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French MPs approve contested ban on paying for sex

French MPs approve contested ban on paying for sex Thu, 07 Apr, 2016

French lawmakers passed a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,750 euros ($4,270) on prostitutes' clients.
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79

Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79 Wed, 06 Apr, 2016

Country musician Merle Haggard, who emerged from prison to become the poetic voice of the American working man with hits such as "Mama Tried" and "If We Make It Through December," died on Wednesday, his 79th birthday, said manager Frank Mull.
Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65 Thu, 31 Mar, 2016

Zaha Hadid, the world's most famous female architect who attracted plaudits for works of sweeping curves and controversy for huge cost overruns, died on Thursday at the age of 65, her company said.
FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit Tue, 29 Mar, 2016

The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers, officials said, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.
Rolling Stones give historic free concert in Cuba

Rolling Stones give historic free concert in Cuba Sat, 26 Mar, 2016

The Rolling Stones unleashed two hours of shrieking, thundering rock and roll on an ecstatic crowd of hundreds of thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors Friday night, capping one of the most momentous weeks in modern Cuban history with a massive celebration of music that was once forbidden here.
Obama dances tango in Argentina, comes under criticism

Obama dances tango in Argentina, comes under criticism Thu, 24 Mar, 2016

Dancing the tango, relaxing with family in picturesque Patagonia, catching a baseball game with Cuba's Raul Castro — it's been an unusual week for President Barack Obama.
Turkey newspaper defiant after raid as police disperse protests

Turkey newspaper defiant after raid as police disperse protests Sat, 05 Mar, 2016

A leading Turkish newspaper opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and seized by authorities warned of the "darkest days" in the history of the press Saturday in a defiant edition as police used rubber bullets to disperse a new protest.
Facebook executive released in Brazil after data access row

Facebook executive released in Brazil after data access row Wed, 02 Mar, 2016

A senior Facebook Inc executive was released after nearly 24 hours in a Brazilian jail due to a disputed court order demanding data from the company's WhatsApp messaging service for a confidential drug-trafficking investigation.
DiCaprio finally wins Oscar, 'Spotlight' grabs best film

DiCaprio finally wins Oscar, 'Spotlight' grabs best film Mon, 29 Feb, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio won his long-awaited first Oscar for revenge epic "The Revenant" but journalism drama "Spotlight" took best picture in a surprising end to Hollywood's glittering awards season.
Oscar goes to Pakistan film on 'honor killings'

Oscar goes to Pakistan film on 'honor killings' Mon, 29 Feb, 2016

A documentary about a Pakistani girl shot in the face by her own family won an Oscar on Sunday, after helping persuade the government to fight so-called "honor killings."
'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies at 89

'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies at 89 Fri, 19 Feb, 2016

Harper Lee, who wrote one of America's most beloved literary classics, "To Kill a Mockingbird," and surprised readers with a second book about racial injustice in the U.S. South after living a largely reclusive life for decades, died at the age of 89 on Friday.
Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding Sun, 07 Feb, 2016

 Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.
Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy

Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy Sat, 06 Feb, 2016

The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.
German town bans male asylum seekers from public pools

German town bans male asylum seekers from public pools Fri, 15 Jan, 2016

A town in Germany has banned male asylum seekers from public swimming pools after complaints from women that they were being harassed by migrants, AFP learnt Friday.
Three winners hit $1.6 bn US lottery jackpot

Three winners hit $1.6 bn US lottery jackpot Thu, 14 Jan, 2016

Three winning tickets shared a $1.6-billion bonanza in the US Powerball lottery on Wednesday, after millions of people tuned in to see the fate of the world-record jackpot live on TV.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

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Is Lenin still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. As we in the United States try to imagine a revolutionary opposition ...

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