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  • Furor over film capturing harassment on hidden camera in Belgium

     
    The 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...
  • Must Reads: Underground fires, British patriotism and revenge

     
    From underground fires to British fervor, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from last week in global news....
  • North Korea vows to revisit 'nuclear issue' after alleged plot

     
    North Korea said Friday it will review the “nuclear issue” after arresting a North Korean defector for allegedly trying to destroy statues of Kim Il-Sung at the behest of the United States and South Korea. The announcement comes as outsiders...
  • Syrian media warn of staged videos, rebels dressed as soldiers

     
    As fighting rages on in the heart of Damascus, still reeling from a stunning Wednesday attack on the top leadership of the Syrian government, Syrian state media called the bombing a failure and alleged that a Qatar company was staging fake videos using...
  • Electricity in India long dogged by theft, waste, experts say

     
    Long before blackouts left more than 600 million people in the dark across India this week, analysts inside and outside the country had fretted over its beleaguered power system. The problems are manifold: India has ramped up capacity to generate power,...
  • Al Qaeda claims responsibility for recent barrage of Iraq attacks

     
    The Islamic State of Iraq, an Iraqi group linked to Al Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for a Monday barrage of attacks reported to have killed at least 115 people across the divided country....
  • Russia, China veto U.N. resolution on Syria

     
    Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a draft United Nations resolution that could have led to sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, faced with a 16-month uprising that has cost thousands of lives....
  • Saudi Arabia reports say protesters detained in east

     
    Saudi protesters were detained in the restive city of Qatif, the official Saudi Press Agency reported Friday, the latest turn in a simmering protest movement in the eastern edge of the kingdom....
  • Mali soldiers tortured, abducted 'Red Berets,' rights groups say

     
    Soldiers loyal to a captain who helped lead a military coup of the Mali government this year have tortured and abducted dozens of others accused of trying a countercoup, according to human rights groups....
  • As refugees surge, some Syrians turned away from Jordan

     
    Jordan has been praised for welcoming tens of thousands of fleeing Syrians. The United Nations refugee agency has registered roughly 35,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, but there are reported to be far more Syrian refugees along its borders, upward of 140,...
  • Project delays could cost Afghan hearts and minds, report warns

     
    American plans to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan by improving electricity, paving roads and making other infrastructure improvements have been delayed so much that they could end up turning more Afghans against them, a government report warned...
  • Legal ivory? Idea floated as elephant poaching hits new highs

     
    As elephant poaching and ivory smuggling have spiked across Africa, a new proposal to allow ivory to be sold when elephants die naturally or are killed for other reasons has infuriated environmentalists....