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4 hours ago Ethiopian bloggers on trial in case seen as crackdown on free expression
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — They met online in 2010 while raising money for a charity case: nine young university-educated Ethio­pian professionals. Eventually, they decided to launch a blog about social and civic issues in Africa’s second-most-populous nation.Read full article >>






4 hours ago Post reporter jailed in Iran faces 4 charges including espionage
Iranian authorities are charging The Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, with espionage and three other serious crimes, including “collaborating with hostile governments” and “propaganda against the establishment,” according to his attorney in Tehran.Read full article >>






4 hours ago Abe urged to uphold Japan’s apology for wartime aggression
TOKYO — As the 70th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender approaches, the prime minister risks tipping East Asia into a new era of bad feeling if he tries to dilute Japan’s officially stated remorse for its wartime aggression, according to the author of Tokyo’s landmark apology.Read full article >>






4 hours ago Militiamen hand over body suspected to be that of top Saddam Hussein aide
BAGHDAD — Shiite militiamen on Monday handed over to the Iraqi government the body of a red-bearded man they claim was one of Saddam Hussein’s top military commanders.A road in central Baghdad was closed off as a convoy of more than 25 pickup trucks escorted the van containing the body, purportedly that of Izzat Ibrahim Douri, to a vehicle from the city’s main morgue. The corpse was encased in a transparent coffin, giving the crowds and television cameras a chance to view it.Read full article >>






4 hours ago WorldViews: Italy ran an operation that saved thousands of migrants from drowning in the Mediterrane
Back in October 2013, more than 300 migrants died near the Italian island of Lampedusa. These men and women had been trying to make the journey across the Mediterranean from Libya to what they saw as a land of opportunity, Europe. Instead, their boat sank and they drowned. The Italian coast guard was only able to save 150 or so passengers on a boat that was carrying around 500.Read full article >>






4 hours ago Dozens reported killed in airstrike in Yemen capital
SANAA, Yemen —An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition reportedly killed more than two dozen people in Yemen’s capital Monday, a day after a rebel leader vowed to press ahead with an offensive that has dragged the Arabian Peninsula country into a deepening civil war.Read full article >>






4 hours ago Elio Toaff, rabbi who welcomed John Paul II to his synagogue, dies at 99
The Great Synagogue in Rome, where Elio Toaff presided as the city’s chief rabbi for half a century, stands on the banks of the Tiber River in the Jewish ghetto established by papal order in the 1500s.Read full article >>






4 hours ago E.U. vows to boost migrant search-and-rescue efforts
BERLIN — Spurred by Sunday’s migrant disaster, which authorities feared would be the deadliest ever in the Mediterranean Sea, the European Union on Monday vowed to ramp up lifesaving search-and-rescue operations even as more rickety vessels bound for Europe fell into distress.Read full article >>






7 hours ago Militiamen hand over body suspected to be that of top Saddam Hussein aide
BAGHDAD — Shiite militiamen on Monday handed over to the Iraqi government the body of a red-bearded man who they claim was one of Saddam Hussein’s top military commanders.A road in central Baghdad was closed off as a convoy of more than 25 pickup trucks escorted the van containing the body, purportedly that of Izzat Ibrahim Douri, to a vehicle from the city’s main morgue. The corpse was encased in a transparent coffin, giving the assembled crowds and television cameras a chance to view it.Read full article >>






7 hours ago WorldViews: Why one of Israel’s biggest settlement critics is now guarding one
JERUSALEM — He’s usually at the forefront in the battle against Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. But in a weird twist of fate, activist Yariv Oppenheimer has spent the past week defending one of those controversial developments — as part of his military reserve duty in the Israeli army.Read full article >>






10 hours ago European officials grapple with ‘epic’ migrant crisis in the Mediterranean
Spurred by Sunday’s migrant disaster that authorities feared would be the deadliest ever in Mediterranean Sea, the European Union on Monday vowed to ramp up life-saving search and rescue operations even as more rickety ships bound for Europe fell into distress.Read full article >>






10 hours ago Dozens reported killed in airstrike in Yemen capital
SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition reportedly killed more than two dozen people in Yemen’s capital on Monday, a day after a rebel leader vowed to press ahead with an offensive that has dragged the Arabian Peninsula country into a deepening civil war.Read full article >>






10 hours ago WorldViews: The world went mad over Britain’s Prince George. But few care about the arrival of the s
LONDON — The betting public thinks that the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to the nation’s newest prince or princess on April 21.That’s Tuesday, folks.And yet, the scene outside the hospital where the duchess, a.k.a. Kate Middleton, is expected to deliver her baby is remarkably muted compared to the frenzied scene in 2013 when Prince George was born.Read full article >>






10 hours ago WorldViews: The Arctic is Russia’s Mecca, says top Moscow official
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has sparked a diplomatic incident with Norway after a trip to the Arctic that saw him land on Norwegian territory. Norway summoned the Russian ambassador in Oslo after Rogozin posted pictures on social media of his visit, which included a stop in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago, en route to a Russian facility near the North Pole.Read full article >>






