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    Swallowed by the Sea

    As Japan reels from the tsunami, archeologists claim to have discovered the lost city of Atlantis, a fabled place built—like much of the world—in the crosshairs of nature.
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    Invasion of the Harry Hunters

    With Prince William off the market, wide-eyed American girls descend on England to win the heart of his younger brother.
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    NewsBeast: March 11, 2011, Ras Lanuf, Libya

    Journalists pause on a day of heavy aerial bombing by troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. Lynsey Addario, far left, went missing along with three other journalists (including Tyler Hicks, second from right). They were found soon after in the hands of the Libyan government. Addario, a fearless war photographer, described the conditions in Libya in an earlier interview with NEWSWEEK. “This is by far the most dangerous thing I’ve ever covered. There’s no place to hide. They’re really hitting you from all angles.” She added, “You’re really just sort of praying the whole time.”
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    Gaddafi's HIV Shakedown

    By falsely accusing a Palestinian doctor and five Bulgarian nurses of infecting hundreds of children, Libya managed to blackmail its way to hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of aid.
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    Dirty Dictator Loot

    He is the West African equivalent of one of Muammar Gaddafi’s wayward, Lamborghini-loving sons. Teodoro Obiang is a government minister in the tiny oil-rich African nation of Equatorial Guinea and son of the country’s brutal dictator.
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    Mideast Revolution: People Lose, Oil Wins

    The biggest potential losers in the still-roiling revolutions of the Middle East and North Africa are the people themselves. Many are democrats at high risk of being overwhelmed over time by new dictators and organized religious extremists. But the uncontested winners are already quite clear: those who own, sell, and bet on oil.
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    We Were Saddam’s Children

    The woman I called ‘sister’ was a child laborer under Iraq’s dictator. When the Americans came, her new horror began.
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    Ferguson: The Rise of Asia's Bachelor Generation

    In 1927, Ernest Hemingway published a collection of short stories titled "Men Without Women." Today, less than a century later, it sums up the predicament of a rising proportion of mankind. According to the United Nations, there are far more men than women on the planet.
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    A Conversation With France's Nuclear Powerhouse

    The Middle East is in turmoil, oil prices have skyrocketed, the cost of gas is through the roof. All of which is good news—if you’re Anne Lauvergeon, who may be the world’s most effective proselytizer for nuclear energy.
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    How Gaddafi Friended Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi

    Before Libyans rose up against him, Muammar Gaddafi used money, and well-timed diplomatic overtures, to worm his way into the West’s good graces. How Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi gave the brutal dictator a makeover.
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    Rebel Yell

    They have arms. They hate Gaddafi. But can a quickly constituted crew down a dictator?
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    Born-Again Feminism

    Among life’s surreal experiences, few can compare with finding myself seated on a baroque bench, one of dozens lining the perimeter of an ornate drawing room in the palace of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak in Abu Dhabi, chatting it up with three Ph.D.-endowed women sheathed in black abayas, sipping sweet hot tea and eating candies.
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    The Feminists in Tahrir Square

    At the height of the protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, I saw the crowds cleaved by a stream of girls and young women in pink and blue veils. Men formed a shield around them so they could move through the square unimpeded. When a solitary man tried to join the procession, he was turned away: “No! This is the women’s revolution.”