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3 hours ago India blocks film about 2012 New Delhi rape case
NEW DELHI — A magistrate’s court in New Delhi upheld a police complaint Wednesday blocking the showing of an hour-long documentary film in India about a fatal gang rape in 2012.“India’s Daughter” was set to air on the BBC, other international channels and the Indian cable news channel NDTV on Sunday, International Women’s Day. But because of the intense interest in the film, and the Indian government’s moves to quash it, the BBC moved up the premiere to Wednesday evening in Britain. Read full article >>






6 hours ago WorldViews: The Islamic State was backed by 46,000 accounts on Twitter in 2014
The Islamic State, more than any extremist group before it, has become known for its social media savvy. In particular, the microblogging service Twitter has emerged as a tool for the group to spread propaganda extolling the virtues of life in its self-proclaimed Islamic caliphate and to warn its enemies.Read full article >>






9 hours ago Kerry seeks to assure Arab states over possible Iran nuclear deal
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Secretary of State John F. Kerry assured Arab allies on Thursday that Washington will work with them to counter Iranian influence in the region even if a deal is struck over Tehran’s nuclear program.Read full article >>






9 hours ago WorldViews: A ‘foul spectacle,’ a ‘clown show’: How Iran reacted to Netanyahu’s speech
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Tuesday, taking aim at Iran's nuclear program. The fallout from the speech, which was deeply polarizing in the United States and in Israel, is still being gauged. Netanyahu heaped invective on the regime in Tehran, likening its agenda to that of the extremist Islamic State, and called on U.S. politicians to question the point of talking to Iran — much to the chagrin of the Obama administration, which is keen on reaching an accord with Tehran.Read full article >>






9 hours ago WorldViews: Is Cuba on the verge of major political reform?
HAVANA — An online forum published in Cuban state media this week offers the most intriguing sign to date that communist authorities may be preparing to make significant changes to the one-party system Fidel and Raul Castro have controlled for 55 years.Read full article >>






12 hours ago Bettina Graziani, early supermodel, dies
Bettina Graziani, the willowy Parisian redhead who became one of the first global supermodels, posing for fashion luminaries such as Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Dior, Coco Chanel and Valentino, died March 2 in a Paris hospital.Read full article >>






12 hours ago North Korea: Knife attack on U.S. ambassador was ‘deserved punishment’
SEOUL — North Korea hailed a slashing attack against the U.S. ambassador in Seoul as “deserved punishment” for U.S. participation in military exercises on the Korean Peninsula, adding possible new tensions Thursday amid the political fallout after the assault.Read full article >>






12 hours ago WorldViews: Watch: Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, the party remix
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, his speech sparked headlines in the United States, Israel, and elsewhere in the world. But the speech itself was long: How many people actually listened to the whole thing?Read full article >>






12 hours ago Kerry seeks to address Arab concerns over possible Iran nuclear deal
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Secretary of State John F. Kerry assured Arab allies on Thursday that Washington will work with them to counter Iranian influence in the region even if a deal is struck over Tehran’s nuclear program.Read full article >>






12 hours ago Outcry and fear as Pakistan builds new nuclear reactors in dangerous Karachi
KARACHI, Pakistan — World leaders have fretted for years that terrorists may try to steal one of Pakistan’s nuclear bombs and detonate it in a foreign country. But some Karachi residents say the real nuclear nightmare is unfolding here in Pakistan’s largest and most volatile city. Read full article >>






Today North Korea: Knife attack on U.S. ambassador was ‘deserved punishment’
SEOUL — North Korea hailed the slashing attack against the U.S. ambassador in Seoul as “deserved punishment” for the United States joining military exercises on the Korean peninsula, adding possible new tensions Thursday amid the political fallout after the assault.Read full article >>






Today Kerry seeks to address Gulf concerns over possible Iran nuclear deal
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Secretary of State John F. Kerry assured Gulf Arab allies that Washington will work with them to counter Iranian influence in the region even if a deal is struck over Tehran’s nuclear program.Read full article >>






Today China’s new terrorism law provokes anger in U.S., concern at home
BEIJING — A new draft counterterrorism law here is provoking unusually strong condemnation, from multinational companies trying to do business in China to domestic dissidents trying to stay out of jail and from global human rights groups to foreign health workers.Read full article >>
Today WorldViews: Can a solar eclipse shut down Europe?
In the United States, power outages are usually caused by extreme weather events such as blizzards or hurricanes. In Europe, however, experts are getting worried about a phenomenon that originates far away from the Earth's atmosphere.Read full article >>






Today U.S. ambassador to South Korea ‘in great spirits’ after knife attack
SEOUL — U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was in stable condition and in high spirits Thursday after being slashed in the head and hand by an armed assailant calling for Korean unification at a seminar in central Seoul yesterday. Read full article >>






Today WorldViews: One way to make winter better: Canadian city ponders man-made ice highway
As the D.C. area faces a grim winter storm this Thursday that could paralyze city streets, Canada may be able to teach a few lessons in how to deal with ice and snow.The country already has some of the world's longest highways, but soon it may also have the world's first one that is constructed with ice. It would be called the "Freezeway."Read full article >>






Today Kerry seeks to address Gulf concerns over possible Iran nuclear deal
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Secretary of State John F. Kerry briefed Gulf Arab allies Thursday on the U.S.-led nuclear talks with Iran as Washington sought to address worries in a region that views Tehran as a major rival.Read full article >>






