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  • Qatar's World Cup preparations shouldn't include abusing its workers

     Qatar's World Cup preparations shouldn't include abusing its workers
    The Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar, flush with oil riches and seeking to push its way to the front of the international stage, is in the midst of an enormous, decade-long building boom to construct facilities and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup...
  • A casualty of Africa's war on gays

     A casualty of Africa's war on gays
    DOUALA, Cameroon — For Cameroonian Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, being gay came with a prison sentence, and ultimately, a death sentence. A few weeks ago, I had to say goodbye to Jean-Claude, my dear friend and client. He died at the age of 35 in his...
  • Two members of punk band Pussy Riot held in Sochi

    Two members of punk band Pussy Riot held in Sochi
    SOCHI, Russia — A Russian human rights activist says two members of the punk band Pussy Riot have been detained near the Olympics in downtown Sochi. Semyon Simonov says he was with Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova at the time. He says the...
  • South Korean lawmaker convicted of treason, supporting North Korea

    South Korean lawmaker convicted of treason, supporting North Korea
    SEOUL -- A left-wing South Korean lawmaker was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday on charges of treason and praising North Korea, the first such conviction of a legislator since the South transitioned to democracy in the late 1980s. Prosecutors...
  • Freed Russian musicians 'no longer members' of Pussy Riot

    Freed Russian musicians 'no longer members' of Pussy Riot
    The two freed members of Russian music and performance-art collective Pussy Riot who appeared Wednesday in New York with Madonna at an Amnesty International concert supporting human rights issues worldwide are “no longer members of the group,”...
  • Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan

    Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to Pakistan's request to stop drone-launched missile strikes except on Al Qaeda operational leaders while Islamabad pursues peace talks with local Taliban militants, U.S. officials say. The informal...
  • Pete Seeger's 'Forever Young' music video goes viral

    Pete Seeger's 'Forever Young' music video goes viral
    Folk musician and activist Pete Seeger did many, many things during his 94 years, but there’s one thing he did just once: make a music video. That video of Seeger singing Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” has gone viral in the wake of...
  • Britain to take in several hundred at-risk Syrian refugees

    Britain to take in several hundred at-risk Syrian refugees
    LONDON — Bowing to increasing pressure, Britain will offer refuge to several hundred Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday. The decision comes after weeks of contentious debate over the...
  • Pictures in the News | January 29, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where patrons of the New York City Ballet peer at a massive photograph on linoleum flooring featuring over 80 dancers arranged in an array of poses at the Lincoln Center. The work of French-born...
  • Gunmen kill senior Egyptian police official

    Gunmen kill senior Egyptian police official
    CAIRO -- Drive-by gunmen on Tuesday assassinated a police general outside his home in the capital, state media reported, in the rare targeting of a senior member of Egypt’s security establishment.   The slain man was identified by the state-...
  • Death toll in Egypt clashes hits 49

    Death toll in Egypt clashes hits 49
    CAIRO -- The death toll in Saturday’s clashes on the third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising climbed to 49, with nearly 250 injured, the Health Ministry said Sunday, making it the most violent day in four months. Saturday was...