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Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship

published about 2 hours ago
Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship
The book by Li Rui, a retired party official, has been ensnared in China’s increasingly aggressive effort to intercept critical publications being carried into the country.

Strong Earthquake Strikes Nepal Near Its Capital, Katmandu

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Nepal Near Its Capital, Katmandu
People in the capital described scenes of panic and collapsed buildings after the quake, with an estimated magnitude of 7.9, struck on Saturday.

Open Source: Outpouring of Grief and Anger as Pakistani Activist Is Gunned Down

published about 10 hours ago
Sabeen Mahmud was killed just after hosting a seminar with critics of how Pakistan’s military fights a separatist insurgency in Baluchistan.

Activists Say Both North Korea and South Korea Approve Women’s Peace Walk

published about 10 hours ago
The women conceived the walk to punctuate their desire for a permanent peace treaty to replace the armistice that halted — but technically never ended — the 1950-1953 Korean War.

President Obama Wrestles With War’s Trade-Offs

published about 10 hours ago
President Obama Wrestles With War’s Trade-Offs
The strike that killed two hostages by mistake has underscored that there is no such thing as near certainty in war, even one waged with precision instruments like drones.