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50 women learn to lead in the face of strife, mostly from each other
This year's Women in Public Service Project, winding down Thursday, hosts 50 women from around the world to teach them to lead local efforts
Property rights + middle class = democracy? Not in Thailand
For many Thais, the military coup last week was a familiar scene. Although Thailand has had 12 successful coups, this one is a sharper turn,
Homelessness declines as new thinking fuels 'giant untold success'
Homelessness in America has declined 17 percent since 2005 as states reverse the old prevailing wisdom. Now, moving into a home can be the f
Pakistan PM to attend Narendra Modi's inauguration, raising hopes of a thaw
For the first time since India and Pakistan split in 1947, a prime minister from one country will attend the inauguration of the other. A bi
Wedding tourism in Taiwan: lots of flash, little cash
Thousands of couples from Hong Kong to Australia are staging cheaper and more elaborate weddings in Taiwan. Photo shoots are especially popu
Festering and forgotten, Pakistan's other war burns on
The separatist insurgency in Balochistan Province is overshadowed by the Pakistan Taliban. Reporters often avoid the region, where the Pakis
US indicts China's PLA hackers: Productive, or desperate?
The Obama administration, clearly frustrated at the extent of Chinese industrial espionage, has indicted five military officers for stealing
Pakistanis wary of Modi's triumph in Indian election
Narenda Modi's victorious BJP took a bellicose stand on Pakistan during the campaign, but a deep partnership that lies beneath the tensions
Anti-China demonstrators in Vietnam torch foreign factories amid territo...
Protesters targeted foreign factories that they mistakenly believed to be Chinese owned, raising questions over Vietnam's control of anti-Ch
Aiming for a Top 100 college? It's not at all necessary to thrive, poll ...
Furthering the debate over the state of US higher education, a Gallup survey of college graduates found that it's what you do at school, not
In Indian election trail, a new brand of 'rurban' voters
India's village population is declining as young people migrate to cities and rural areas are reclassified as towns, creating a new breed of
What's next after Afghanistan's presidential election? Young Afghans spe...
No one has more at stake in Afghanistan’s presidential elections than its legions of young people, who have come of age in a post-Taliban na
India's election: Five questions on the world's largest democracy
Today is the first round of voting for India's next parliament, launching a five-week-long process that is the world's largest democratic ex
Retail politics, Afghanistan-style: how two front-runners woo voters
Presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai energized thousands of their respective supporters at rallies in the Pan
After two hearings, Egyptian court issues death sentence verdict for 529...
Today's ruling follows the first mass trial of Muslim Brotherhood supporters. The defendants were convicted of attacking a police station in
Why Europe can't hit Russia with its biggest club: energy sanctions (+vi...
Europe has sanctioned Russian individuals in response to the Crimea crisis, but it confronts an inescapable fact when it comes to targeting
Massive cyberattacks slam official sites in Russia, Ukraine
After Sunday's disputed Crimea vote, Russian government sites were hit with a powerful wave of denial-of-service attacks, apparently in resp
How teachers bring women’s history and women’s rights to life (+video)
As the world marks International Women’s Day, a glimpse at some innovative classroom lessons.