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The Two-Way
5:27 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Widespread Internet Outage Reported In North Korea

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 6:16 pm

North Korea's Internet is offline — days after President Obama pledged a "proportional response" to the communist country's alleged hacking of Sony Pictures, multiple news reports say.

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Africa
4:23 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Former Regime Figure Elected President In Tunisia

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 5:50 pm

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Latin America
4:23 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Brazilian Politician's Fiery Comments Revives Debate On Free Speech

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 5:04 pm

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Goats and Soda
4:22 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

The Khoisan Once Were Kings Of The Planet. What Happened?

In Namibia today, members of the ancient tribe of hunter-gatherers still forage. New genetic research reveals they were once the largest group of humans.
Stephan C. Schuster Penn State University

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 4:46 pm

Some 22,000 years ago, they were the largest group of humans on earth: the Khoisan, a tribe of hunter-gatherers in southern Africa.

Today, only about 100,000 Khoisan, who are also known as Bushmen, remain. Stephen C. Schuster, professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, has published new research about the tribe, many of whom now live in poverty, their cultural traditions endangered. We spoke to Schuster about his study and the lives of the Khoisan.

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Parallels
3:02 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

The 85-Year-Old Widow Who's The Symbol Of Spain's Economic Woes

Carmen Martinez Ayuso, 85, prays during her eviction from her home in Madrid on Nov. 21. A professional Spanish soccer team, Rayo Vallecano, has come to her aid, promising to pay her housing costs for the rest of her life.
Andres Kudacki AP

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 7:29 pm

Carmen Martínez Ayuso lived a quiet life in her modest apartment in the southern suburbs of Madrid for 50 years. But at 85, she recently became a household name in Spain.

Now her anguished face is splashed across Spanish newspapers' front pages. She's a reminder that despite statistics showing the Spanish economy is on the mend, many people are still suffering.

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