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53 articles published/printed


Mar 09, 2013

Fukuoka gears up for China's smog cloud

The average daily amount of the toxic air pollutant PM2.5 was forecast to reach 42 micrograms per cubic meter in the city of Fukuoka on Friday, topping the national environmental standard of 35 micrograms, city officials said. PM2.5, or hazardous particulate matter measuring below ...

Femen takes topless ops farther afield

Mar 09, 2013

Femen takes topless ops farther afield

Ukrainian feminist group Femen is taking its topless protests around the world, having already stripped off in Western Europe to highlight a range of issues from democratic violations to sexual exploitation, in what some call a new brand of feminist activism. While enjoying little ...

Egypt women fight 'sexual terrorism' war

Mar 09, 2013

Egypt women fight 'sexual terrorism' war

Faced with a spike in sexual violence against female protesters, Egyptian women are overcoming stigma and recounting painful testimonies to force silent authorities and a reticent society to confront “sexual terrorism.” The victims of the attacks have been talking openly about their ordeals, insisting ...

Mar 09, 2013

Venezuela loses its champion

Hugo Chavez will be missed by all the Venezuelans who benefited from his largess and by world leaders who delighted in antagonizing Washington.

Thom Yorke: 'If I can't enjoy this now, when do I start?'

Mar 09, 2013

Thom Yorke: 'If I can't enjoy this now, when do I start?'

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You don't necessarily associate Thom Yorke with fun. Radiohead's frontman and principal songwriter has tended to have different kinds of adjectives attached to him in his two decades in the music pages: "intense," "tortured" and "angst-ridden," or "impassioned," "essential" and "important."

Dutch stun Cuba in opener

| Mar 09, 2013

Dutch stun Cuba in opener

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Jonathan Schoop walked into the Netherlands’ postgame news conference just as he was finishing off a small cup of ice cream. If anyone deserved a treat, it was Schoop, who spent the previous three hours doing everything possible to finish off Cuba. Schoop helped ...