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From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

published about 7 hours ago
From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard
Justus Uwayesu’s life was changed by a chance encounter in Rwanda with an American charity worker.

Thousands in Iran Protest Acid Attacks on Women

published about 8 hours ago
Thousands in Iran Protest Acid Attacks on Women
Demonstrations in Isfahan erupted after assaults that coincided with the passage of a law designed to protect those who correct people deemed to be acting in an “un-Islamic” way.

Former Blackwater Guards Convicted in Iraq Shooting

published about 16 hours ago
Four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors were convicted Wednesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq.

2 Israeli Soldiers Wounded by Gun and Missile Fire From Egypt

published about 18 hours ago
The attack came from the rugged desert terrain of the Sinai Peninsula, where Islamic militants have been battling Egyptian forces.

Denis Mukwege, an African Voice Against Rape, Is Honored by Europe

published about 22 hours ago
Denis Mukwege, an African Voice Against Rape, Is Honored by Europe
The European Parliament awarded the doctor its highest human rights accolade for a campaign to end the use of mass rape as a weapon of war.