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5 interesting things about Zambia's new leader that have nothing to do with his skin color

globalpost.com — NAIROBI, Kenya - Zambia's President Michael Sata died in a London hospital on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning his deputy, Vice President Guy Scott, was named interim leader, setting off a flurry of interest normally reserved for coups and coronations. Why the furor over this peaceful, orderly and constitutional transfer of power?
Oct 30, 2014

5 interesting things about Zambia's new leader that have nothing to do with his skin color. via @globalpost - globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

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The Chinese president’s favorite blogger hates America

globalpost.com — BEIJING, China - Did you know that in America, workers toil for a lowly $3 to $5 an hour? And that's hardly enough to live on when "a meal at a roadside cafe costs $20-$40 per person." These odd and erroneous claims are some of many made in "Broken Dreams in America," an essay by Zhou Xiaoping.
Oct 30, 2014

The Chinese president’s favorite blogger apparently hates America via @globalpost - globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @valentinaluo: Xi's Favorite, America-Hating Blogger globalpost.com/dispatch/news/… by @MrRFH "I haven't been abroad," Zhou said,"but I have many overseas friends"

These charts show you the places where women are killed by the people close to them

globalpost.com — Last week, Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorious was sentenced to five years in jail for shooting his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013. The high-profile case placed the spotlight on the athlete's home country, South Africa, touching on some of its most controversial struggles: gun control, race, and domestic violence.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @GlobalPost: These charts show you the places where women are killed by the people close to them glpo.st/1zfT7hc pic.twitter.com/6OoMGvEQkE

Oct 29, 2014

RT @missyasin: These charts show you the places where women are killed by the people close to them glpo.st/1zfT7hc pic.twitter.com/3uXe0JoVV5

11 things you should know about Liberia that have nothing to do with Ebola

globalpost.com — A quick Google search for "Liberia" brings up nearly one million news results. Almost all of them are about Ebola. Of the West African nations affected by Ebola, Liberia has been hit the hardest, with 2,705 deaths so far and at least 4,665 infected - approximately half the outbreak's overall toll.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @timmybicicleta: 11 things you should know about Liberia that have nothing to do with Ebola glpo.st/13dxTTR pic.twitter.com/b8g2FWrnsg

Oct 29, 2014

11 things you should know about Liberia that have nothing to do with Ebola glpo.st/13dxTTR pic.twitter.com/McNaKbEwQR

Heavy fighting in South Sudan oil town

globalpost.com — Fierce fighting has erupted in South Sudan's key northern oil hub of Bentiu, with rebels on the attack to recapture the town from government forces, the army and aid workers said Wednesday.

QE2 | Quantitative Easing | Federal Reserve | GlobalPost

globalpost.com — Editor's update: The global backlash against last week's Federal Reserve decision to pump billions of dollars into the U.S. economy continues, with finance ministers from Germany, Russia and China roundly criticizing the move. Brazil's president-elect Dilma Rousseff went even farther: "The last time there was a competitive devaluation of currencies it ended up where it did, in the Second World War."
Oct 29, 2014

RT @timmybicicleta: What’s ‘quantitative easing?’ @DCaseGP explains the Fed’s experimental stimulus globalpost.com/dispatch/the-a…

Meet the African leaders who would rather die than give up power

globalpost.com — NAIROBI, Kenya - Mourning in Lusaka. Protests in Ouagadougou. These are two separate events this week in two far-apart countries, Zambia and Burkina Faso, yet they point to a common malaise at the heart of African politics: aging leaders who refuse to give up power.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @t_mcconnell: For Africa's aging leaders, dying in office (and abroad) is almost a tradition bit.ly/1wLIIci for @GlobalPost pic.twitter.com/N4Ps6G4nta

Oct 29, 2014

Meet the African leaders who would rather die than give up power glpo.st/1tDcLAj

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Kosovo journalist stabbed by man 'unhappy' at being in report

globalpost.com — A Kosovo journalist was stabbed at his desk on Monday by a man apparently unhappy with the way he had been portrayed in a report, police said.
Oct 29, 2014

Worse than angry PR email. RT @mediagazer: Kosovo journalist stabbed by man 'unhappy' at being in report globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Bangladesh war crimes panel sentences Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami to death

globalpost.com — Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal sentenced the chief of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party to death on Wednesday for crimes against humanity, including genocide, torture and rape, during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
Oct 29, 2014

