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Kiribati Cuts Taiwan Ties in Favor of China, Further Challenging Taipei The decision to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing left just 15 nations still officially recognizing Taiwan as a sovereign nation.
New York Times | 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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As Modi Heads to U.S. to Receive Gates Award, Controversy Follows Him Activists urged the Gates Foundation not to recognize Indias prime minister with a prestigious award. They accuse him of leading India into deadly chaos.
New York Times | 3 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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How Rugby Became a Touchstone for a Reporter Abroad As the Rugby World Cup kicks off today, one correspondent traveling abroad reflects on how the sport made her feel closer to home and friends.
New York Times | 5 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Your Friday Briefing Trudeau's brownface scandal grows.
New York Times | 12 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Khalilzad testifies before US Congress in classified briefing The US special Afghanistan envoy briefs House Foreign Affairs Committee about the failed US-Taliban talks.
Al Jazeera | 12 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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U.S. Cuts $100 Million in Aid to Afghanistan, Citing Government Corruption The funding cut was announced a week before Afghanistan holds national elections, and in the wake of failed peace talks with the Taliban.
New York Times | 14 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Malaysia, choked by smog of forest fires in Indonesia, issues 2 million face masks to students As smog from Indonesia's sprawling forest fires chokes neighboring Malaysia, authorities there have distributed 2 million face masks to students in affected areas, state news agency Bernama reported Thursday.
CNN.com | 16 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Gulalai Ismail, Feminist Hunted by Pakistans Authorities, Escapes to U.S. After months on the run accused of treason, Ms. Ismail made it to New York. Human rights defenders say she is innocent. Senators are ready to help her.
New York Times | 19 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Indonesia is about to pass a law that would criminalize sex outside of marriage Indonesia is set to pass a highly controversial new penal code that would criminalize consensual sex outside of marriage and effectively outlaw same-sex relations, in a move rights groups have criticized as a violation of basic rights.
CNN.com | 20 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
South Korean police say they have partly cracked a three-decade-old serial murder case Beginning more than three decades ago, 10 women died in a spate of killings in the same South Korean city.
CNN.com | 20 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend