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Brazilian 'Atlantis' found

Geologists have announced the discovery of what has been dubbed the 'Brazilian Atlantis', some 900 miles from Rio.<p>The legend of Atlantis, a sunken island thought to have once lay between Africa and South America, has been the subject of literary myths for centuries.<p>But geologists in <b>Brazil</b> have now …

Brazil

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's heir blocked by clerics in humiliating blow to Iranian president

Iran's controversial president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced the humiliation of being barred from promoting a loyal successor as officials opened registration for presidential elections on June 16.<p>A rush of conservative establishment candidates left a noticeable gap in the political contest as Mr …

Pakistan Taliban threatens to bomb polling stations in Karachi

The Pakistan Taliban has delivered a chilling warning to voters in the country’s biggest city Karachi, telling them not to take part in Saturday’s general election or face death.<p>The threats, posted on lampposts and handed out at mosques, declare the poll to be unIslamic and single out three of the …

Pakistan

Benjamin Netanyahu 'orders settlement freeze'

Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a temporary halt to building new Jewish settlements in an apparent effort to avoid derailing US attempts at reviving Middle East peace talks.<p>In a sharp policy reversal, the <b>Israeli</b> prime minister, reportedly told Uri Ariel, his pro-settlement housing minister, not to …

Israel

Paint Bombs

David Graeber’s “The Democracy Project” and the anarchist revival.<p>In the summer of 2011, when David Graeber heard rumors of a mobilization against Wall Street, he was hopeful but wary. Graeber is an anthropologist by trade, and a radical by inclination, which means that he spends a lot of time at …

What Charles Ramsey and Amanda Berry Knew

“So, you know, I figured it was a domestic-violence dispute,” Charles Ramsey told a reporter for the ABC affiliate in Cleveland, explaining what happened after, as he put it, he “heard screaming. I’m eating McDonald’s. I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of the house.” Ramsey, and others …