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“Belarus isn’t sexy. Sexy countries have oil, gas, diamonds, sea, mountains.” A woman named Yana is standing on a stage wearing a robe and a crown of flowers, surrounded by fellow actors and delivering a fiery speech in Russian. “The only way for the country to attract attention is to strip in front of the entire world.” This she does. She is leashed to the ceiling and her naked body is smeared with black paint.

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Tuvalu (pop. 10,782) has turned its back on big bad Vladimir Putin.

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This Former Johns Hopkins Professor Could Be Afghanistan's Next President

And his running mate is a brutal warlord

And he's willing to do whatever it takes—starting with his warlord running mate.

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The Next Arab-Israeli War Will Be Fought with Drones

Hezbollah, weaponized robots, and a future that's already here

Hezbollah, weaponized robots, DIY air forces: An unnerving look at the future of middle east conflicts

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Chinese Citizens Are Fed Up With Flight 370 Censorship

And they're looking to the West for reliable information

And they're looking to the West for reliable information.

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The Unwisdom of Crowds



Why people-powered revolutions are overrated

The crowd had its moment, and that moment has now passed.

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'What Do I Do If I'm Ugly?'

Baidu's autofill reveals the soul of the average Chinese web surfer

"What do I do if I'm ugly?" and other press questions of the Chinese public. 

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Can you guess which country has the most emigrants from America?

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"Russia Is Repeating 1968"

A Pussy Riot founder on the occupation of Crimea—and the silence in Moscow

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina on the occupation of Crimea—and the silence in Moscow

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Western arrogance left Russia feeling humiliated—and led to the rise of Vladimir Putin.

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