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  • Philippines seeks to reduce numbers of overseas domestic workers

     
    In the face of complaints of abuse and fraud abroad, government officials are seeking to stem the wave of more than a million Filipina workers who have headed overseas to work as maids. The outpouring of Filipinos to other countries has paid off for the...
  • China chastised for sending Kachin people back to Myanmar

     
    China has expelled 5,000 Kachin minority people who fled fighting between rebels and Myanmar troops to go back to Myanmar, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, calling on China to protect and shelter the displaced people....
  • Best of the Web

     
    A roundup of outstanding photography, video and multimedia from across the Web....
  • Pakistani judge grants bail to Christian girl charged with blasphemy

     
    A Pakistani judge ordered the release on bail of a young Christian girl jailed for allegedly desecrating the Koran, a decision that ends her three-week stay in jail and comes after the arrest of a Muslim cleric on charges of trying to fabricate the case...
  • Swiss luxury shop denies racism towards Oprah

    Swiss luxury shop denies racism towards Oprah
    ZURICH (Reuters) - The owner of a luxury goods shop in Zurich has denied that racism was involved when Oprah Winfrey was discouraged from buying a 35,000 Swiss franc ($38,100) handbag last month. The U.S. talk show host, recently named the world's most...
  • McManus: Inching toward Syria

    Military intervention in the Muslim world seems to bring the United States nothing but grief. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya: None looks much like a success story now. Yet the Obama administration is edging reluctantly into a civil war in Syria, aiding rebels...
  • Bo Xilai trial draws comparisons to China's greatest courtroom drama

    Bo Xilai trial draws comparisons to China's greatest courtroom drama
    JINAN, China -- In 1980, hundreds of millions of Chinese people gathered around communal televisions set up in schools and on basketball courts, mesmerized by the trial of Mao Tse-tung’s widow and members of the so-called Gang of Four who had led...
  • Lauren Conrad: Reality TV told only 'half my story'

    Lauren Conrad: Reality TV told only 'half my story'
    Lauren Conrad has kept a low TV profile since she ended her reality TV days of MTV's "Laguna Beach" and its spinoff "The Hills." And she's not itching to get back in that spotlight. "I only ever got to tell half my story," Conrad told Marie Claire,...
  • Weiwei kicks off Friday flicks

    Weiwei kicks off Friday flicks
    Alison Klayman was waiting in Ai Weiwei's Beijing office looking at his architectural proofs, posters and sculptures, when the man in question entered. "Immediately all the attention was focused on Weiwei," Klayman, 28, said of her Dec. 2008 encounter....
  • Human Rights fest docs convey hard truths

    Human Rights fest docs convey hard truths
    Sometimes a number is shocking enough to stop you cold. In filmmaker Dawn Porter's documentary "Gideon's Army," which takes an in-depth look at the professional grind experienced by public defenders (playing at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Siskel Film...
  • Tunisian Man Arrested in Deadly Attack on Benghazi Consulate

    Tunisian Man Arrested in Deadly Attack on Benghazi Consulate
    The Tunisian government on Wednesday confirmed it has arrested a 28-year-old Tunisian reportedly linked to the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya, according to the AP. Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Tarrouch Khaled said Ali Harzi was in custody in...
  • Remains of American ambassador, three others killed in Libya bombing arrive in U.S.

    Remains of American ambassador, three others killed in Libya bombing arrive in U.S.
    The remains of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans landed on U.S. soil Friday afternoon in flag-draped caskets. The four men were killed in an attack this week on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Teams of seven Marines...