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News You Really Need To See: "Can New Laws Tame India's Drivers?"

“Can New Laws Tame India’s Drivers?”

The Washington Post, May 24, 2015, p.A16

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/will-new-safety-laws-tame-indias-deadly-roads/2015/05/21/5bd4de54-fa4d-11e4-a47c-e56f4db884ed_story.html

“When it opened in 2001, the East Coast Road in southern India gave drivers a smooth, modern link to coastal resorts and an open stretch of highway to gun their engines on weekends.   280 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Honor Comes Late to Martyr for the Poor"

“Honor Comes Late to Martyr for the Poor”

The New York Times, May 23, 2015, p.A4

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/23/world/americas/honor-comes-late-tooscar-romero-a-martyr-for-the-poor.html

“Thirty-five years after Óscar Romero, the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Salvador, was assassinated with a single bullet as he said Mass in a modest chapel here,  is celebrating his beatification on Saturday, the final step before sainthood.   246 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "The Art of Avoiding War"

“The Art of Avoiding War”

The Atlantic, June 2015, pp.32-33

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/06/the-art-of-avoiding-war/392060/

“The Scythians were nomadic horsemen who dominated a vast realm of the Pontic steppe north of the Black Sea, in present-day Ukraine and southern Russia, from the seventh century to the third century b.c.   333 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "A Year After Thai Coup, Stability Trumps Growth for Business"

“A Year After Thai Coup, Stability Trumps Growth for Business”

Reuters, May 21, 2015

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/22/us-thailand-politics-idUSKBN0O62VI20150522

“When Thailand’s army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. 234 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Tunisia Shines a Light on Past Abuses"

“Tunisia Shines a Light on Past Abuses”

The New York Times, May 20, 2015, p.A4

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/world/africa/torture-claims-in-tunisia-await-truth-commission.html?_r=0

“One of the most notorious forms of torture was the ‘roast chicken,’ an obscene stress position in which the victim was suspended naked, like a trussed bird on a spit.   429 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Fall of Ramadi Weakens Rule of Iraq Leader"

“Fall of Ramadi Weakens Rule of Iraq Leader”

The New York Times, May 19, 2015, p.A1

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/world/middleeast/fall-of-ramadi-to-isis-highlights-iraqi-premiers-weakening-authority.html?_r=0

“As Shiite militiamen began streaming toward Ramadi on Monday to try to reverse the loss of the city to the Islamic State, the defeat has given new momentum to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s rivals within his own Shiite political bloc.   377 more words

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News You Really Need To See: "Egypt Executes Six Men Convicted of Killing Soldiers Despite 'Grossly Unfair' Trial"

“Egypt Executes Six Men Convicted of Killing Soldiers Despite ‘Grossly Unfair’ Trial”

The Sydney Morning Herald, May 18, 2015

http://www.smh.com.au/world/egypt-executes-six-men-convicted-of-killing-soldiers-despite-grossly-unfair-trial-20150518-gh3shl

“Egypt has executed six men convicted of carrying out an attack on a checkpoint in the Sinai that killed several soldiers, despite evidence at least three of the accused were already in detention at the time of the assault.   224 more words

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