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These moving photos show what it feels like to see the ocean for the first time

Editor’s note: Quotes have been edited for clarity.For nearly 24 hours, about three dozen men from Rajasthan bumped along roads together in a charter bus. They were part of the new Indian middle class, and with that status and money, they set out on a short vacation from their arid home region in
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The latest poll numbers in Ecuador are a bad sign for Julian Assange

Ecuador will elect a new president April 2, and poll results are not looking good for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.According to a Feb. 23-24 survey of 2,834 Ecuadorans by the Cedatos polling agency, right-wing challenger Guillermo Lasso is leading the ruling party candidate, Lenin Moreno, by a
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Fleeing anger in America, James Baldwin found solace in 1960s Turkey

ISTANBUL — There is no trace of James Baldwin in the four-story building where he lived for a time, decades ago, on Ebe Hanim street, and where the mention of his name now draws blank stares. The bar where Baldwin drank up the hill from the apartment has vanished, too, lost in the garish renovati
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Egypt’s Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

ISMAILIA, Egypt — After Islamic militants barged into his uncle’s house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave.The 35-year-old Christian, who owns a plumbing supply business in Egypt’s troubled northern Sinai town o
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In South Africa, violence follows a surge in xenophobia

NAIROBI — Ask Mario Khumalo to explain South Africa’s crime rate or its economic troubles, and he has an answer that sounds like a Donald Trump talking point: There are too many foreigners.“We have allowed in criminals and former child soldiers. The government has failed to protect its own pe
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Transition in Milan fashion scene as new creatives break out

MILAN — A transition is underway in the Milan fashion scene, with new designers taking over traditional brands and younger creatives breaking out with their own labels.The changes are invigorating the runways with fresh ideas as the fashion world posts the perennial question: What will be remember
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Israeli intelligence minister says Trump created a new path to peace

JERUSALEM — Israeli Minister of Intelligence Israel Katz is known as a political bulldozer. It’s a label he is proud of and a trait, he believes, could bring about peace with the Palestinians.Albeit in a roundabout way.Katz’s plan, which he says has been adopted by Israeli Prime Minister Benj
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North Korean leader’s half brother suffered a ‘very painful death,’Malaysian officials say

TOKYO — Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader, died a “very painful death” within 20 minutes of having poison smeared on his face, Malaysian authorities said Sunday.This suggests he was exposed to an overwhelming amount of VX, a nerve agent that is classified as a weapon o
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‘Leave Me Alone’: Trinidad’s women find a rallying cry for this year’s Carnival

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — Every year, an onslaught of high-octane soca music is released ahead of Trinidad’s pre-Lent Carnival. The songs are new, but the themes are well-worn: Rum. Partying. And the allure of a woman’s gyrating body, preferably backed into a man’s grasp.So it’
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U.S. detains and nearly deports French Holocaust historian

PARIS — Henry Rousso is one of France’s most preeminent scholars and public intellectuals. Last week, as the historian attempted to enter the United States to attend an academic symposium, he was detained for more than 10 hours — for no clear reason.On Wednesday, Rousso arrived at Houston’s
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