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Chiles in Walnut Sauce: Mexican History in Each Bite

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:24:03 +0000

Hot peppers in walnut sauce is the signature dish in Central Eastern Mexico and one of the most popular meals in the national cuisine.

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The Beginning Autumn Gives Japanese People a Great Excuse to Post to Social Media

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:07:38 +0000

It's that time of year when pictures of flowers, food, and cats are washing over Twitter in Japan.

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Allegations of Rigged Ethnic Hungarian Voting in Croatia’s Latest Election

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:02:30 +0000

The number of people who registered to vote as ethnic Hungarians dramatically increased between Croatia's last two elections. Why?

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Polish Lawmakers Move Forward With a New Abortion Ban That Critics Say Will Be ‘Hell for Women’

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:58:09 +0000

Poland's “Black Protest” movement picks up steam, after lawmakers vote to proceed with legislation that will criminalize abortions in nearly all circumstances, threatening women and doctors with prison.

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Kyrgyzstan's World Nomad Games and the Hypermobile Archer Who Shocked the Internet

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:31:05 +0000

Now the dust has settled on the spectacular World Nomad Games held in Kyrgyzstan, some people are beginning to ask whether an event featuring delegations from over 40 countries was worth all that money.

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Need the Latest News on Flooding? In Jakarta, There's an App for That.

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:00:06 +0000

In a “living laboratory for disaster,” a social media app is helping Jakartans improve upon the government's response to frequent flooding.

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9 Things to Love About Afghanistan

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:12:43 +0000

Some of the world's best bread, melons and pomegranates, plus a diverse people for whom hospitality is second nature. What could possibly go wrong?

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Convicted of Sexual Assault, Elite Japanese University Students Get Suspended Sentence

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:16:19 +0000

After the sexual assault of a university student, sex, class, privilege -- and strong cultural attitudes -- all play a role in the lighter sentences handed down to the perpetrators.

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Two Palestinian Ex-Prisoners Open Up Ramallah's First Food Truck

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:48:06 +0000

After spending years in an Israeli prison, these two Palestinian men are hoping their concept for an urban food truck catches on in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

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Sudanese Authorities Use ‘Pornography’ as Evidence in Criminal Trial of Human Rights Advocates

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:32:21 +0000

Sudanese authorities are using what they deem as "pornographic" and "immoral" evidence in a trial of ten civil society activists, six of whom are facing capital punishment charges.

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Yemen's ‘Forgotten War’ Intensifies After Saudi-Led Air Strike in Al Hudaydah

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:45:03 +0000

Earlier this week, Saudi-led airstrikes struck Yemen's key port city of Al Hudaydah, killing at least 30 people.

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How an ‘American Spy’ May Have Exposed Russian Election Fraud

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:20:51 +0000

Depending on how you interpret the numbers, it’s possible that a journalist from Reuters managed to reveal what real elections in Russia last Sunday would have looked like.

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Iran Executes Hundreds of People Each Year in Its UN-Funded War on Drugs

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:10:09 +0000

Those who are executed are often individuals who are marginalized in Iranian society, such as undocumented migrants and refugees from neighbouring Afghanistan and ethnic and religious minorities.

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Reformist Editor Arrested Ahead of Iranian President’s Trip to the United Nations

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:39:08 +0000

Sadra Mohaghegh, the social affairs editor of the reformist Shargh newspaper, is well known for his reports on environmental issues and informative social media postings.

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The Struggles of Peacebuilding in Mali

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:39:46 +0000

Between the signing of the peace accord on June 20, 2014, and June 25, 2015, Mali recorded 191 attacks, leaving 385 people dead.

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