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WHO says 1 million people have been wounded in Syria's civil war

globalpost.com — One million people have been wounded during Syria's civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organization's Syria representative said. A plunge in vaccination rates from 90 percent before the war to 52 percent this year and contaminated water have added to the woes, allowing typhoid and hepatitis to advance, Elizabeth Hoff said in an interview late on Thursday.

Laws of Men: For women in South Africa, HIV stigma still runs strong

globalpost.com — Editor's note: This story is part of a Special Report produced by The GroundTruth Project called "Laws of Men: Legal systems that fail women." It is produced with support from the Ford Foundation. Reported by Tracy Jarrett and Emily Judem.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @GloriaDawson: Laws of Men: For women in South Africa, HIV stigma still runs strong globalpost.com/dispatch/news/… moving work by @ejudem

Sad about North Korea killing 'The Interview'? Here's a way to fill your dictator-shaped void

globalpost.com — It seems like just yesterday that most people on Earth were only vaguely aware of an upcoming buddy comedy called " The Interview." In what must be the third or fifth or tenth stoner movie released in the last few years by pals and collaborators Seth Rogen and James Franco, the film involves a plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Europe finds unity on Russia

globalpost.com — LISBON, Portugal - Maybe the Dutch should stay home more often. The European Union's last summit of 2014 wrapped up ahead of time and with a remarkable absence of the usual squabbling, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte stuck in The Hague wrestling with a cabinet crisis that threatened his coalition government.

How Hugo Chavez helped bring the US and Cuba closer together

globalpost.com — CARACAS, Venezuela - As well as the Canadians, the Pope and whoever else played their part in the warming of relations between Havana and Washington, there may have been one unwitting and unaware aid to the talks: Hugo Chávez.

GlobalPost boozes with Kim Jong-un

globalpost.com — SEOUL, South Korea - Kim Jong-un admits he's never met an American journalist, but that doesn't stop our frigid winter evening from being a convivial one. We clink glasses, swig a soju shot, and plunk a few slabs of pork belly on the grill.

Seventy years on, US judge clears executed black teen

globalpost.com — A judge in the southern US state of South Carolina has thrown out the conviction of a black teenager executed 70 years ago for the murder of two white girls. George Stinney was 14 when he became the youngest person to undergo the death penalty in the United States in the 20th century.
Dec 18, 2014

Seventy years after his execution, South Carolina judge tosses conviction of black teen in white girls' deaths globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Kurdish forces claim victory over Islamic State on Iraq's Mount Sinjar

globalpost.com — ERBIL, Iraq - Kurdish peshmerga forces claimed to have broken a months-long siege of Mount Sinjar by the Islamic State (IS), creating a corridor for hundreds of Yazidi civilians who were trapped there to escape.
Dec 18, 2014

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As migrant deaths reach record, Europe retreats from protecting lives

globalpost.com — BERLIN, Germany - When Mazen Dahhan decided to flee Syria's civil war last year, he entrusted his life and those of his wife and three children to a smuggler in Libya who promised to take them across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The 37-year-old neurosurgeon hoped he and his family would find refuge in Italy.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @GlobalPost: More than 3,000 people have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea this year glpo.st/1C5vF4X pic.twitter.com/qeuXoVDt6g

Dec 19, 2014

RT @GlobalPost: More than 3,000 people have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea this year glpo.st/1C5vF4X pic.twitter.com/ciUaOHSj0O

Dec 18, 2014

Syrian migrant whose family died in boat journey: “I lost ten years of my life in ten seconds" glpo.st/1C5vF4X pic.twitter.com/wNdbIft5Id

Malaysian court says transgender people aren’t bad Muslims, they're just mentally ill

globalpost.com — BANGKOK, Thailand - There's some good news for transgender Muslim women in Malaysia. An influential court ruling says cops can't persecute them under religious law just for wearing dresses and lipstick. Keeping the police away, however, may require a demeaning concession: getting certified as mentally ill.
Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

