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Two Journalists Have Been Arrested in Myanmar, Sparking Outcry Over a Widening Press Crackdown

Published on TIME.com: Top World Stories. Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority […]

We Regret To Inform You That A British Surgeon Was Branding His Initials On Livers

Published on World. Simon Bramhall has pleaded guilty to assault in a case that a prosecutor called “without legal precedent.” He was burning his initials into human livers during transplant operations. (Image credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

4 Winter Solstice Rituals From Around the World

Published on TIME.com: Top World Stories. Thousands of people around the globe will herald the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with centuries-old rituals like soaking in fruit-filled baths and dressing up as a […]

Can Muslim leaders alter Trump’s Jerusalem decision?

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Turkish president calls Jerusalem a ‘red line’ as he hosts an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul.

How A Trial In A Federal Courthouse In Manhattan Is Riveting The Turkish Government

Published on World. NPR’S Robert Siegel speaks with New York Times reporter Ben Weiser about testimony by a Turkish-Iranian gold trader charged with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. Star witnesses have testified that the scheme was broader, and […]

Martial Law Extended For Another Year In Southern Philippines

Published on World. The move to keep martial law in the Muslim-dominated south was requested by President Rodrigo Duterte. The decree is worrisome to many Filipinos who remember a deadly era of martial law in the 1970s. (Image credit: Ted […]

‘Not In My Name’: Activists fighting hate in India

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Activists decry ‘assault’ on India’s secular constitution following Muslim man’s grisly murder in apparent hate crime.

Surgeon Admits to Burning Initials into Transplant Patients’ Livers

Published on TIME.com: Top World Stories. (LONDON) — A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations. Simon Bramhall pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of assault, in a case a […]

Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for North Korea talks

Published on Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson‘s offer to begin […]

Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine

Published on World. Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can absorb compounds that carry over into wine and ruin the flavor. The problem is only expected to grow as extreme weather events become more frequent. (Image credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

Alabama election: Trump says Senate loss proves him right

Published on BBC News – World. Republican candidate Roy Moore suffered a shock defeat to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama.

White House says not right time for North Korea talks, despite Tillerson overture

Published on Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson‘s offer to begin […]

For Refugee Moms, Giving Birth Can Be Fraught with Danger

Published on TIME.com: Top World Stories. When Souad Iessa showed up at a hospital in Greece in the fall of 2016, the heavily pregnant Syrian refugee thought she was coming in for a routine cesarean section. It turned out to […]

Saudi King Salman decries Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Salman reiterates Kingdom’s commitment to Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital in address to Shura Council.

Muslim leaders call on world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Published on Reuters: World News. ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Muslim leaders condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of […]

Syrian ‘victory’ kickstarts Putin’s election campaign

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). In the aftermath of the war in Syria and against a weak field, Russian president poised for 2018 re-election.

Without The U.S. Government, The World Unites To Fight Climate Change

Published on World. The One Planet Summit went on without President Trump Tuesday. But state and local leaders in attendance renewed calls for adherence to the Paris Agreement targets, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: Thibault Camus/AP)

Our Top Global Stories Of 2017: From Selfies To Breast-Feeding Secrets

Published on World. From the 455 global health and development stories we posted on our blog in 2017, here are the top 10, ranked by pageviews. (Image credit: Clockwise from top left: SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Hadassah; Stephen Reiss for […]

OIC declares East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Organisation of Islamic Cooperation calls on international community as it rejects Trump’s ‘dangerous declaration’.

Yemen: Houthis meet members of late president’s GPC

Published on AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE). Houthi political leader meets late President Saleh’s party in a move suspected to aim at reviving a broken partnership.

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