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Indian Politicians Barred From Using Religion, Caste in Campaigns

Indian Politicians Barred From Using Religion, Caste in Campaigns

India’s Supreme Court has ruled politicians cannot use religion, caste or creed in political campaigns, calling it a corrupt practice in the “secular” activity of elections…

At Least 60 Killed in Brazil Prison Riot

At Least 60 Killed in Brazil Prison Riot

BRASILIA —  Around 60 people have been killed in a bloody prison riot sparked by a war between rival drug gangs in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, officials saidon Monday…

Myanmar Arrests Officers Over Rohingya Abuse

Myanmar Arrests Officers Over Rohingya Abuse

Myanmar arrested several police officers Monday who had been filmed beating Rohingya civilians, a rare government acknowledgement of abuse against the Muslim minority. Though multiple videos have circulated documenting police…

China Starts 2017 Engulfed by Smog, Issues Pollution Alerts

China Starts 2017 Engulfed by Smog, Issues Pollution Alerts

BEIJING —  Beijing and other cities across northern and central China were shrouded in thick smog Monday, prompting authorities to delay dozens of flights and close highways. The Beijing Municipal Environmental…

3 Arrested in Dakota Access Pipeline Stadium Protest

3 Arrested in Dakota Access Pipeline Stadium Protest

Police have arrested a third suspect after opponents to the Dakota Access pipeline hung a banner from the roof of the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during the Minnesota…

Pakistani Passenger Plane Crashes

Pakistani Passenger Plane Crashes

A Pakistani passenger plane carrying at least 40 people from the northern town of Chitral to Islamabad crashed Wednesday, officials confirmed. The ATR-42 aircraft of the state-run Pakistan…

Key Figure in South Korea Scandal Refuses to Testify

Key Figure in South Korea Scandal Refuses to Testify

The woman at the heart of a multi-million dollar South Korean corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye has frustrated lawmakers by refusing to testify before parliament.  Citing poor…

US Must End ‘Cycle of Intervention and Chaos’

US Must End ‘Cycle of Intervention and Chaos’

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump returned Tuesday to his vision of a non-interventionist foreign policy for the United States, saying as he did during his campaign, that he…

Winners and Losers When Jobs Move from Country to Country

Winners and Losers When Jobs Move from Country to Country

A florist in Mexico is dependent on U.S. manufacturing companies that have re-located there. A Mexican business owner finds the U.S. more hospitable to his small printing…

US High School Students Fall Further Behind Global Peers, Survey Says

US High School Students Fall Further Behind Global Peers, Survey Says

WASHINGTON —  U.S. high school students are falling further behind their global peers in mathematics and are treading water in reading and science, an ongoing survey on international education said…