Sudan Security Forces Open Fire at Protest Site

Gunfire erupted in the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, early Monday as security forces opened fire on pro-democracy protesters outside the country’s military headquarters and killed several people, according to a doctors’ association and local media reports. Soldiers fanned out across the city in the most concerted drive yet …

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Is Netanyahu Toast?

TEL AVIV — “He’s a magician! He’s a magician!” It was nearly 2 a.m. on April 10, and supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had packed a sporting arena in Tel Aviv, were cheering his apparent election victory. Facing a stiff challenge from a former military chief and the …

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Pope Francis, in Romania, Warns of Populism’s Dangers

In Bucharest, in a quiet square near urbane coffee shops, the city’s Holocaust memorial notes that 25,000 Roma were deported alongside hundreds of thousands of Jews throughout Romanian occupied territory. An estimated 11,000 Roma were killed. In May, after neo-fascists in Rome violently protested Roma families who had been given …

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As Everest Melts, Bodies Are Emerging From the Ice

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A few years ago, Kami Rita Sherpa, a veteran climber and guide, met with a gruesome sight at Mount Everest Base Camp. Human bones poked from the ground, smooth and ice-crusted. It was not a fluke. Subsequent seasons yielded more remains — a skull, fingers, parts of …

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