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100,000 North Koreans sent abroad as ‘slaves’

Wages of thousands of “state-sponsored slaves” are used to buy luxury goods and bankroll Pyongyang’s construction boom, activists say<p>Tens of thousands of impoverished North Koreans have been sent abroad to work as “state-sponsored slaves” whose wages are confiscated and used to buy luxury goods for …

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Prismatic Piston

This is the view inside the Symphonic Sculpture by Gabriel Loire at the Hakone Open Air Museum (彫刻の森 in Japanese) in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, …

HomoQuotable - Robert Hanson

"Performing my best means bringing my authentic self to work, every day. Unlike others, I’ve always had a supportive family and terrific friends and …

PA Bridal Shop Rejects Lesbian Couple

Via the Associated Press:<p>A bridal store's refusal to sell wedding gowns to a same-sex couple is stirring debate in a central Pennsylvania town. W.W. …

Who Are the Yazidis, the Ancient, Persecuted Religious Minority Struggling to Survive in Iraq?

The U.S. contemplates sending military aircraft and possible ground troops to rescue the Yazidis, as more American military advisers arrive in Iraq to help plan an evacuation of the displaced people.<p>For their beliefs, they have been the target of hatred for centuries. Considered heretical devil …

Confessions of a call bear

I’m just an average, slightly paunchy 40-something guy. And you might be surprised at how I make a living<p>Dig if you will the picture: A middle-aged man stands in an elevator on the 26th floor of the Palazzo, one of the most luxurious (well, expensive) casino/resorts on the Las Vegas strip. At …

The Week in Review: What Defines an American?

In 1993, 12-year-old Jose Antonio Vargas boarded a flight in his native Philippines and landed in the United States, where he’s lived ever since as …

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Palestinian professor: no regrets over taking students to Auschwitz

Mohammed Dajani knew he was on sensitive ground when he took a group of students to visit the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland in March. But it took the furore that followed to make the Palestinian academic realise that he had entered a political and psychological minefield.<p>Dajani …

Associated Press News

Senate Confirms First Native American Ambassador

The Senate confirmed Keith Harper as ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council Tuesday, making him the first Native American to ever become a U.S. ambassador.<p>Harper is an attorney who was one of the lawyers behind a landmark class action lawsuit brought by Native Americans against the …

NYC's Met museum is offering 400,000 works of art as free downloads

The NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art is making some of its gigantic collection of masterpieces available for you to use in your next project. The Met just marked almost 400,000 digital images of its works as Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC), which is bringing some pieces to the web for the …

Balkan Floods Expose Deadly Mines From 1990s Civil War

Bosnia and Serbia are struggling to recover from the worst flooding in a century, after three months of rain fell in just three days in the Balkan countries.<p>At least 40 people have died in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia. Half a million people have fled their homes, and tens of thousands are without …

Iran Police Arrest 6 After 'Happy' Video Featuring Women Without Hijabs Goes Viral

<b>UPDATE: May 21, 2014, 1:45 p.m. ET:</b> At least five in the group of six Iranians arrested on Monday have apparently been released.<p>Iranian authorities …

The Sexual Assault Crisis on American Campuses

Under a spotlight University Hall at the University of Montana in Misssoula John Francis Peters for TIME

More than 2.7 billion people live in countries where being gay is a crime

More than 2.7 billion people live in countries where being gay is punishable by imprisonment, lashes or even death, new research obtained by the Guardian shows.<p>The stark figure from the International Lesbian and Gay Association (Ilga) highlights the discrimination faced by gay people around the …

Blood on the walls as South Africa's national gallery axes first black director

The first black director the South African National art gallery, Riason Naidoo, circulated an email last week alerting the arts community to his sudden and surprise axing from a position he had successfully held at the flagship institution for five years.<p>Naidoo is taking legal action and has since …

It's all about love: meet Namibia's first gay married couple – video

Ricardo Amunjera, 31, and Marc Themba, 30, are believed to be Namibia's first married gay couple – though they had to wed in South Africa as homosexuality is illegal in their home country. In this film made by the International HIV/Aids Alliance and Positive Vibes, the couple discuss their …

Harvard's so-called 'white privilege' class

<b>It was the kind of story tailor-made for the right-wing echo chamber. Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government wanted all its first-year students to attend a mandatory orientation session to consider their "power and privilege". To "check it", even.</b><p>After all, just a few weeks ago Princeton …

Advocate.com

Samira Wiley and Alexis Bledel speak with <i>The Advocate</i> about solidarity, sisterhood, and taking on the patriarchy.

#TBT

<i>Above: excerpted from</i> The Advocate, <i>July 26, 1979</i><p>There seems to be some discussion about who actually coined the term "bear" as a descriptive for some …

A pair of mangoes sells for record £1,760 in Japan

Japan’s appetite for perfectly formed fruit is reflected in record sale of two mangos for £1,760 in a seasonal fruit auction<p>A pair of mangoes grown in southern Japan have sold for a record Y300,000 (£1,760) at the fruit’s first auction of the season.<p>The highly-prized mangoes were among a batch of …

What Plants Talk About | Full Episode | Nature | PBS

When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change …