World

Middle East
7:53 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Youth Who Led Tunisia's Uprising Find Themselves Sidelined

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Latin America
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Author: Cuban Dissidents Feel Betrayed By Obama's Action

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Iraq
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Kurdish Troops Free Yazidis, But Major Battles Remain

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Asia
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Obama: Sony Should Have Talked To Him Before Pulling 'The Interview'

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Africa
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Designing State Symbols For The World's Newest Country

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Africa
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Excavation Reveals Regular Citizens Who Really Ran Ancient Egypt

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Europe
7:47 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer

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Goats and Soda
7:03 am
Sat December 20, 2014

The Africa I Know Isn't The Africa In The Headlines Today

Todd Moss on a 1992 visit to Tanzania.
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Stepping off the plane in Zimbabwe a quarter century ago was a huge shock. A college student on my very first visit to Africa, I was surprised how familiar everything felt.

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The Salt
5:17 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth

The author, Dr. Gavin Francis, arrived at Halley base on Christmas Eve 2002, at the height of the Antarctic midsummer, when 24-hour sunlight illuminates the vast swathes of empty ice.
Courtesy of Gavin Francis

It was Christmas Eve 2002, at the height of midsummer, when I arrived to take up a year-long job as doctor at Halley base – the most remote research station operated by the British in Antarctica.

As we cruised up to the Caird Coast of Antarctica, a crowd of us stood out on the deck of the supply ship RRS Ernest Shackleton, singing Christmas carols in the 24-hour sunlight, wearing Santa hats and reindeer antlers.

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Latin America
6:58 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Is A Complicated Process

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 7:37 pm

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