people reportedly were killed Friday in a shootout between Malaysian commandos and a Filipino clan that has holed up in a Malaysian coastal village for weeks, claiming the land belongs to them. The lengthy standoff turned bloody after members...
BALANGA, Philippines — The school day at Balanga Elementary on the Bataan Peninsula was winding down, and children poured from the classrooms into the stifling afternoon heat. Behind their classrooms, they played around the statutes of grim-...
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
Tags: Lithuania, Latvia, National Government, Namibia, Mauritius
A federal judge approved a $17-million loan from two movie studios to keep the lights on at troubled Rhythm & Hues, the award-winning visual effects company that worked on the Oscar-nominated “Life of Pi.” Rhythm & Hues, based in El Segundo,...
The award-winning visual-effects company Rhythm & Hues, considered one of the industry's leaders, is laying off 200 employees as it files for bankruptcy protection, sources close to the studio said. The layoffs come as the L.A. company, which worked...
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