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  • Ethiopian Forces in Somalia

    Good Riddance to Al-Shabab

    People in Somalia’s third-largest city are so glad the radical Islamist group is gone, they don’t even mind being occupied—yet.
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    How Obama Caved On Israel

    The president sacrificed his ideals and misplayed his hand. How Bibi got the better of Barack. By Peter Beinart.
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    Asma Al-Assad

    ‘Life is not fair my friend.’ Emails show a new reality for Syria’s first lady. By Christopher Dickey.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi Family

    The Fall and Rise of Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi gave up her husband, her children, and 22 years of her life to fight for democracy in Burma. With elections just weeks away, filmmaker Rebecca Frayn reports on this woman's long story of sacrifice as it reaches an extraordinary climax.
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    The World On A Page

    A horse-riding prime minister, squabbling Aussies—and ‘bailout’ Sudoku.
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    A Long Way to Go, Baby

    A half-century into the modern women’s movement, why aren’t more women in power? Leslie Bennetts reports.
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    China's Tigress Tycoons

    In the Year of the Dragon, Amy Chua profiles four Chinese powerhouses who bucked tradition to get rich—very, very rich.
  • my-turn-co05-james

    Why My Mother Wants Me Dead

    When Sabatina James refused an arranged marriage, she sparked a violent war within her family—and a threat on her life. As told to Abigail Pesta.
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    Women: Symbols of Strength

    When Hillary Clinton travels around the world as secretary of state, she is a global celebrity of the first rank. But that’s not how she felt when she went to Burma for the first time in 2011 to meet with the heroic Aung San Suu Kyi. One of the greatest living human-rights campaigners, Suu Kyi had chosen to endure—for the sake of the Burmese people—the daily threat of death and 15 years of house arrest, cut off from her husband and children. “It was, ‘Oh, my God, I cannot believe I am with Aung San Suu Kyi,” Ambassador Melanne Verveer told me of Clinton’s emotion on her two-hour talk with Suu Kyi in the house of her long captivity.
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    No. 1 National Liquor

    The Red Army loved it, Foreigners Despised it: How Maotai became the world's only Socialist luxury brand.
  • japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-one-year-anniversary-17

    Fukushima 50: Disposable Heroes

    The ‘Fukushima 50’ are all but forgotten a year after a tsunami crippled one of Japan’s biggest nuclear facilities.
  • israel-soccer-OV12

    No Arabs Allowed

    Jerusalem’s favorite football team has hiring policies reminiscent of Apartheid and Jim Crow.
  • iran-nuclear-us-co03-ferguson

    Iran's Energy Blackmail

    In the West’s high-stakes nuclear game with Tehran, Ahmadinejad may hold the stronger hand.
  • nb20-karolos-papoulia

    The World on a Page

    Blasphemous bloggers, cricket-loving Taliban—and a very vexed old Greek.
  • murdoch-c004-giglio

    Murdoch Enters the Ring

    The News Corp. mogul vows to keep afloat even as the phone-hacking crisis threatens to spread to American soil.
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    Gina Rinehart Australian Tycoon

    The ‘Iron Lady’ from Down Under brooks no nonsense as she buys into a media empire and closes in on Gates and Buffett.
  • Libya Students at School

    How Do You Unlearn Tyranny?

    Libya’s education system sets out to build a new country—but it’s not so easy to get over the Gaddafi era.
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    Don't Rush Into Syria!

    Violence in Syria escalates by the day. The drumbeat for war in Washington mounts. Why Obama should go slow.