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  • China urges citizens to report illegal immigrants, tightens rules

     
    China urged its citizens to report suspected illegal immigrants as it passed a new law with harsher punishments for foreigners living or working illegally in the country, Xinhua reports. The rules reflect growing concerns with foreign labor, a new issue...
  • 'Miss Holocaust Survivor' -- honoring history or cheapening it?

     
    To some, “Miss Holocaust Survivor” sounded like the ultimate triumph -- crowning and championing a woman who had suffered the horrors of the Holocaust. To others, the idea of invoking Nazi terrors in the shallow setting of a beauty pageant was...
  • War crimes court staff accused of spying released in Libya

     
    Libya has released four staffers from the International Criminal Court who were detained after meeting with the imprisoned son of deposed strongman Moammar Kadafi, the court said Monday....
  • Taiwan photographer records shelter dogs' last moments [Photos]

     
    In Taiwan, one man is giving animals destined to be put to death a last moment of dignity -- through the lens of a camera. Photographer Tou Chih-kang, known professionally as Tou Yun-fei, has taken pictures of hundreds of dogs in their last moments at the...
  • WikiLeaks sharing Syria emails with paper accused of Assad bias

     
    As WikiLeaks unveiled plans to release millions of Syrian government emails that could prove embarrassing to both Syria and its foes, it named several publications that would soon be printing hotly awaited stories based on the vast trove of messages....
  • Assisted suicide rates changed little since Dutch legalization

     
    Doctors have been allowed to help patients end their lives in the Netherlands for a decade by giving them lethal drugs, a practice that has sometimes stoked alarm outside the country, even popping up in American political debate earlier this year. Now a...
  • 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....
  • Australia lawmakers deadlock on sending asylum-seekers elsewhere

     
    The horror of scores of desperate people fleeing their countries for Australia abroad rickety boats and drowning at sea has jolted Australia again. Something must be done to stop people from risking their lives, Australian politicians and pundits...
  • Annan singles out Syrian government after Treimseh killings

     
    A day after opposition activists reported mass killings in the village of Treimseh, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan condemned government troops for using heavy weaponry in the town, in blatant violation of the peace plan he brokered months ago....
  • WikiLeaks: PR firm tried to buff Syria's image after crackdown

     
    A New York-based public relations firm tried to help the Syrian government “brand” its reforms last year as media reported its crackdown on protesters, according to an email released Friday by WikiLeaks....