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India

A Human Shield Exposed In The Daylight Of Kashmir

One of the ugliest tactics in modern warfare has been the use of “human shields.” From Serbia to Sri Lanka and Gaza, armed combatants have been accused of putting civilian lives at risk on the ...

United Kingdom

Manchester, When Terrorism Aims At Teens

News broke shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time Monday night: an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in the northern British city of Manchester. At least 22 people were confirmed dead and 60 ...

France

The Blue Carpet Of Cannes

Right now, with the 70th edition of the annual Film Festival underway, those 24 iconic steps of the Grand Auditorium in Cannes are strictly off-limits to the general public. Just a few days before ...

United States

Hey World, Look Who's Coming To Dinner

-Analysis- Donald Trump is not afraid of flying. Since taking office, he’s made it a habit to board Air Force One for back-and-forth weekend visits to his Mar-a-Lago Florida golf resort. But ...

Russia

Golden Russia

The banks of the Neva River in Saint Petersburg were glistening like gold during this beautiful summer sunset. You can see the extra shine in Saint Isaac's Cathedral, which may be because its dome ...

Chile

"Grandma" Cristina, Lone Surviving Voice Of Yaghan Language

VILLA UKIKA — Just outside of Puerto Williams, the world's southernmost city, lives an extraordinary woman. This far-flung outpost on Chile's Tierra del Fuego, across the Straight of Magellan, is ...

United States

Trump, Erdogan And The Limits Of Democracy

-Analysis- For the past 36 hours, Washington has been consumed by a pair of scandals that even eternally moderate commentators now say has spread the whiff of possible doom around the Trump ...

United States

Unsinkable Legend

That's no gator — this here is Captain Nemo's mighty Nautilus, born from French 19th-century author Jules Verne's imagination. About as soon as I learned to read, I'd immerse myself in Captain ...