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RECORD Internet Crime In Japan: Auction Sites Frequent Target | Martyn Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

There is a new record for Internet crime in Japan. In an era when we are spending more of our personal and business time online it is no surprise that...

Aussie Banana Underwear: AussieBum Introduces Product | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Australian underwear company AussieBum has been monkeying around and the result is a range of men's underwear made with bananas....

Africa Water Project Captures Difficulty Of Global Struggle

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Strong leadership is missing. A few members of Congress have been working on the water problem and Matt Damon, the actor, has made it his cause. But the issue is not getting traction.

What Good It Does: A Response to A. Tom Grunfeld on the Obama - Dalai Lama Meeting

Josh Schrei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Schrei

Like an aging quasi-rock star who can't help repeatedly playing that one hit that made him famous all those years ago, A. Tom Grunfeld always manages ...

Fatwas Can Be A Force For Good | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

to most Muslims, the word fatwa is not a political term, but an unbinding religious edict issued by erudite scholars who take into consideration the n...

Japan Earthquake: Tsunami Warnings Downgraded After 7.0 Quake Off Japan Coast

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, according to the USGS, prompting immediate tsunami warnings. According to the Japan Meteo...

What's the French for 'Paradox'?

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

This is but one of the paradoxes at the heart of the French identity: They profess to disdain everything American, but if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they must love Uncle Sam.

Who Are the Four Prisoners Released from Guantanamo to Albania and Spain?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The majority of the men held at Guantánamo had no involvement with terrorism. Of the three men rehoused in Albania, one was a businessman, living in Europe, who had traveled to Afghanistan to provide humanitarian aid.

Want Democracy in Israel? Acknowledge the Palestinian Right to Return

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

The continued maltreatment of Palestinians puts every Israeli's freedom at risk. If a government disenfranchises your neighbor, how can you expect that your own freedoms will remain intact?

Remembering the Israeli-Gaza War

Anuradha K. Herath | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anuradha K. Herath

Spending Christmas and New Year in the Holy Land was to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But in December of 2008, there was little to celebrate in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Independent Bloggers In Mexico Multiplying, Uniting to Face Violence, Elections

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Axel W. Caballero

Independent bloggers have grown in size, have elevated their technical abilities and have began to unite.

Haiti Earthquake Twitter Updates: LIVE Real-Time Tweets

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Haiti earthquake Twitter updates have been coming in at a fast pace since the 7.0 earthquake first took place. Watch the latest Haiti tweets live...

Parasite Diets Warned Against As Weight Loss Strategy In Hong Kong

BusinessWeek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hong Kong health officials warned residents against ingesting intestinal worms as a weight-loss remedy after Web sites were found to be promoting so-c...

Hackers Shut Down: China Puts End To Online Academy | Barbara Demick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Reporting from Beijing - The pitch was tantalizing: Just a little training and you too could hack websites, earning thrills, power and, in many cases,...

Mexico Earthquake: 5.7 Magnitude Quake Strikes Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A strong earthquake struck Mexico at 6:47 local time this evening, registering with a 5.7 magnitude, according to the USGS. The Mexico earthquake str...

U.S.-China Relations: A Long View, A New Book

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Given the current interest in interactions and tensions between Washington and Beijing, I decided to ask Warren I. Cohen a few questions about the new edition of his book, America's Response to China.

Flutterbies in the Peruvian Amazon

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lea Lane

The Amazon River is a swirling, branching force in the Peruvian jungle, midway from where it first sweeps from a trickle in the Andes and swoops towar...

Swiss Take Two Guantanamo Uighurs, Solve Obama's Problem

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Obama is fortunate to have such kind allies, but he himself is the loser, the longer he refuses to tackle those who insist, in the face of overwhelming evidence, that everyone who was held at Guantánamo was a "terrorist."

One of the Most Dangerous Bills Ever Presented

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Yesterday, the Israeli Knesset debated the "Infiltration Prevention Law" which Israeli human rights groups are calling "one of the most dangerous bills ever presented in the Knesset."

What if the Right was Right? A Reflection on the "Christian States of America." (Updated)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

I am not saying that Jesus was a Stalinist or even a communist, just that it's very clear from his teachings that he believed that people were happier and healthier when they shared with each other.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: VIDEO Of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's Address

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is being celebrated today around the world, 65 years after the Auschwitz camp was liberated. January 27 has...

A Parade, a Bollywood Actress, a Relationship: Life Lessons

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Today is the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Indian constitution, celebrated as Republic Day. India is proud and thriving. I remember twen...

Davos 2010 LIVE: Video, News, Twitter Updates In Real-Time From World Economic Forum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Davos 2010 is being held by the World Economic Forum (WEF), a Geneva-based non-profit organization, from Jan. 27 to Jan 31. The annual event in Dav...

Solidarity, Not Charity: Helping Haitians Help Themselves

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Randall Amster

Drawing upon parallels from recent crises such as Hurricane Katrina, we begin to appreciate the ways in which disasters can continue to evolve and enlarge the scope of oppression over the long-term.

Cayman Islands Earthquake: 5.8 Quake Hits South Of Cuba

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Cayman Islands earthquake rattled the region Tuesday morning with a 5.8 magnitude. The Cayman Islands are located south of Cuba in the Caribbean ...