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  • Mukhtar Mai Speaks Out on Rape Verdict

    In 2002 Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped at the orders of a local Pakistani jirga in retaliation for a minor offense by her brother (he loved a girl from a different social class). On April 21 the country’s Supreme Court released five of the six alleged rapists.
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    Notes From a Royal Wedding

    William and Kate are a thoroughly modern couple, but their soap opera looked mighty familiar—with a few twists.
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    NewsBeast: April 29, 2011, London

    Designer Sarah Burton adjusts the train on Catherine Middleton’s gown as the commoner takes the last of many steps on her path to becoming a princess. Burton, the creative director of Alexander McQueen, was part of the best-kept fashion secret in history, which ended last Friday when Middleton stepped out of her car, adjusted her veil, and smiled at the 2 billion people tuned in to watch her wed Prince William, England’s future king. Burton succeeded McQueen at his eponymous label last year after the brilliant designer committed suicide. A retrospective of his work opens May 4 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
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    A Kiss to Remember

    Celebrating the world’s most famous newlyweds—and saluting powerfully unconventional women.
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    Class Warfare In the Heart of India

    For the past decade, a bloody war has raged between Maoist revolutionaries and the Indian state. The conflict is invisible to the business traveler, and to the rising Indian middle class.
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    The Price of a Photo

    Two journalists who gave their lives for the truth, and a war correspondent who walked away.
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    Shattered Faith

    What the fall of Greg Mortenson tells us about America’s irrepressible longing for heroes.
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    The Last Witnesses

    War photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in Libya last week, telling a story no one wants to hear.
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    The Wrath of Abbas

    Fed up with the stalled peace talks, the Palestinian leader defies Israel and vents about Obama.
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    NewsBeast: April 17, 2011

    Mexico City - The leader of Los Zetas, the most violent gang in Mexico, is finally captured by authorities. Martin Estrada Luna, the drug kingpin known as El Kilo, is believed to have played a role in the massacre of 145 people. Police discovered the bodies in mass graves in northeastern Mexico earlier this month. Many of the victims were kidnapped from buses bound for the U.S. border. At their final destination, a bus depot in Matamoros, 400 suitcases were delivered, never to be claimed by their owners. 'Let me finish my answers next time we do an interview.' President Barack Obama to a Dallas TV-station news anchor.
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    Welcome to Rio's Shantytown Counterinsurgency

    José Mariano Beltrame did what everybody in Rio de Janeiro thought impossible—pacify two of the city’s most drug-infested, crime-ridden favelas. Welcome to the shantytown counterinsurgency.
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    Michael Ware: The Pain of War Reporting

    The news bludgeoned me on a sunny Australian morning. Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros had been killed on a rebel front, in a besieged city, bearing witness.