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Can the Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision Help the World’s Most Homophobic Country?

Nigeria's draconian anti-gay law has trampled human rights, exacerbated the country's HIV crisis, and fueled vicious police crackdowns — and it isn't going anywhere.

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How France Can Fix Its Homegrown Terror Problem

The man who allegedly attacked a factory outside of Lyon had been on a security watch list. So why weren't French authorities able to stop him?

The South Asia Channel

Modi’s Marbury Moment

The Indian Supreme Court and the Modi government are engaged in a battle for constitutional supremacy.

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U.N.: Israeli ‘Roof-Knocks’ Did Not Provide Effective Warning to Gaza Civilians

Israeli officials argue the novel warning strikes were aimed at mitigating civilian casualties during last year's Gaza war.

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The Destructive Myth of the Magna Carta

Cloaked in medieval glamour and swathed in sentimentality, the storied document allows politicians and judges to pay lip service to rights and rule of law — while really saying nothing at all.

Best Defense

Our police should be required to treat those they wound — just as our soldiers are

One day in Baghdad in the spring of 2005, a handful of American Soldiers followed a well-worn footpath across a fallow date palm orchard separating the giant T-walls of the Green Zone from the Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) on the banks of the Tigris River.

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China's Most Wanted Fugitive Is in U.S. Custody

Yang Xiuzhu topped the "most wanted" fugitives list China circulated last month, although it turns out that U.S. authorities had already detained her last June.

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Singapore Blogger Convicted for ‘Obscene’ Image Featuring the Late Lee Kuan Yew

There’s no doubt that Amos Yee’s depiction of Singapore’s late founder Lee Kuan Yew in carnal embrace with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is ...

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The Death Penalty Is Having Quite a Moment — And That May Help Efforts to Abolish It

The confluence of debates about the death penalty around the world shows the degree to which it's persevered even as most countries have eliminated it as a punishment.

The Cable

What Will Loretta Lynch’s Approach to Prosecuting Terrorism Look Like?

With people from Minnesota to California to Colorado to New York recently charged or convicted for ties to the Islamic State, it looks like Loretta Lynch is going to be overseeing a lot of terrorism cases when she’s likely confirmed as attorney general.

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