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Open Source: Ahmed Seif al-Islam Hamad, Pioneering Rights Lawyer, Mourned by Egyptian Activists

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Mr. Seif, who died on Wednesday, defended socialists and Islamists, men accused of violating laws against homosexuality and bloggers who criticized the government.

Pakistani Army Steps Into Political Crisis

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Pakistani Army Steps Into Political Crisis
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif requested Thursday that the army chief help defuse a standoff that has brought thousands of protesters to the capital and crippled ... more

Obama Vows Russia Penalties, but Avoids Calling Ukraine Advance an Invasion

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Obama Vows Russia Penalties, but Avoids Calling Ukraine Advance an Invasion
President Obama condemned the latest Russian military incursion into Ukraine, as he grappled with multiple international crises.

Body Found Near Jerusalem Is Believed to Be Missing American, Israeli Police Say

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The police said there was a “strong possibility” that it was the body of Aharon Sofer, 23, from New Jersey. There were no immediate signs ... more

As Ebola Grips Liberia’s Capital, a Quarantine Sows Social Chaos

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As Ebola Grips Liberia’s Capital, a Quarantine Sows Social Chaos
Monrovia has become, in a few short weeks, a major focal point of the epidemic, with the outbreak overwhelming the government of President Ellen Johnson ... more

Erdogan Is Sworn In as President of Turkey

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Erdogan Is Sworn In as President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the former prime minister who has governed Turkey for more than a decade, is expected to continue to exercise power for at ... more