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Here's how developers force people from their homes in Cambodia

globalpost.com — Editor's note: This article is excerpted from "Hun Sen's Cambodia" by Sebastian Strangio, published by Yale University Press on Nov. 25. PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The police came at dawn, with truncheons and tear gas.

Hong Kong student leaders banned from protest site after clashes

globalpost.com — Two Hong Kong student leaders were banned from a large area in Mong Kok as a condition of bail on Thursday after they were arrested during scuffles as police cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for weeks.

Bomb targets British convoy in Kabul

globalpost.com — A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing five people, including one Briton, the ministry of interior said. The blast in the east of Kabul wounded 33 people, including many bystanders, the latest in a wave of bombings to hit Kabul as the majority of foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw from the country by the end of the year.

Switzerland considers a gold rush

globalpost.com — BERLIN, Germany - Switzerland may be best known for its bucolic Alpine scenery, chocolate and banking secrets. But they're sometimes overshadowed by the country's traditional policy of neutrality. Now the controversial tendency to avoid alliances is raising eyebrows again as the Swiss prepare for a national vote on Sunday over compelling the national bank to hoard gold instead of foreign currency.

The country hit hardest by Ebola celebrates Thanksgiving, too

globalpost.com — JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to reflect on blessings, something Liberia has been short of this year as the country hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But the turning tide of Ebola management in Liberia is offering cautious hope that the deadly viral disease can be overcome.

Obesity: Not just a Thanksgiving problem (PHOTOS)

globalpost.com — NEW YORK - Thanksgiving is the holiday when most Americans stuff their faces, loosen their belts and then feel guilty enough to sign up for a new gym membership. But for many people living in the United States and around the world, issues related to healthy eating and body weight do not begin and end on the fourth Thursday of November.

Braving the cold, Syrian refugees go on hunger strike in Athens

globalpost.com — BOSTON, Mass. - They are children wearing placards calling for a "normal" life. They are mothers holding pictures of the crowded boats on which they escaped. They are parents and grandparents wearing tape over their mouths to emphasize the hunger they're enduring in hopes of calling attention to their plight.
Nov 26, 2014

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These charts show just how bad gun violence is in the US, compared to developed peers

globalpost.com — The world's eyes have turned once more to Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury decided Tuesday not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who shot dead Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August. The decision sparked a night of violent unrest in Ferguson, with photos emerging of the St.
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Here are 9 eyebrow-raising things Turkey's Erdogan has said over the years

globalpost.com — If Recep Tayyip Erdogan had his way - and let's hope he never does - women would stay home, have lots of babies and obey their husbands. The Turkish president, known for his bizarre views on pretty much everything, said as much during a talk to a women's conference on Monday.
Nov 26, 2014

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North Korea is a actually a surprisingly debauched place

globalpost.com — SEOUL, South Korea - In North Korea, Americans caught committing mere peccadilloes - offenses that aren't even crimes elsewhere - can expect little mercy from Kim Jong Un's regime. Close to a dozen US citizens have been arrested and released since the 1990s, with a clear uptick in the past five years.
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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The Kremlin is loving the Ferguson riots

globalpost.com — MOSCOW, Russia - Explosions, violence and social injustice: it's not the Middle East, North Africa or eastern Ukraine, but Ferguson, Missouri - which is especially how the Kremlin likes it. As the world watches the Midwestern suburb descend into chaos, Russia's powerful state media machine is exploiting the disorder to highlight what it's long argued to be America's penchant for double-standards, especially over the crisis in Ukraine.
Nov 25, 2014

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This video of a woman busting some sweet moves on Tehran's subway is kind of a big deal

globalpost.com — Dancing in front of passengers on a subway takes a lot of guts whoever and wherever you are - but its particularly true if you are a woman in Iran. This video posted on the Facebook page "My Stealthy Freedom," where Iranian women upload photos and videos of themselves without the mandatory hijab, shows a young woman breaking some serious dance moves on the Tehran metro, without her head covered.
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 25, 2014

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Nov 25, 2014

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Hong Kong riot police clear pro-democracy protest site, arrest student leaders

globalpost.com — Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that has choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in what could be a turning point in the fight to wrest greater political freedom from Beijing's control.
Nov 26, 2014

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Occupy Kenya: Protesters march in Nairobi for an end to violence

globalpost.com — NAIROBI, Kenya - Apathy and thuggery greeted an attempt to kickstart an Occupy movement in Kenya to protest against government inaction in the face of rising insecurity and terrorism. The march and sit-in dubbed #Tumechoka, meaning "We are tired" in Swahili, was called on Tuesday after the execution of 28 people on a bus in Mandera in the far northeast of the country at the weekend.

What people around the world are saying about Ferguson

globalpost.com — On Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., Darren Wilson, a white police officer, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. Brown's body was left in the street for four hours.
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Sierra Leone Ebola burial workers dump bodies in the street to protest pay

globalpost.com — Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped dead bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims, in the latest strike to hamper the fight against the worst known outbreak of the virus.
Nov 25, 2014

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Nov 25, 2014

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Extending nuclear talks with Iran is first good news from Middle East in a long time

globalpost.com — PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The international nuclear negotiations with Iran are close enough to succeed so the talks are being extended to next year. The new deadlines are March for a political agreement and June for the full final signatures.
Nov 25, 2014

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Wondering if you’re corrupt? In Indonesia there’s an app for that

globalpost.com — JAKARTA, Indonesia - Let's say you work for a government agency. You're in charge of buying computers for the office, and you're asked to call private companies for bids. One of the interested companies' representatives gives you a brand new laptop. "It's just for you," he says.
Nov 25, 2014

Wondering what to give your favorite bureaucrat? A corruption app! globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Nov 25, 2014

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Palestinians slam Israel approval of 'Jewish state' law

globalpost.com — The Palestinian leadership on Tuesday slammed the Israeli government's approval of a law determining the country's status as the national Jewish homeland, saying it "killed" Middle East peace prospects. The Palestine Liberation Organisation's executive committee expressed in a statement its "strong condemnation and rejection of this law".
Nov 25, 2014

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