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What Happens When The World's Most Famous Teen Activist Grows Up?

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Howard Zinn: “The American Empire has always been a bipartisan project”

<b>A huge expanse of ruins left by the explosion of the atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945 in Hiroshima. (AP)</b><p>In a 2008 essay, Zinn discusses what the classroom didn’t teach him about American imperialism<p>Howard Zinn<p>October 17, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>With an occupying …

Ukraine faces risky year fighting to escape Russian orbit: Poroshenko

KIEV(Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday Ukraine was facing a precarious year struggling to fend off what he called Russian strategies to undermine Kiev’s drive for closer relations with Europe.<p>He spoke at a ceremony in central Kiev to mark 24 years of Ukrainian independence from …

South Korea Stops Propaganda Broadcasts After Reaching Deal With North Korea

After three days of talks, South Korea stopped airing its propaganda broadcasts into the North on Tuesday as part of a deal to defuse tensions.<p>South Korea stopped broadcasting propaganda messages over loudspeakers into North Korea on Tuesday as part of a deal to reduce rising tensions that was …

Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, axes

<b>Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) —</b> Protesters in western Nepal have killed at least seven police officers as violent clashes broke out over the country's proposals for a new constitution.<p>Thousands of people had come out onto the streets in defiance Monday, encroaching a "prohibited zone" imposed by the …

Deadly clashes hit Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

At least three people have been killed in clashes between rival armed groups in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, near the southern port city of Sidon.<p>Fighting between the Jund al-Sham group and members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement on Monday began in the northern …

Yemen at war: 'No side is willing to capitulate'

<b>Al-Mukalla, Yemen -</b> A year after Yemen's Houthis rallied to oppose government policies, they have taken the country into a bloody conflict that has killed thousands of people and left millions more at the risk of famine.<p>The Houthis' anti-government demonstrations in the summer of 2014, which …

Afghanistan seethes at Taliban meetings it says held in Pakistan

KABUL (Reuters) - The new leader of the Taliban has met influential clerics seeking to heal a rift after the death of founder Mullah Omar, in the latest gathering to anger the Afghan government, which accuses Pakistan of allowing militants to meet on its territory.<p>Several key Taliban commanders …

Afghanistan

U.S. stock market suffers drastic day of panic, capping a miserable week

The U.S. stock market made an alarming fall for the second day in a row, creating more worries that China's slowing economy would take America down …

Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban gain strength

One of the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence.<p>Pakistan, which hosts masses of Afghan refugees, denies the charge and …

Catholic monastery in Syria 'destroyed by Isil bulldozers'

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized Al-Qaryatain town and monastery Mar Elian earlier this month, kidnapping local Christians<p>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants have destroyed a historic monastery seized in their latest advance across central Syria.<p>Photographs appeared …

High-level officials from two Koreas meet at border

High level officials from the two Koreas are holding talks in a bid to ease tensions, after the passing of a North Korean-imposed deadline for the South, to halt loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts across the border.<p>The South Korean presidential office confirmed on Saturday that a meeting is going …

Pentagon: China's man-made islands growing, now thousands of acres

China has built up and reclaimed even more land in the South China Sea than previously thought -- with an archipelago of man-made islands now spanning 2,900 acres, according to a new Pentagon report released Friday.<p>The size of China's artificial island territory in the disputed waters represents a …

Turkish army captain killed in clashes with Kurdish militants

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish militants armed with rocket launchers and assault rifles killed a Turkish army captain in an attack on a military outpost in the southeast late on Friday, the latest in clashes which have brought a peace process to the brink of collapse.<p>Security sources said …

Middle East

Beheading of Khaled al-Asaad, keeper of Palmyra, unites Syria in condemnation

Admired for his work in documenting and promoting Syria’s cultural heritage, Asaad was regarded as a national treasure by regime loyalists and opponents<p>Islamic State’s execution of Khaled al-Asaad, the keeper of Palmyra’s extraordinary cultural artefacts, has inspired a rare consensus among Syria’s …

Coalition air strikes 'kill dozens of Yemeni civilians'

At least 65 civilians have been killed by air strikes in Yemen's Taiz, including 17 people from one family, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported.<p>The deaths occurred when Saudi-led Arab coalition air strikes hit civilian homes, MSF said in a statement released on Friday.<p>During the past three days, …

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