Bangladesh war crimes panel sentences Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami to death via @globalpost - globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Iraqi peshmerga head to Kobani to join the raging battle against IS

globalpost.com — Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied US-led airstrikes.
Oct 29, 2014

Iraqi peshmerga are heading to Kobani to join the raging battle against the Islamic State glpo.st/1zJ2K9l pic.twitter.com/DoHFyEHfrX

Oct 29, 2014

Iraqi peshmerga head to Kobani to join the raging battle against IS glpo.st/1zJ2K9l

No, Canadians are not invading America, but here are real security issues to worry about up north

globalpost.com — TORONTO - Canadians are reeling after attacks last week that left two soldiers dead: one run down by a car near Montreal, one shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @smaclellan: Need a primer on the national security situation in Canada? Here's my @GlobalPost explainer. globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @smaclellan: Need a primer on the national security situation in Canada? Here's my @GlobalPost explainer. globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Good thing Catalans have grit. They're going to need a lot of it to gain independence

globalpost.com — GIRONA, Spain - If a people's pastimes reflect its character, Catalans are clearly a formidable bunch. On Sunday, hundreds gathered in front of this ancient city's town hall to engage in the traditional building of human towers.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @sandboxpolitics: Today's must-read article: @p1ames nails the sentiment you feel walking on the streets of Catalonia @GlobalPost bit.ly/1pY5TbD

Heroin use is so high in Myanmar that syringes now serve as currency

globalpost.com — BANGKOK - Along parts of the Myanmar-China border, where heroin addiction is appallingly common, fresh needles are now so coveted that shopkeepers dispense them as change. Myanmar's unruly hinterlands are in the grips of what may be Asia's worst heroin epidemic - a scourge widely ignored by the rest of the world.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @GlobalPost: Heroin use is so bad right now in Myanmar that syringes are being used as currency bit.ly/1FSaFll pic.twitter.com/jpSJvTIdry

Oct 29, 2014

RT @GlobalPost: Heroin use is so bad right now in Myanmar that syringes are being used as currency bit.ly/1FSaFll pic.twitter.com/jpSJvTIdry

Oct 29, 2014

Crazy times we live in. Heroin so prevalent in Myanmar that syringes used as currency. globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

Oct 29, 2014

In Myanmar, shopkeepers dispense heroin needles as small change. via @globalpost - globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…

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GlobalPost series Myanmar Emerges wins World Media Summit journalism award

globalpost.com — Boston, MA - GlobalPost announced that its multi-part series "Myanmar Emerges" has won the 2014 World Media Summit Global Award for Excellence in New Media Reporting. The series, which was published between March and December of 2013, takes an in-depth and critical look at the fairy tale narrative of a reform movement in Myanmar with uncompromising reporting on how decades of oppression is today affecting the country's economy and people.
Oct 29, 2014

Huh?! MT @kemc: China won't give GlobalPost press credentials; GlobalPost won China's new journalism award. bit.ly/1wDkOwU

Oct 29, 2014

Funny/not funny: China won't give GlobalPost press credentials; GlobalPost won China's new journalism award. bit.ly/1wDkOwU

This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live

globalpost.com — The worst Ebola outbreak in history nearly 5,000 people and infected more than 10,000 in West has killed Africa. In places like Monrovia, Liberia, people are living a nightmare, but if you live anywhere else in the world outside of West Africa - literally, anywhere - your odds of contracting Ebola are somewhere between "very unlikely" and "zero," even if you went bowling in Brooklyn last week.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @GlobalPost: Still worried about Ebola? This map shows the deadliest infectious disease where you live glpo.st/1tARcjW pic.twitter.com/stNfc7ePnO

Oct 29, 2014

RT @GlobalPost: Still worried about Ebola? This map shows the deadliest infectious disease where you live glpo.st/1tARcjW pic.twitter.com/stNfc7ePnO

Oct 29, 2014

RT @GlobalPost: Still worried about Ebola? This map shows the deadliest infectious disease where you live glpo.st/1tARcjW pic.twitter.com/stNfc7ePnO

Oct 29, 2014

RT @GlobalPost: Worried about Ebola? This map shows the deadliest infectious disease where you live glpo.st/1tARcjW pic.twitter.com/stNfc7ePnO

Oct 27, 2014

This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live glpo.st/1tARcjW pic.twitter.com/61smqeXPr4