Push, Pull

A radio talk show host in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan recently posted a troubling note on Facebook. Noting how Kazakhs have strong feelings about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Lyubov Panova warned that criticism of the war could be interpreted as an attack on...

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Sorry

Pope Francis formally apologized over the weekend for the abuse Canadian Indigenous children experienced at Catholic Church-run residential schools for over a century, following years of campaigning by Canada’s native leaders to receive an apology, the Wall Street Journal reported. The pontiff expressed “indignation and shame...

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Checkmate

Pakistani President Arif Alvi dissolved the country’s parliament Sunday following a request by Prime Minister Imran Khan, a move that plunges Pakistan into a constitutional crisis and possible snap polls, NPR reported. Alvi’s move came a few days after a number of lawmakers from Khan’s party...

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Free Enterprise

Hundreds of Cuban private enterprises attended a weekend trade fair at Havana’s convention center, in what has been described as a major commercial milestone on the communist island, the Associated Press reported. More than 700 companies and cooperatives showed off a wide variety of products, such...

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The Regulators

Boas and pythons are known as constrictor snakes, which can kill their prey by coiling their long bodies around their target and suffocating them. These types of snakes – which includes the infamous anaconda – can swallow large prey without choking. Recently, scientists finally discovered that these...

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