Sri Lanka to Expel Tourist with Buddha Tattoo

Al Jazeera | Apr 23, 2014

Sri Lankan authorities have decided to deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, officials have said. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said on Wednesday that Naomi Coleman, 37, was detained at Colombo's airport after she arrived from India on Monday when authorities spotted the tattoo of Buddha seated on a lotus flower.

Justin Bieber Visits Japan's Yasukuni War Shrine

The Diplomat | Apr 23, 2014

Global pop star Justin Bieber has sparked controversy in Asia after he uploaded photos of his visit to Japan’s controversial war shrine. During a visit to Tokyo with his mother on Wednesday, Justin Bieber posted photos of himself at Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine on his Instagram account, sparking outrage in some Asian countries.

Brazil's Foreign Policy Stance Leaves It In Wings on Global Stage

Financial Times | Apr 22, 2014

This month, Brazil marks a particularly grim moment in its history. Fifty years ago, the country’s military took power in a coup that ushered in two decades of brutal dictatorship. President Dilma Rousseff, who as a young leftist guerrilla fighting the generals was jailed and tortured, marked the occasion with a speech at Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão airport earlier this month.

Mexican Youth Protest 'Anti-Freedom of Expression' Telecom Bill

Vice News | Apr 22, 2014

For the past decade the Molotov song “Gimme the Power” has served as an anthem of youth rebellion decrying corrupt police and politicians in Mexico. This week, its lyrics became the banner under which thousands of young people protested online and in the streets against Mexico’s new telecommunications law, which they believe infringes on their civil rights.

This Day in Jewish History: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Opens in Washington

Haaretz | Apr 22, 2014

On April 22, 1993, the opening ceremony of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum took place in Washington, D.C., in the presence of numerous dignitaries, including U.S. President Bill Clinton and Israel’s president, Chaim Herzog.

Russia and Ukraine Argue... Over Chicken (Video)

CNN | Apr 22, 2014

Among the hotly contested disputes between Russia and Ukraine is a recipe: chicken Kiev. Christiane Amanpour reports.

Cyberwars on the Korean Peninsula

Al Jazeera | Apr 22, 2014

For nearly six decades, South Korea's (ROK) approach to security has focused on sustaining the status quo: Maintaining deterrence and a robust defence posture in order to prevent another major conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

The 12 Spammiest Countries (We're #1 - And It's Not Even Close)

The Atlantic | Apr 22, 2014

Americans like to associate their spam with other countries. They joke about Chinese spammers or Nigerians or Russians. It's a time-honored nativist tradition. But, according to the new quarterly report from the security and spam monitoring company, Sophos, computers inside these United States relay—by far—the most spam. And we have in every quarter of the past year.

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