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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said that North Korea was the “neighborhod outlaw” after Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear weapons test on Friday
Former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff left the presidential palace in Brasilia last week and boarded a plane for her adopted home city of Porto Alegre. She leaves behind a successor who risks indictment for far worse offences than the ones that brought her down, and a country that has lost its right to a place among the BRICS
Geology moves very slowly, and so do geologists. The Working Group on the Anthropocene was set up in 2009, but only presented its recommendation to the International Geological Congress in Cape Town last Monday
Nobody got punished for blowing up the giant Buddhist statues in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley in 2001
Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, gives good copy. Here’s a quote from his final election rally: “Forget the laws on human rights
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
I had malaria once, and it was extremely unpleasant.
Great states hate to admit error, so when they have to change course they generally try to disguise the fact. That’s why you may not have heard much about the way that the United States has changed course in Syria in the past three months
As I write this, Solar Impulse is already in the air on the last 48-hour leg of its remarkable journey: The first round-the world flight by an aircraft that uses no fuel except sunlight
This is not an article on South Sudan, which is just as well because the conflicts there are almost fractal in their complexity
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