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Guatemalan comedian wins presidency in landslide

Guatemalan comedian wins presidency in landslide Mon, 26 Oct, 2015

Jimmy Morales, a former TV comedian who has never held office, swept to power in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday after milking public anger over a corruption scandal that deepened distrust of the country's political establishment.
Busan marks 20th anniversary with 100 best Asian film list

Busan marks 20th anniversary with 100 best Asian film list Sun, 04 Oct, 2015

A new list of the best Asian films of all time was published this week, as the region's increasingly vibrant cinema scene celebrated another bonanza in Busan.
Saudi prince facing sex assault charge in Los Angeles

Saudi prince facing sex assault charge in Los Angeles Sat, 26 Sep, 2015

A Saudi prince has been arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly trying to force a woman to perform oral sex on him at a Beverly Hills mansion.
Bride shortage in north India drives men to look far afield

Bride shortage in north India drives men to look far afield Fri, 11 Sep, 2015

When Sadhuram Berwal wanted to get married, his family went about it in the traditional Indian way, asking relatives, neighbors and local temple priests to suggest a young woman. But after an extensive search among women of his caste in his area, no suitable bride could be found.
Japan centenarian population hits record 60,000

Japan centenarian population hits record 60,000 Fri, 11 Sep, 2015

 The number of people aged 100 and above has hit 60,000 in Japan this year, as the country faces spiralling social and health expenses to look after its legions of retirees.
Hungarian far-right TV journalist fired after abusing Syrian migrants on camera

Hungarian far-right TV journalist fired after abusing Syrian migrants on camera Wed, 09 Sep, 2015

 A camerawoman for a private television channel in Hungary was fired late on Tuesday after videos of her kicking and tripping up migrants fleeing police, including a man carrying a child, spread in the media and on the internet.
Iran photographer to share prize money with Syria refugees

Iran photographer to share prize money with Syria refugees Sun, 06 Sep, 2015

Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has said she will donate part of a 100,000-euro ($112,000) Dutch award to charity, including Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
Nepal's sexual minorities parade to demand rights

Nepal's sexual minorities parade to demand rights Sun, 30 Aug, 2015

Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Sunday to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution that is being finalized.
Chasing fair skin, Ivorians ignore whitening cream ban

Chasing fair skin, Ivorians ignore whitening cream ban Tue, 11 Aug, 2015

At just 26, Fatou's skin is marbled from layer on layer of whitening cream. Some even call her a "salamander" woman after the little reptile with light spots and translucent skin.
China bans 120 'harmful' songs online

China bans 120 'harmful' songs online Tue, 11 Aug, 2015

China has ordered 120 songs to be pulled from the Internet, including tracks titled "Don't Want to Go to School" and "All Must Die" because they promoted sex, violence or "incited law-breaking", authorities said.
Bangladesh blogger hacked to death

Bangladesh blogger hacked to death Fri, 07 Aug, 2015

A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka Friday, sparking protests in the capital over the fourth such murder in Bangladesh this year.
Women protest in Canada for topless rights

Women protest in Canada for topless rights Sun, 02 Aug, 2015

Dozens of topless women — and men — attended a "Bare With Us" rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless if they choose.
Several stabbed at Jerusalem gay pride parade

Several stabbed at Jerusalem gay pride parade Thu, 30 Jul, 2015

An ultra-Orthodox Jew allegedly stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem Thursday, gravely wounding one of them, just weeks after completing a 10-year sentence for a similar attack, police and medics said.
Over 10,000 Finns rally in support of multiculturalism

Over 10,000 Finns rally in support of multiculturalism Tue, 28 Jul, 2015

Over ten thousand people rallied in Helsinki Tuesday to support multiculturalism and protest recent controversial statements by a populist legislator, police said.
Saudi King′s Riviera holiday sparks anger in France

Saudi King′s Riviera holiday sparks anger in France Sun, 26 Jul, 2015

King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in France on Saturday for a Riviera holiday, with the closure of the beach in front of his villa incensing local residents.

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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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