The ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ is finally cleared to find a new home

This post was originally published on this siteFor 35 years, Kaavan has endured life in a run-down zoo in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad. Over the years he grew overweight and gained fame as

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What are the chemicals doctors say may have been used to poison Alexei Navalny?

This post was originally published on this siteWhen Soviet scientists developed a new group of nerve agent in the 1970s and 80s, they called it Novichok, or “newcomer.” The lethal

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How Navalny combined protests and anti-corruption campaigns to take on the Kremlin

This post was originally published on this siteWell-known opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin have been suddenly stricken by poison before. But Alexei Navalny, who is in critical

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The US sanctions against Hong Kong officials, explained

This post was originally published on this siteRelations between Washington and Beijing are rapidly deteriorating — and Hong Kong has found itself at the center of the fight. In the latest

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Lebanon mourns victims of Beirut blast, even as more dead are found

This post was originally published on this siteJoe Akiki, 23, called his mother Tuesday afternoon to tell her he was about to start a 24-hour shift at his job as an electrician at Beirut’s

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Victims of the blasts in Beirut, a city beloved for its cosmopolitanism, span nationalities

This post was originally published on this siteThe explosions that rocked Beirut Tuesday devastated a city beloved for its cosmopolitanism — a place with a magnetic pull for people of many

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Why Iranians are rallying online to stop the execution of three protesters

This post was originally published on this site“#Don’t_Execute.” That simple demand went global this week, as activists in Iran and around the world rallied online against the

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The pandemic stranded Palestinians abroad. Politics kept them there.

This post was originally published on this siteAseel Bader set off for Prato, Italy, in January, traveling under a passport bearing the eagle emblem of the Palestinian Authority to pursue a

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She raised the pride flag in Egypt. The price was torture, exile and her life.

This post was originally published on this site“The sky is sweeter than the earth! And I want the sky, not the earth,” 30-year-old queer Egyptian Sarah Hegazi wrote Saturday, in her

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Colombia was close to legalizing abortion. Instead, a top court kept restrictions in place.

This post was originally published on this siteColombia’s constitutional Court ruled Monday to keep the country’s abortion restrictions in place, dashing the hopes of activists

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