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Indian Censors Want 'Cow', 'Hindu' Beeped in Film

Indian censors have refused to certify a documentary film featuring Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen unless words like "cow" and "Hindu India" are beeped out, the director said Wednesday, in the latest dispute involving the sensitive film board.

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Turkey's Deepening Tragedy of Murdered Women

As she did most afternoons, Pinar Unluer was waiting to collect her six-year-old son from his school in Turkey's Aegean city of Izmir.

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Top Europe Court Upholds Ban on Full-Face Veil in Belgium

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public.

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S. Korea to Build 'Comfort Women' Museum in Seoul

South Korea intends to build a museum in memory of wartime sex slaves for Japanese troops, a government minister said Monday, re-igniting perennial tensions in the two neighbors' relationship.

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France Marks 70 Years since 'Exodus' Voyage to Israel

Seventy years ago, some 4,500 Jews gathered aboard a rickety old steamer in the French Mediterranean port of Sete, destined for a journey that would help spur the creation of an independent Jewish state.

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Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo's Health Deteriorates

Fears about the health of China's cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo rose on Thursday as the hospital treating him said the liver function of the country's most prominent democracy advocate had deteriorated.

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Palestinians, Israelis Square Off on UNESCO Vote on Hebron

The United Nations' cultural arm will decide whether to declare the Old City of Hebron a protected zone this week, the latest Israeli-Palestinian spat at the international body.

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Coming to a Chinese Cinema Near You: 'Core Socialist Values'

Chinese cinema-goers now have to sit through a short clip promoting "core socialist values" and President Xi Jinping's "Chinese dream" political credo before the show starts -- and some aren't happy about it.

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Party and Security: Madrid Dances to WorldPride Rhythm

Hundreds of thousands of revelers young and old danced, cheered and partied on the rainbow streets of Madrid Saturday in the world's biggest march for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.

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'High Demand' as Nevada Becomes Latest U.S. State to Legalize Marijuana

Long lines snaked out of marijuana dispensaries in Nevada on Saturday, as the western U.S. state became the latest to legalize recreational pot.

Nevada joins Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska as states where recreational marijuana sales are permitted. While pot is legal in several other states, it is governed by complicated local laws and still illegal according to federal law.

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