10 hours ago Abe urged to uphold Japan’s apology for wartime aggression
TOKYO — As the 70th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender approaches, the prime minister risks tipping east Asia into a new era of bad feeling if he tries to dilute Japan’s officially stated remorse for its wartime aggression, according to the author of Tokyo’s landmark apology.Read full article >>






13 hours ago WorldViews: The last time I saw Kandahar, it was a remote Taliban bastion. How that’s changed.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — What a difference two decades make.When I last visited this southern Afghan city — the cradle of the Taliban insurgency - I flew in on a plane chartered by the International Committee for the Red Cross. The airstrip was tiny, as was the airport. The city was a backwater, with no more than a few hundred thousand people, if that. It was the summer of 1996, and brutally hot.Read full article >>






13 hours ago Post reporter jailed in Iran faces 4 charges including espionage
Iranian authorities are charging The Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, with espionage and three other serious crimes, including “collaborating with hostile governments” and “propaganda against the establishment,” according to his lawyer in Tehran.Read full article >>






13 hours ago WorldViews: A new meme shows another side to life in Saudi Arabia, but not everyone is convinced
Saudi Arabia has become the focus of international attention recently — and not for positive reasons. Whether it was human rights abuses or military intervention in Yemen, outsiders have criticized the Gulf state as both a belligerent regional power and a hub of Sunni religious extremism.Read full article >>
13 hours ago European officials grapple with ‘epic’ migrant crisis in the Mediterranean
European rescue ships and planes fanned out across the Mediterranean on Monday amid an escalating crisis with possibly hundreds of desperate migrants lost in the waves and other vessels sending out calls for help.Read full article >>






13 hours ago More than two dozen reported killed in airstrike in Yemen’s capital
SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition reportedly killed more than two dozen people in Yemen’s capital on Monday, a day after a rebel leader vowed to press ahead with an offensive that has dragged the Arabian Peninsula country into a deepening civil war.Read full article >>






16 hours ago Airstrikes rock Yemen’s capital with ‘earthquake’ intensity
SANAA, Yemen — Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition pounded Yemen’s capital Monday, a day after a rebel leader vowed to press ahead with an offensive that has dragged the Arabian Peninsula country into a deepening civil war.Read full article >>






16 hours ago Europe officials set to discuss migrant crisis after capsized boat disaster
Ships and airplanes scanned the Mediterranean Sea for survivors and bodies on Monday, a day after an overloaded boat crowded with hundreds of desperate migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. “We are there to look for survivors,” said Italian coast guard Commander Filippo Marini. “Let’s not give up hope.”Read full article >>






19 hours ago WorldViews: How Britain’s leading election candidates are both channeling Obama
LONDON — If you close your eyes, ignore the posh British accents and just focus on the words being spoken in the final weeks of this country’s razor-close election campaign, you might notice something peculiar: Both David Cameron and Ed Miliband sound a lot like Barack Obama.Read full article >>






19 hours ago Mediterranean disaster provokes calls to contain deadly exodus to Europe
Seven ships and two airplanes continued scouring the Mediterranean Sea for survivors and bodies a day after an overloaded boat crowded with hundreds of desperate migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Read full article >>






22 hours ago Ethiopian bloggers on trial in case seen as crackdown on free expression
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — They met online in 2010 while raising money for a charity case: nine young, university-educated Ethio­pian professionals. Eventually, they decided to launch a blog about social and civic issues in Africa’s second-most-populous nation. Read full article >>






Yesterday Britain’s far-right firebrand may be making his last stand
RAMSGATE, England — For more than a year, the beer-swilling, immigration-bashing ­Nigel Farage has dominated British debate with an insurgent message that has struck fear into the heart of London’s elite and that critics say has dragged politics to new lows of nastiness. Read full article >>






Yesterday Calls for action in Europe after migrant disaster in Mediterranean
An overloaded boat crowded with hundreds of desperate migrants capsized and sank off the Libyan coast on Sunday, and what authorities fear to be a major maritime disaster is provoking new, insistent calls on Europe to contain a humanitarian emergency unfolding in the Mediterranean Sea.Read full article >>






Yesterday Britain’s far-right firebrand may be making his last stand
RAMSGATE, England — For more than a year, the beer-swilling, immigration-bashing Nigel Farage has dominated British debate with an insurgent message that has struck fear into the heart of the London’s elite and that critics say has dragged politics to new lows of nastiness. Read full article >>






Yesterday In Japan, schools so small they can't even form soccer teams resist the ax
AONE, Japan — In the historic wooden schoolhouse here, decked out in the kind of bright artwork done by kids the world over, there are two classrooms, each containing three desks that sit marooned in the middle of a space made for many more. At break time, a boy kicks a soccer ball around the yard by himself.Read full article >>






Yesterday Hundreds feared dead after migrant boat capsizes in Mediterranean
A massive rescue operation is underway in the Mediterranean after a boat with hundreds of migrants capsized north of Libya, according to news reports.The Italian coast guard said at least 49 people and 20 bodies had been pulled from the water, but as many as 700 may have been packed onto the rickety, 66-foot vessel, making the sinking the deadliest known migrant sea disaster in history, according to the Associated Press.Read full article >>