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Right before the Egyptian leader heads to the U.N., he pardoned 100 prisoners Wednesday.


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The U.N. has condemned Ecuador's shutdown of a media watchdog group amid concerns the government is increasingly threatening freedom of speech.


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Cairo has promised a full investigation into why its security forces accidentally killed eight Mexican tourists. Too bad Egypt has now banned journalists from reporting on it.

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Censored: A Young Survivor Decries Handling of Tianjin Explosion

The day of China's splashy military parade, she writes, local officials persuaded her parents to sign a sketchy contract.


Saudi Arabia Bans National Geographic Cover Featuring Pope Francis

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A Range of Reactions to Photo of Dead Syrian Child Across Global Media

Media in Europe, the United States, and Europe each reacts in different ways to the widely shared photo of a dead Syrian child washed ashore in Turkey.

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