Malaysian court says transgender people aren’t bad Muslims, they're just mentally ill glpo.st/1GUUl0Q pic.twitter.com/n2pED6S4yM

Dec 18, 2014

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EU sanctions Crimea, Putin gives epic presser and more (LIVE BLOG)

globalpost.com — GLOBALPOST LIVE BLOG: EU SUMMIT UPDATE: 12/18/14 10:30 AM ET EU's Mogherini urges Putin to make 'radical change' in attitude Agence France-Presse - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Thursday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to make a "radical change" in attitude to end the crisis sparked by Moscow's intervention in Ukraine.

EU leaders press Russia, focus on investment

globalpost.com — European Union leaders urged Vladimir Putin to make a "radical change" in his stance on Ukraine Thursday as they boosted sanctions against Crimea despite fears of economic blowback from Russia's spiralling financial crisis. The leaders meeting at a summit in Brussels also backed a huge 315-billion-euro ($380-billion) investment plan aimed at kickstarting Europe's moribund economy, although pledges of hard cash were in short supply.

UN seeks $8.4 bn to help victims of Syria war

globalpost.com — The UN appealed Thursday for $8.4 billion to provide emergency aid and longer-term help to nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region hit by the drawn-out conflict. For the first time, the United Nations' appeal includes funding for life-saving food, shelter and other humanitarian aid as well as development support, as the bloody war in Syria heads towards a fifth year.
Dec 18, 2014

UN seeks $8.4 bn to help victims of Syria war @AFP @millbarnet u.afp.com/aUk

Boko Haram kidnaps at least 185 in Nigeria

globalpost.com — Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, from a Nigerian village, carting the hostages away on trucks towards Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold, two local officials and a vigilante leader said Thursday.
Dec 18, 2014

2014 can’t end soon enough. RT @GlobalPost Boko Haram kidnaps at least 185 in Nigeria glpo.st/1wmcnb9 #BokoHaram

How North Korea Became A Hacking Superpower

globalpost.com — SEOUL, South Korea - This year, North Korea has been flaunting its nuclear hardware in an effort to extort concessions from the United States and South Korea. But the tactic has failed to provoke panic for one key reason: Officials doubt that Pyongyang would be stupid enough to start a nuclear war.
Dec 18, 2014

How North Korea Became A Hacking Superpower businessinsider.com/how-north-kore… via @bi_contributors

World leaders hail US-Cuba announcement on restoring ties

globalpost.com — World leaders welcomed the groundbreaking news that the United States and Cuba are moving to restore diplomatic relations and bury one of the last vestiges of the Cold War after more than 50 years of hostility.
Dec 18, 2014

A global gush of praise—minus a few irate Republicans—for the shock new #CubaPolicy glpo.st/16vEPNM

This news report from 1961 will show you why today's Cuba news is such a big deal (VIDEO)

globalpost.com — It's looking like today will be a huge moment in the history of US-Cuban relations. First, the United States and Cuba to agreed to a prisoner swap that removes a major impediment to restoring relations.
Dec 18, 2014

This news report from 1961 will show you why the #CubaPolicy shift is such a huge deal (VIDEO) glpo.st/1sFl5l3 pic.twitter.com/rRu0LNSQo8

Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

RT @GlobalPost: This news report from 1961 will show you why today's Cuba news is such a big deal (VIDEO) glpo.st/1sFl5l3 pic.twitter.com/BaBqoEK5de

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This graphic shows how dangerous it is for children to go to school in Pakistan

globalpost.com — Pakistan is now in mourning, after a gruesome attack on a military-run Peshawar school on Tuesday in which members of the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) killed at least 145 people, including 132 children. "My body was shivering.

Photographing Greece's 'lost generation'

globalpost.com — Italian photographer Alessandro Penso is a relative newcomer to photography. After buying an old camera at a Rome street market, Alessandro, 36, left a career in clinical psychology and began studying photojournalism at the School of Photography and Film in Rome.