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  • Iran reportedly bans imports of foreign 'luxury' goods

     
    Iran is reportedly banning the import of foreign cars, laptops and scores of other "luxury" goods in an effort to protect its stash of hard currency. Iran Daily, a state-owned newspaper, reported Thursday that a long list of foreign products could not...
  • Britain seeks a million 'Dementia Friends'

     
    Britain is seeking a million “dementia friends” who will be trained to understand the illness and help those living with it, its prime minister announced Thursday. The plan is one of a host of measures aimed at dealing with dementia as the...
  • Syrian children tortured, used as human shields, U.N. report finds

     
    The Syrian military and armed militias loyal to President Bashar Assad have used children as young as eight as human shields, a new United Nations report found. Children have also been tortured and killed by the Syrian army and its allies; whipped,...
  • Outrage erupts over South Korean plans to hunt whales

     
    South Korea has announced plans to hunt minke whales off its shores under a loophole in whaling rules for research, outraging environmentalists and prompting rebukes from Australia and New Zealand....
  • Must Reads: Olympic woes, unwilling brides and the Israeli army

     
    From abducted brides to Olympic woes, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from last week in global news....
  • Kenyans take Britain to court over colonial-era torture

     
    Nearly half a century after Kenya won its independence, three elderly Kenyans who say they were tortured and brutalized at the hands of the British during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s are seeking justice in a London courtroom, rekindling debate...
  • Ethiopian journalist gets 18-year prison sentence

     
    A famous Ethiopian journalist was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday, one in a group of two dozen dissidents and activists convicted on terrorism charges after a deeply disputed trial....
  • Syrian activists say at least 100 slain in town of Treimseh

     
    Syrian activists reported at least 100 people were slain Thursday in the town of Treimsah, saying government forces shelled and then stormed the small village in Hama province....
  • Meet 'YouFace,' the Facebook lookalike from Uzbekistan

     
    YouFace, a newly launched website for Uzbeks to mingle online, looks a bit like Facebook “at first sight,” its owner told Uzbek media, but will be changed once it picks up steam....
  • Twitter refused government requests to remove tweets

     
    Twitter removed more than 5,000 tweets between January and June for flouting copyrights, but refused the few requests it received from governments to take down tweets. Inspired by Google revealing who asked it to pull search results and why, Twitter aired...
  • Hooray for Kollywood? Russian film hub in the works

     
    California has long had the Hollywood we know and love -- or loath. India boasts lush Hindi musicals and dramas from Mumbai, where the industry is now known as Bollywood. Nigeria has rapidly risen in the movie business too, coining the name Nollywood as...
  • Lack of exercise kills roughly as many as smoking, study says

     
    People across the world are falling so far short on exercise that the problem has become a global pandemic, causing nearly a tenth of deaths worldwide and killing roughly as many people as smoking, researchers warned this week as an alarming series of...