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The Pakistani Taliban's ruthless attacks on schools, teachers, and activists have disrupted the education of hundreds of thousands of Pakistani children.

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China’s First Great Tiger Hunt

What Chairman Mao's takedown of the "King of the Northeast" tells us about Xi Jinping's purges.

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There’s No Clear Response to Hack that Cancelled ‘The Interview’

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The Palestinians Decide to Roll the Dice at the United Nations

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