1 hour agoFirst Look - Turkey names Hagia Sophia a mosque. Int'l leaders aren't happy. Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has officially converted Istanbul's famous Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque. International leaders criticize the move as politically motivated and contrary to the building's legacy of bringing faiths together.
1 hour agoFirst Look - Can Egypt's new #MeToo wave bring change? Activists hope so. Over a hundred allegations of sexual harassment against a former student at Egypt's most elite university renewed the #MeToo campaign in the country. Now religious institutions are voicing support for victims and authorities have arrested the accused man.
3 hours agoPandemic pulls Latin America's trans community into the spotlight - Gender-based quarantine rules in Latin America's fight against the coronavirus led to a jump in abuse against trans citizens.
3 hours agoMonday Sunrise Briefing: Where a resurgence stalls reopening -- Catch me up on the weekend news: Florida hits new record for the biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases. Democracy tested in Poland and Hong Kong.
3 hours agoFirst Look -- Poland presidential election a victory for conservative values -- Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power, giving the government a new mandate to pursue reforms of the judiciary and media.
9 hours agoFirst Look -- Big Hong Kong voter turnout in defiance of Chinese security law -- At estimated 600,000 citizens voted this weekend in a symbolic Hong Kong election to protest against tough national security laws imposed by Beijing.
18 hours agoFirst Look -- Poland presidential vote: What's at stake in Sunday's election -- Sunday's presidential runoff between President Duda and Rafal Trzaskowski may be the closest election in Poland's history, reflecting deep divisions.
18 hours agoPoints of Progress: Fiji reefs restored with traditional knowledge, and more -- In good news this week: Fijians used ancient fishery management systems to help reefs recover after overfishing, plus more positive headlines.
2 days agoWar in Libya? Why two US allies are on a collision course. -- President Trump's foreign policy favors local players resolving regional conflicts. But to avoid war in Libya, is a solution just a phone call away?
3 days agoFor Russian experts, Taliban bounty report just doesn't make sense -- Even critics of the Kremlin see little logic to the report that Russia has been awarding bounties to the Taliban for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
3 days agoFirst Look -- UK and Australia turn their backs on China, welcome Hong Kongers -- Australia is the latest nation to express concern about China's new security law by ending its extradition treaty and extending visas for Hong Kongers. China called the move a "serious violation of international law" and threatened Australia with economic retaliation.
18 hours agoWhy Iranians, rattled by suicides, point a finger at leaders -- In Iran, something is driving an increase in the number of suicides. The rise in despair is seen as an indictment of the political establishment.
5 days agoKashmir's media survived blackout – but warn of shrinking freedoms -- Kashmir's journalists have faced increasingly difficult conditions since India revoked the state's special status last summer.
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