Today Indian government blocks film about 2012 New Delhi rape case
NEW DELHI — A magistrate’s court in New Delhi upheld a police complaint Wednesday blocking the showing of an hour-long documentary film in India about a fatal gang rape in 2012.“India’s Daughter” was set to air on the BBC, other international channels and the Indian cable news channel NDTV on Sunday, International Women’s Day. But because of the intense interest in the film, and the Indian government’s moves to quash it, the BBC moved up the premiere to Wednesday evening in Britain. Read full article >>






Today U.S. ambassador to South Korea attacked in Seoul by armed assailant
TOKYO — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked by an armed assailant at a seminar in central Seoul where he was scheduled to give a lecture Thursday morning.Television reports from Seoul showed Lippert, a former assistant secretary of defense and adviser to President Obama, bleeding from his head and hand at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, across the road from the U.S. Embassy. Police said he was attacked with a 10-inch knife. According to reports, the attacker yelled: “No war! The two Koreas should be unified.”Read full article >>






Yesterday Indian government blocks film about 2012 New Delhi rape case
NEW DELHI — A magistrate’s court in New Delhi upheld a police complaint Wednesday blocking the showing of an hour-long documentary film in India about a fatal gang rape in 2012. “India’s Daughter” was set to air on the BBC, other international channels and the Indian cable news channel NDTV on Sunday, International Women’s Day. But because of the intense interest in the film, and the Indian government’s moves to quash it, the BBC moved up the premiere to Wednesday evening in Britain. Read full article >>






Yesterday Bettina Graziani, early supermodel, dies
Bettina Graziani, the willowy Parisian redhead who became one of the first global supermodels, posing for fashion luminaries such as Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Dior, Coco Chanel and Valentino, died March 2 in a Paris hospital. Read full article >>






Yesterday U.S. ambassador to Seoul wounded by assailant
TOKYO — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked by an armed assailant at a seminar in central Seoul where he was scheduled to give a lecture Thursday morning.Television reports from Seoul showed Lippert, a former assistant secretary of defense and adviser to President Obama, bleeding from his head and hand at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, across the road from the U.S. Embassy. Police said he was attacked with a 10-inch knife. According to reports, the attacker yelled: “No war! The two Koreas should be unified.”Read full article >>






Yesterday In India, CCTV cameras touted as quick fix for women’s safety
NEW DELHI — Last month, a Nigerian woman in New Delhi accepted a ride home from an upscale shopping mall with four men who then raped her in a moving car before pushing her out onto the road. Although her assailants fled the scene, a surveillance camera captured the grainy image of the car as it sped away, and within hours the police arrested the alleged attackers.Read full article >>
Yesterday Indian government blocks film about 2012 New Delhi rape case
NEW DELHI — A magistrate’s court in New Delhi upheld a police complaint Wednesday blocking the showing of an hour-long documentary film in India about a fatal gang rape in 2012. The documentary, “India's Daughter,” was set to air on the BBC, other international channels and the Indian cable news channel NDTV on Sunday, International Women’s Day. But because of the intense interest in the film, and the Indian government’s moves to quash it, the BBC moved up the premiere to Wednesday evening in Britain. Read full article >>






Yesterday WorldViews: The Saudi king gave a prize to an Islamic scholar who says 9/11 was an ‘inside job’
Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia's King Salman awarded a prestigious prize to Zakir Naik, a televangelist and religious scholar from India, heralding him as "one of the most renowned non-Arabic-speaking promulgators of Islam." Naik, a trained doctor, founded the Peace TV channel, which supposedly reaches an audience of 100 million English-speaking Muslims. His popular YouTube stream includes videos titled "Who is deceived by the Satan, Christians or Muslims?" and "Does eating non-vegetarian food have any effect on the mind?"Read full article >>






Yesterday Bettina Graziani, early supermodel, dies
Bettina Graziani, the wiry Parisian redhead who became one of the first global supermodels, posing for fashion luminaries such as Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Dior, Coco Chanel and Valentino, died March 2 in a Paris hospital. Read full article >>






Yesterday WorldViews: Britain bans Israeli tourism ad because it shows Jerusalem’s Old City as part of Israel
British authorities have banned an Israeli government tourism ad because it appears to suggest that Jerusalem's Old City, which is technically occupied Palestinian territory, is a part of Israel.The ad, a brochure titled "Israel Land of Creation," was inserted in British newspapers earlier this week. According to Agence France-Presse, it showed "a panorama of the walled Old City with the text 'Israel has it all.'" The ban came after a complaint from a reader who noted that the ad implied "the Old City of Jerusalem was internationally recognized as part of Israel."Read full article >>






Yesterday Before Nemtsov’s assassination, a year of demonization
MOSCOW — Days after Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed at the Kremlin’s doorstep, his grieving allies say that a year of dark accusations of treason and fascism laid the groundwork for his death.Read full article >>






Yesterday Netanyahu’s speech to Congress fails to jolt electoral needle at home
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew home Wednesday to face a tougher, less adoring crowd than the cheering legislators in Washington. Awaiting him were Israeli voters — and a tight election in less than two weeks.Read full article >>






Yesterday In India, CCTV cameras touted as quick fix for women’s safety
NEW DELHI — Last month, a Nigerian woman in New Delhi accepted a ride home from an upscale shopping mall with four men who then raped her in a moving car before pushing her out onto the road. Although her assailants fled the scene, a surveillance camera captured the grainy image of the car as it sped away, and within hours the police arrested the alleged attackers. Read full article >>