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Kim Jong Un isn't afraid of Seth Rogen and James Franco. He's afraid of the world focusing its attention on his regime's true crimes.


How to Make a Skyscraper Invisible

How did the city that gave the world the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Pyramid become so afraid of bold construction?


Turkey's Turncoat

The strange tale of a newspaper editor who flipped from being the government’s biggest critic to its secret weapon.

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The Pakistani Taliban's War on Education, by the Numbers

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

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Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

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