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World NowThe airing of the documentary, Femme de la Rue, ignited a firestorm last week in Belgium and France over the unwanted attention that many women report getting in the streets. The furor appears to be fueling real action: The Belgium interior minister...
World NowAfrican migrants die of thirst at sea trying to reach Europe, according to UNHCR: An Eritrean man was the sole survivor when an inflatable boat trying to reach Italy was lost at sea, according to the UNHCR. The man, found floating on the remains of the...
LA Times MagazineTom Schnabel and Jordan Peimer riff on world music, audience pleasers...and what doesn't sell in L.A....
World NowCAIRO -- A tense Egypt began voting Saturday in the runoff to choose a new president amid a tightening military grip and fears that the result will not lift the nation from decades of authoritarian rule. The choice is stark, if unsettling: Muslim...
World NowTurkish President Abdullah Gul came to California this week after addressing the NATO summit in Chicago and talked up the Turkish political model....
In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart. Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
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World NowMoncef Marzouki, former dissident and veteran human rights activist, is sworn in as Tunisia's new president. Tunisia inspired the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East....
World NowA new study finds that the Christian percentage of the world's population has remained fairly steady over the last century, but its distribution has changed dramatically, with just 25% now found in Europe....
World NowThousands of people flocked Christmas Eve to Manger Square to celebrate the birth of Jesus in this West Bank city, the cradle of the Christian faith where Christ was born 2012 years ago....
World NowGraphic amateur video footage said to show unemployed young Moroccans setting themselves on fire in the capital Rabat surfaced this week during widespread demonstrations over lack of opportunity in the North African nation....
World NowA hunger emergency looms in the Sahel: Half a million children face starvation in the Sahel if help doesn’t arrive on time, according to humanitarian agencies. A recent UNICEF survey in the Sahel forecast a million cases of severe malnutrition...
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