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  • Iranian currency plunges to record low against the dollar

     
    The Iranian currency plunged to a record low on Monday, plummeting to a street value of 32,500 rial to the dollar, according to exchange tracking websites. The dramatic numbers were censored and disappeared from websites minutes after they were posted...
  • Video appears to show U.S. journalist missing in Syria

     
    An online video appears to provide the first glimpse of missing American journalist Austin Tice since he went missing in Syria in August, blindfolded by his captors and uttering, “Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus,” between the Arabic words of a Muslim...
  • Serbia bans gay pride parade, citing risk of violent attacks

     
    Serbian officials have banned a gay pride parade and other public gatherings scheduled for the same day, saying they fear a repeat of violent attacks that injured scores of marchers two years ago. The decision comes after the head of the Serbian...
  • Filipinos face 12 years in prison for online libel under new law

     
    Filipinos who libel others on Facebook, Twitter or elsewhere online could be jailed for up to 12 years under a new law that went into effect Wednesday in the Philippines. The new law against cybercrime includes a disputed provision that imposes much...
  • Massive Tokyo protest pushes against nuclear power

     
    Tens of thousands of people turned out in Tokyo against nuclear power on Monday, urging the Japanese government not to restart reactors in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster....
  • Pirate attacks down off Somalia, reducing worldwide numbers

     
    Pirate attacks have plunged in the past six months as naval forces stepped up their efforts to stop Somali pirates from hijacking boats, the International Maritime Bureau announced Monday. But as attacks are thwarted at sea, experts say Somali pirates are...
  • Hungary arrests alleged Nazi-era torturer after tabloid finds him

     
    Nearly seven decades after his alleged crimes, Hungarian prosecutors arrested and charged a 97-year-old man accused of torturing Jewish detainees before they were sent to Nazi death camps....
  • Elderly are growing share of population in nations rich and poor

     
    When experts envision the future, they see a world where more people are aged, a celebrated sign of progress that also puts new demands on families and governments from Japan to Uruguay. The elderly will make up a much bigger share of the global...
  • Tunisia woman accused of indecency after alleged rape by police

     
    Hundreds of protesters thronged to a Tunis courtroom Tuesday as a woman and her fiance who accused police officers of rape and extortion defended themselves against allegations of indecency. The case has outraged Tunisian feminists and human rights...
  • Almost all EU nuclear reactors need safety upgrades, report says

     
    Bringing all of the 145 nuclear reactors in the European Union up to safety standards could cost as much as $32 billion, a European Commission report released Thursday said. Sobered by the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year in Japan that forced more...
  • Maldives' former president arrested after defying court summons

     
    Police arrested the former leader of the Maldives on Monday as he campaigned to regain the presidency, the latest chapter in the political saga roiling the tiny string of islands south of India. The winding case has rattled the young democracy, which...
  • Syria dissidents cheer after bombing kills top officials [Video]

     
    Syrian officials killed in bombing: After three top Syrian officials were killed in a bomb blast in Damascus, dissidents celebrated across Syria, hoping the attack could be a turning point in the battles between rebels and the Syrian government....