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In Alternative World Cup for Would-be Nations, Karpatalya Beats North Cyprus

In Alternative World Cup for Would-be Nations, Karpatalya Beats North Cyprus

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations 2018 World Football Cup match between Abkhazia and Tibet in Enfield, north London.

As Austerity Helps Bankrupt an English County, Even Conservatives Mutiny

As Austerity Helps Bankrupt an English County, Even Conservatives Mutiny

Higham Ferrers is one of the towns that will be affected by the de-facto bankruptcy of the Conservative-led Northamptonshire County Council, in England.

Legal Abortion in Argentina? A Long Shot Is Suddenly Within Reach

Legal Abortion in Argentina? A Long Shot Is Suddenly Within Reach

A demonstration in favor of abortion rights in front of the congressional palace in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

‘We Are Afraid of Christmas’: Tensions Dampen Holiday in India

‘We Are Afraid of Christmas’: Tensions Dampen Holiday in India

A Christmas display at a New Delhi mall. Though Christians are a small minority in India, celebrating the holiday appeals to many outside the faith.

Mexico’s Hardball Politics Get Even Harder as PRI Fights to Hold On to Power

Mexico’s Hardball Politics Get Even Harder as PRI Fights to Hold On to Power

PRI has been looking for an edge against Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the front-runner in the presidential election.

Stranded Migrants Are Finally Brought to Shore After 19 Days

Stranded Migrants Are Finally Brought to Shore After 19 Days

Migrants aboard the rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3 reacting after Malta reached a deal with other European Union states to let them disembark.

‘I Can’t Breathe’: Video of Indigenous Australian’s Prison Death Stirs Outrage

‘I Can’t Breathe’: Video of Indigenous Australian’s Prison Death Stirs Outrage

Newly released footage from 2015 shows an Indigenous Australian prisoner screaming, “I can’t breathe” while being pinned down by a team of officers. He was declared dead about one hour after the guards entered his cell.

Chinese Parents Protest Bad Vaccines for Hundreds of Thousands

Chinese Parents Protest Bad Vaccines for Hundreds of Thousands

A child receiving a vaccination in Jiujiang, China, this month. The uproar over the defective vaccines has undermined President Xi Jinping’s vow to eliminate corruption and abuse in the nation’s food and drug industries.

Far-Right, Anti-immigrant Vox Party Gains a Toehold in Spain

Far-Right, Anti-immigrant Vox Party Gains a Toehold in Spain

A demonstration against Catalan separatism called by the Vox party in Madrid in December. The Catalonia issue has reignited Spanish nationalism, largely dormant since the Franco era.

Hungary Election Gives Orban Big Majority, and Control of Constitution

Hungary Election Gives Orban Big Majority, and Control of Constitution

Voters outside a polling station in the Ujbuda district of Budapest on Sunday.

10 Million Catholics in China Face Storm They Can’t Control

10 Million Catholics in China Face Storm They Can’t Control

People praying at Bishop Bai Cave, a holy site in southeastern China where a Dominican friar hid from Qing dynasty soldiers before being executed in the 1700s.

U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution Condemning Move on Jerusalem

U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution Condemning Move on Jerusalem

A United Nations Security Council meeting on Jerusalem this month. The council’s longtime view has been that no country should establish an embassy in Jerusalem.

Afghanistan Breaks Ground on 1,127-Mile ‘Peace Pipeline’

Afghanistan Breaks Ground on 1,127-Mile ‘Peace Pipeline’

A wall painted with portraits in Herat, Afghanistan, part of a celebration over the start of work on a gas pipeline which will pass through Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Worries Grow in Singapore Over China’s Calls to Help ‘Motherland’

Worries Grow in Singapore Over China’s Calls to Help ‘Motherland’

Nam Hwa Opera members before a performance in Singapore in May at a club for Singaporeans with ties to Guangdong Province, China.

Canada Vote on Marijuana Paves the Way for Legalization

Canada Vote on Marijuana Paves the Way for Legalization

Canadians celebrated National Marijuana Day in Ottawa in April 2016. On Tuesday, Canada’s Senate voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, though Canadians will not be able to buy it legally for a few more months.

On This Chinese TV Show, Participants Have Nothing to Lose but Their Chains

On This Chinese TV Show, Participants Have Nothing to Lose but Their Chains

“Marx Got It Right,” a new TV show, is among the Communist Party’s attempts to reach a younger audience.


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