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Slavery existing amidst Olympic preps in Qatar

44 workers have died in Qatar, mostly of heart attacks, which is not surprising as many are laboring in temperatures of 122 degrees and are denied access to water.

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Experts put Iraq death toll at nearly 500,000

The first major study into the human cost of the Iraq war in eight years has found that nearly half a million people died because of the U.S.-led invasion.

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Lampedusa horror part of worldwide migration tragedy

More and more people in the U.S. realize that U.S. trade and economic policies are directly linked to the conditions that impel people to migrate in such numbers.

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Conservatives lose, communists advance in Portugal elections

The people of Portugal had a chance to respond to the austerity policies carried out by the right-wing coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho.

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Iran and the pitfalls of detente

So Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has officially declared the end of the reckless round of adventurous rhetoric and foreign policy pursued by his country's Islamist regime in recent years.

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Iraqi Social Forum could be eye-opener for Americans

The first Iraqi Social Forum, which opens Thursday in Baghdad, could be an eye-opener for Americans, who will be able to participate online.

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Iranian gesture causes cautious optimism

Iran's new President, Hassan Rouhani, has initiated a possibly constructive dialogue with President Obama.

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What does the UN Syria report really say?

UN weapons inspectors, in their long-awaited report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus area, did not determine who perpetrated the attacks.

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Teachers in crosshairs on Mexico’s 203rd birthday

As Mexico celebrated its 203rd independence day this past weekend, teachers found themselves in the crosshairs of reactionary politicians.

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Will the left return to power in Honduras?

Amid declining living standards and a terrible security situation, Hondurans go to the polls on Nov. 24 to elect a new president, national legislature, and local officials.

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