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Why I shared the horrific photo of the drowned Syrian child

I thought long and hard before I retweeted the photo. It shows a lifeless toddler, lying face down on a popular Turkish beach, one of eleven Syrians who have almost certainly died as they tried to reach safety in Europe by boarding a smuggler's boat. Instead they ended up as the latest victims of …

Jeb’s Iraq revisionism: His idiot brother wrecked the place, but it’s all Obama’s fault

<b>(AP/Ron Edmonds)</b><p>Jeb can’t very well pretend his brother’s fiasco of a war didn’t happen. So he rewrites history<p>Simon Maloy<p>August 12, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>With the Donald Trump show still sucking up media and voter attention, other Republican candidates are searching for ways to break through the noise …

Foreign Policy

India suffers blow as US, Russia, China oppose UN Security Council reform talks

In a setback to India's bid for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council, the US, along with Russia and China, has opposed negotiations to …

Bush's attack on Clinton could backfire

Jeb’s bid to blame Hillary for the rise of the Islamic State is fraught with peril.<p>Does Jeb Bush really want to refight the Iraq War?<p>Yes, his eagerness to blame Hillary Clinton for the rise of the Islamic State and the spread of terrorism and instability across the Middle East is an opportunity to …

Barack Obama on The Daily Show: two old masters look to their legacies

A confident president reflected on political successes and showcased his mastery of comic tone as Jon Stewart demonstrated his continued pulling power<p>There was something about the way that Barack Obama walked on stage at The Daily Show on Tuesday night. When Jon Stewart introduced the president for …

India, Pakistan to join China, Russia in security group

UFA, Russia (Reuters) - India and Pakistan began accession to a regional security group led by China and Russia on Friday after two days of summits which President Vladimir Putin held up as evidence Moscow is not isolated in the world.<p>India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and his Pakistani …

Russia

Greek parliament gives Tsipras strong mandate to complete reform negotiations

The Greek parliament has voted an overwhelming ‘Yes’ to the crucial third version of a deal aimed at freeing up 53.5 billion euros in bailout funds from its international creditors.<p>Parliamentarians voted 251 in favour of the proposals, 32 against and eight abstained.<p>It’s hoped the reforms proposed …

Child abuse trial to begin in Vatican in landmark case

Jozef Wesolowski, accused of abusing boys in the Dominican Republic, seen as sign of Pope Francis’s determination to tackle sex abuse by clergy<p>The former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic will go on trial on Saturday in the Holy See charged with paying for sex with minors, in an …

Flypast celebrates 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain

Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Cambridge look on as second world war Spitfires and Hurricanes fly over London<p>A flypast of second world war aircraft has taken place over London to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.<p>Spitfires and Hurricanes flew over Buckingham Palace on Friday …

Germany moves toward calling Namibian massacre genocide

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are moving toward officially recognizing as "genocide" the colonial-era crackdown in Namibia by German troops more than a century ago in which over 65,000 ethnic Hereros were killed.<p>Talks with Namibia on a joint declaration about the events of the early 20th century …

South Africa

Is WhatsApp actually getting banned?

Time to start sending pictures and voice messages like there's no tomorrow; WhatsApp might be getting banned. Here's everything you need to know.<p>Wait …

Obama: US 'intensifying' attacks on IS in Syria

The US is targeting the "heart" of the IS, US President Barack Obama said after a briefing with top military and security officials. After losing …