Kevin Pham

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Tibetan Activist-Monk Says Spain Bowed to Chinese Pressure Over Rights Law

A prominent Tibetan monk has accused China of exerting pressure on Spain to introduce a law that limits the ability of Spanish courts to pursue cases …

Media Freedom Declined Around the World in 2013

The 2013 World Press Freedom Index from Reporters Without Borders shows declines in media freedom in all parts of the world, with the United States, …

Thailand Was Never the Land of Smiles, Whatever the Guidebooks May Have Told You

Anti-government protests in Thailand have claimed at least 10 lives and seen more than 600 people injured during shootings, bombings and vicious …

Sex, Lies and Hinduism: Why A Hindu Activist Targeted Wendy Doniger’s Book

Penguin Books India has agreed to recall and pulp all copies in India of <i>The Hindus: An Alternative History</i> by U.S. scholar Wendy Doniger, raising …

Got What It Takes to Be a Corrupt Chinese Official? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Want to understand corruption? Get inside the minds of the corrupt. That seems to be the thinking behind a quiz developed by a Chinese scholar and …

World's Most Depressing App Launches in Lebanon

A new smartphone app in Lebanon lets citizens automatically tweet, with one convenient tap of the finger, “I am still alive! #Lebanon #Latestbombing.”<p>…

Yes, College is Totally Worth It

University tuition may be rising steeply, but so is the cost of not getting a college degree.<p>A new study on higher education in the United States …

In Bangladesh, Charging of Garment Factory Owner Spurs Hope of New Era of Accountability

A Bangladeshi judge made history Sunday. For the first time, formal charges have been brought against the owner of a garment factory where workers …

Ford in '14? Don't Count Out Canada's Most Embarrassing Mayor Just Yet

Rob Ford was elected Mayor of Toronto by a landslide in October 2010. Even back then — before the crack, the international infamy, a police …

6 Ways to Protect Yourself from Online Threats

To help better illustrate the importance of online safety and security, Microsoft recently released the results of its 2013 Microsoft Computer Safety …

Women Who Stand By Their NuvaRing

There’s the 24-year-old who stopped breathing, had two heart attacks, and died on life support. There’s the mother whose two-year-old son watched her …

Cheap Crack Pipes, Free Heroin, and Free Booze: The Evidence for Helping Addicts

A crack pipe vending machine for addicts sounds like the punch line of a bad joke—but the same kind of ridicule has been lobbed at many measures to …

Russia Opposes Syria Aid Resolution

Russia said it would veto the current U.N. draft resolution on humanitarian aid for Syria because it believes the resolution would lay the groundwork …

Spain's Controversial Abortion Law Survives After Secret Vote

Spanish legislators held a secret ballot on Tuesday to push ahead with a controversial new law that would restrict access to abortion in the …

Egypt's al-Sisi Makes Rare Visit to Moscow

Egypt’s military chief is making a rare trip to Moscow on Wednesday, the first since he led a military-backed ouster of the country’s president last …

Your Toyota Prius Might Glitch Out and Stall

A glitch in the Toyota Prius’s power system is leading the world’s largest automaker to recall 1.9 million units of its hybrid standard-bearer.<p>The …

Prison Phone Calls Will No Longer Cost a Fortune

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. prison inmates and their families will now be able to make interstate phone calls at much lower prices thanks to new …

The Economy is Big News--So Why not Teach it?

With the economy on the front page most days the past six years, you might think economics and personal finance would be a prominent subject in our …

September 1983: Best and Worst Cars Ever

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Morning Must Reads: February 12

Can Wendy Davis have it all? [NYT]<p>“The Federal Reserve will keep winding down one of its highest-profile easy-money programs unless the economy takes …

Texas Teenagers Charged In ‘Satanic Ritual’ Murder

Two teenagers from Clear Lake, Tex. are in custody after allegedly murdering a 15-year-old girl in what prosecutors described as a satanic …

Deposed Egyptian President Morsi Calls Protests ‘Useless’

Egypt’s former president Mohammed Morsi described the street protests by his supporters as ‘useless,’ in a leaked phone conversation with his lawyer, …

Package Bomb Kills Retired Tennessee Lawyer

An elderly man was killed Monday when a package delivered to his Tennessee home exploded, igniting a blaze and badly injuring his partner.<p>Authorities …

Common Sense Prevails: Goat Simulator Video Game Coming Soon for $10

Never ever EVER underestimate the will of the people when it comes to our desire to run around wrecking stuff as a digital goat.<p>What began as a …

So Much for Freedom Fries: America's New BFF Is France

This was only the seventh time President Obama had treated a visiting foreign leader to a full-on State Dinner and <i>mon dieu</i> but it was a flashy …

U.S. Snowboarder Arielle Gold Drops Out Of Olympics

Team USA snowboarder Arielle Gold suffered a shoulder injury Wednesday and will not compete in the Olympics.<p>Gold, 17, was training before her heat …

Chinese Police Arrest Man for Spreading Bird Flu ‘Panic’

Authorities in central China have detained a man accused of claiming social media Webchat that bird flu had come to his province.<p>The man in question, …

Exclusive: Sochi's Gays Had Protection From the Mayor Who Claimed They Don't Exist

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Due in Court in November

A federal judge in Boston set a November court date for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Wednesday, much earlier than the 2015 trial …

China Exports Boom Suggests Economic Recovery

Exports and imports in China shot up more than 10% in January compared to the year earlier, calming fears about economic malaise even as it elicited …