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US government says 'We'll protect you' to refugees, but what happens during shutdown?

Refugees come to the US from around the world escaping war and persecution. They come trusting that the US government will protect and help them. But right now, that government has a closed sign on its door. And those who run agencies that help refugees don't know what this shutdown means for them …

If you wanna buy a beer in Berlin, bring your bitcoins

Walk into a bar in Berlin - for example, a trendy one called Room 77 - and try paying with a credit card. It’s not gonna happen.<p>The owner doesn't allow it. “For a biz person of this size with 5 to 10% profit margins,” says owner Joerg Platzer, “giving 3% of that to Mastercard? It makes it a …

Toll rises: 114 die, 200 unaccounted for off coast of Italy

ROME (AP) — The rickety fishing boat was the third of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, overloaded with African migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Most never reached shore.<p>After the boat started taking on water, someone on board set a fire to get the attention of …

Myanmar rioters attack Muslims and burn homes

Hundreds of Buddhists have rioted in western Myanmar, killing a 94-year-old Muslim woman and setting more than 70 homes ablaze, police say.<p>Kyaw Naing, a police officer, told the AP news agency that the clashes broke out on Tuesday in Thabyachaing village, about 20km north of the coastal town of …

Free Audio: 46 Minute Reading from Dave Eggers’ New Novel, The Circle

Dave Eggers, author of <i>A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius</i>, has a new book coming out in early October, <i>The Circle,</i> a novel about "a young woman …

Truth Or Propaganda? Finding Real Stories In North Korea

A Peek Inside North Korea<p>National Geographic photographer David Guttenfelder went on assignment to North Korea with AP correspondent Tim Sullivan, and came back with these photos.<p>North Korea remains one of the most closed places in the world. And that makes Tim Sullivan kind of a rarity: As the …

What does the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel know that your newsroom doesn’t?

In Wisconsin, the state’s largest newspaper has committed itself to tough watchdog, investigative reporting. It’s led to journalistic success and respect from its audience.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: In 1882, not long before his 25th birthday, a Wisconsin newspaperman named Lucius Nieman gave his new paper, The …

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Violence flares again in Sudan

People attending the funerals of protesters killed during unrest in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, have accused the authorities of using tear gas to disperse them.<p>Hundreds of people chanted slogans against Sudan's president in the latest in a series of protests that started when the government cut …

In India, Rapist's Wife Faces Harsh Judge: Tradition

In Conservative Hinterland, Women Without Husbands Face Destitution<p>KARMALAHANG, India—When the call came from New Delhi, Punita Devi braced herself for the worst. Her husband, she learned, had been sentenced to death by hanging.<p>Akshay Kumar Singh and three other men were convicted this month of a …

India

Gunmen kill students as they sleep in Nigerian college

DAMATURU, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants stormed a college in northeastern Nigeria and shot dead around 40 male students, some of them while they slept early on Sunday, witnesses said.<p>The gunmen, thought to be members of rebel sect Boko Haram, attacked one hostel, took some …

Africa

Afghans tap into Twitter and Facebook as youth find their voice

There may be too few Facebook users in Afghanistan to trigger an Arab spring-like revolution, but the rapid proliferation of social media in the country has provided its youth with fertile ground for self-expression. With under-25s comprising 65% of the population, and a crucial presidential …

Associated Press News