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A Quebec Comedian Is Happy to Offend in Any Language

A Quebec Comedian Is Happy to Offend in Any Language

“Humor allows you to address taboos,” says Samir Khullar, who performs as Sugar Sammy. “In Quebec, the ultimate taboo is identity.”

A One-Eyed Québécois ‘Rambo’ Captures Imaginations in Canada

A One-Eyed Québécois ‘Rambo’ Captures Imaginations in Canada

Léo Major during his service in the Canadian Army in World War II.

They Lost Argentina’s Abortion Vote, but Advocates Started a Movement

They Lost Argentina’s Abortion Vote, but Advocates Started a Movement

An abortion-rights supporter in Buenos Aires on Thursday after a bill to legalize abortion was defeated. Women’s groups vowed to shake off the defeat. “We will no longer be silent and we won’t let them win,” said one backer of the bill.

‘We Abandoned Them’: Pope Francis Condemns Sex Abuse and Cover-Up

‘We Abandoned Them’: Pope Francis Condemns Sex Abuse and Cover-Up

Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday. A letter issued on Monday may have been the first time a pope has addressed the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics about sexual abuse, a Vatican spokesman said.

Scientist Behind Dolly the Sheep, a Key to Parkinson’s Research, Has the Disease Himself

Scientist Behind Dolly the Sheep, a Key to Parkinson’s Research, Has the Disease Himself

An undated photograph of Dr. Ian Wilmut with Dolly the sheep at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh.

Moscow Got 6 Minutes of Sunlight in December

Moscow Got 6 Minutes of Sunlight in December

Red Square in Moscow last month. In 2017, the Russian capital experienced its darkest December since record-taking began.

Mao 101: Inside a Chinese Classroom Training the Communists of Tomorrow

Mao 101: Inside a Chinese Classroom Training the Communists of Tomorrow

Students watching Feng Wuzhong’s online lecture video during a course on Mao’s ideology at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

One Dead Amid Violence in 3rd Week of Protests at Gaza-Israel Fence

One Dead Amid Violence in 3rd Week of Protests at Gaza-Israel Fence

Palestinian protesters tried to take down a section of the border fence between Israel and Gaza on Friday.

Defeated in Syria, ISIS Fighters Held in Camps Still Pose a Threat

Defeated in Syria, ISIS Fighters Held in Camps Still Pose a Threat

A Kurdish militia member interrogating a man suspected of being a member of the Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria, in October.

Hong Kong Professor Arrested After Wife’s Body Is Found in Suitcase

Hong Kong Professor Arrested After Wife’s Body Is Found in Suitcase

A residential block at the University of Hong Kong, where a professor suspected of killing his wife lived with his family.

Though Deadly, Gaza Protests Draw Attention and Enthusiasm

Though Deadly, Gaza Protests Draw Attention and Enthusiasm

A Palestinian protester using a slingshot during clashes with Israeli troops near the Gaza-Israel border.

With 3 Rapid Strokes, Netanyahu Advances Israel’s Agenda Against Iran

With 3 Rapid Strokes, Netanyahu Advances Israel’s Agenda Against Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his presentation on Iran, which was broadcast live on Monday. “It seems that he is pushing everybody toward a more hostile environment,” a columnist said.

Kim Jong-un Goes Dapper, Updating His Style Along With His Arsenal

Kim Jong-un Goes Dapper, Updating His Style Along With His Arsenal

Photographs of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, giving New Year’s Day addresses over the years.

Olympics Open With Koreas Marching Together, Offering Hope for Peace

Olympics Open With Koreas Marching Together, Offering Hope for Peace

The unified Korean team marching in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.

In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

A memorial with portraits of three slain journalists — Aleksandr Rastorguev, Kirill Radchenko Orkhan Dzhemal — at the Russian Union of Journalists’ building in Moscow.


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