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Altaf Hussain, who heads the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), was taken into custody on Tuesday. His arrest has sparked fears of violence in the city of Karachi, an MQM stronghold.
June 03, 2014
The Polish city of Krakow is only the latest to withdraw its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after a public referendum. So many localities have dropped out of the running that the games might just be hosted by the last contender standing. Robert Siegel talks with Olympic historian David Wallechinsky about what's behind the loss of interest.
June 03, 2014
New poll numbers from the Pew Research Center show widespread dissatisfaction in Brazil as the country prepares for the World Cup. The president gets negative marks, and few think the tournament will be positive for Brazil.
June 03, 2014
In June, Russia serves as the president of the United Nations Security Council. Already, that has meant a focus on Ukraine. Russia wants the Ukrainian government to end its military crackdown on separatists. It has also called for consultations on the humanitarian situation in the country.
June 03, 2014
President Obama is starting a European trip in Poland, where he will meet allied leaders from central and eastern Europe. They are worried about Russia's intentions after the recent events in Ukraine.
June 03, 2014
Some Syrians fear that after the elections, President Bashar Assad's regime will get worse. They suspect that truces will evaporate, arrests will increase and more of the country will be partitioned.
June 03, 2014
Syrians are voting in the country's presidential election, even as a civil war continues to rage around them. Sam Dagher of The Wall Street Journal is in Syria, and he discusses the disputed election.
June 03, 2014
The bodies of almost 800 babies and children were discovered in an unmarked septic tank. The facility was run by nuns from 1925-1961.
June 03, 2014
Suppressing its own people with tanks and guns 25 years ago was a pivotal act of modern China. Beijing hoped economic prosperity would make people forget. But the legacy of Tiananmen remains potent.
June 03, 2014
Wolfgang Bosbach, a political ally of the German chancellor, called her twice when he was stuck on the celebrity version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
June 03, 2014
Seattle minimum wage workers will see a gradual raise to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation. That won't end the argument about whether increases help or hurt employment.
June 03, 2014
The country's election commission confirms preliminary results announced last week showing that Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi secured nearly 97 percent of the vote.
June 03, 2014
Huge amounts of information about your health, your doctor and your hospital lurk in private and public databases. But putting that information to work to improve health care remains a challenge.
June 03, 2014
A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.
June 03, 2014
School is ending, so what can parents do to keep their kids reading this summer? Our parenting guests share book recommendations for young readers, with a focus on Latino writers and characters.
June 03, 2014
When his cancer went into remission, columnist Steven Petrow was overwhelmed by the fear that it would return. But it taught him a philosophy that helped him cope: wait to worry.
June 03, 2014
Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.
June 03, 2014
New Orleans' Recovery School District will soon have the nation's first all-charter school system. Michel Martin explores whether that will boost achievement, or leave the most vulnerable kids behind.
June 03, 2014
The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.
June 03, 2014
According to a detective, the crimes sound like the work of an "organized syndicate" that might be specifically targeting the interlocking toys.
June 03, 2014

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