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Sex, religion and politics collide in 'Dirty Paki Lingerie'

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pakistani-American Aizzah Fatima has brought her one-woman play to all sorts of venues in recent years. Even the play's title offends some. It's called: Dirty Paki Lingerie.
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Life inside a giant tampon suit: Sort of a quilt, but more like tampon

Thursday, May 28, 2015

In Australia, campaigners have found a new way to protest against the unfairness of sanitary product taxation. Tampon suits.
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International relief efforts are underway but Nepal's nightmare hasn't ended

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nepal is still struggling to cope with two devastating earthquakes and ongoing aftershocks. Thousands of people are living in tents, and the task of rebuilding housing for them before the monsoon rains begin is daunting.
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Don't worry, FIFA — Putin has your back

Thursday, May 28, 2015

FIFA has come under intense pressure from countries and sponsors over a huge bribery scandal. But Russian President Vladimir Putin, no stranger to allegations of corruption, is standing up for the organizations and its reeling president.
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Pentagon's anthrax readiness effort has gone horribly wrong

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Defense Department has accidentally shipped live spores of the deadly anthrax bacteria all over the country, and overseas. The shipments were part of a readiness training exercise. Still, authorities insist there is no risk to the general public.
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Iran hosts an anti-ISIS cartoon contest. What could be wrong with that?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Iran holds an anti-ISIS cartoon contest and invites satirists around the globe to participate. Sounds worthy, except it's state-sponsored and this is the same country that held a Holocaust cartoon contest just a month ago.
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Why knowing some Arabic helps in this New York school's soccer club

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sports can pay off in all sorts of ways. But at this school in Brooklyn, it gives some students from different backgrounds a way to mix that they wouldn't otherwise.
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This American ‘foreign fighter’ says he’s helping Iraqi Christians fight ISIS

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

When the revolution in Libya took off, Matthew VanDyke picked up a weapon and joined the Libyan rebels. Now, he says he’s helping Iraqi Christians fight ISIS.
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He spared his 'enemy's' life in a long-ago war. Today they are close friends.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

One soldier prepared to kill a critically wounded enemy three decades ago, but spared him when he saw photos of the man's wife and kid. They met by chance decades later in a Canadian clinic.
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The amazing rise and immortal life of Sherlock Holmes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's hard to think of a more perfect Sherlock Holmes than the one Benedict Cumberbatch portrays in "Sherlock." And that's in part because the detective is immortal. A new book looks at the rise of Sherlock Holmes before Cumberbatch and shows how there will be perfect detectives in the future.
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The American who's already pleaded guilty in the FIFA scandal is part Santa Claus and part Falstaff

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Over 30 years, Chuck Blazer almost single-handedly built up the stature and visibility of soccer in the United States, but along the way he bilked FIFA out of millions.
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What is FIFA and what's this corruption scandal all about?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

There's no question now of corruption in the leadership of soccer's governing world body. But how much? What is this organization and how did it get itself into such a mess?
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An Iraqi oil refinery that was too important to destroy has just been destroyed

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A critical piece of Iraqi infrastructure, the nation's largest oil refinery has been destroyed following a year long battle between pro-government Iraqi forces and fighters loyal to ISIS. The big question is "how was this allowed to happen?"
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If China militarizes the South China Sea, the US 'will have' to respond

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

China’s military has published an ambitious policy paper that, along with Chinese actions in disputed waters of the Pacific, has some experts worried about a future clash with America.
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Despite the extreme heat wave hitting India 'you have to keep going'

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An extreme heat wave is hovering over parts of India. More than 800 people have died from heat related stress in rural areas of India, while city life mostly goes on.
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Russians say 'nyet' to imported wine

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

If you're in Russia, forget ordering a French Bordeaux or a California Merlot with your dinner. Try the Usadba Divnomorskoye instead, Russia's most popular wine these days. A collapsing ruble and US and EU embargoes on products to Russia have made foreign wines too expensive.
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In oil-rich Nigeria, just getting a tank of gas is an all-day endeavor

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fuel distributors in Nigeria have turned off the tap, leaving residents of Africa's main oil producer without gas and electricity. Critics say they are holding Nigeria hostage.
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Generations of Dutch citizens still trek to the graves of US World War II soldiers

Monday, May 25, 2015

Thousand of families in the Netherlands have adopted the graves of US soldiers killed there during World War II. And more than 100 Dutch citizens are on a waiting list to join the program.
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'It's a race against time' to help Nepal's earthquake survivors, warns one aid worker

Monday, May 25, 2015

The UN, along with many humanitarian assistance agencies, have been helping Nepal in the aftermath of major earthquakes. But aid workers warn that people there need more help before the monsoon season arrives.
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Here's what eighth graders can teach us about perpetuating stereotypes

Monday, May 25, 2015

Many students from immigrant families go to diverse schools. But diversity itself doesn't guarantee understanding. Self-segregation and stereotypes persist, even in communities that pride themselves on their multiculturalism. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, middle-school teachers build empathy among classmates by teaching "the danger of a single story."
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