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Sinosphere Blog: Women Go Topless for Equal Rights

A group of young Chinese feminists staged a protest calling for an end to gender discrimination in employment. They highlighted the issue by going topless and holding up banners.

Sinosphere Blog: 10,000 0Olympic Babies0 Strain the Beijing System

Education is a sensitive issue in China, where parents value it highly.

India Ink: India Election Digest: April 23

Leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party campaigning in Guwahati, in the eastern Indian state of Assam, on Tuesday.

World Briefing: Egypt: U.S. to Deliver Helicopters

The United States will deliver to Egypt 10 Apache helicopters that were held up last year after President Mohamed Morsi was deposed.

World Briefing: Brazil: Deadly Violence Erupts in Rio

At least two people died on Tuesday after a day of violence in a slum that abuts the Copacabana tourist district of Rio de Janeiro.

Judge Demands Details on Detainee0s Time in Secret C.I.A. Prisons

The government was ordered to turn over notes on the detention of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who is accused of orchestrating the deadly bombing of the destroyer Cole in Yemen.

Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine

Questions have arisen about the images submitted by Ukraine and cited by the United States as evidence of Moscow0s military intentions.

Amid Politics, Obama Drifted Away From Kin

Zeituni Onyango died April 8.

World Briefing: Iraq: 10 Guards Are Killed at Polling Center

Militants wearing military uniforms attacked a balloting center in a remote northern area and killed the guards, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

World Briefing: India: Court to Hear Appeal Over Restoration of Ban on Gay Sex

The announcement by India0s Supreme Court that it would hear an appeal of its ruling in December that re-criminalized gay sex is unlikely to lead to a serious reconsideration of the decision.

World Briefing: Japan: About 150 Lawmakers and Minister Visit War Shrine

Internal Affairs Minister Yoshitaka Shindo

World Briefing: Iran: Lawmakers Seek Inquiry Into Abuse Charges at Prison

Several lawmakers demanded an investigation on Tuesday into allegations of beatings of political prisoners at Evin prison, the official IRNA news agency reported.

World Briefing: Qatar: Sentence of U.S. Couple Was Based on Lesser Charge

A panel of judges that found an American couple guilty in the death of their adopted daughter convicted them on the charge of jeopardizing the child, and not the original charge of murder.

World Briefing: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills Over 140, U.N. Agency Says

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that at least 230 suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola had been recorded in Guinea and Liberia.

Korea Confronts Tendency to Overlook Safety as Toll in Ferry Sinking Grows

A temporary morgue in Jindo, set up to identify victims of the sunken ferry Sewol. As of Tuesday night, the death toll had risen to 121, but 181 were still missing.

Sherpas Move to Shut Everest in Labor Fight

Last week0s deadly avalanche has prompted Mount Everest0s Sherpas to threaten to cancel the season unless the government shares proceeds from what has become a profitable industry.

Claims of Chlorine-Filled Bombs Overshadow Progress by Syria on Chemical Weapons

The unconfirmed reports of the weapons came as international monitors said that nearly 90 percent of the chemicals in Syria0s arsenal had now been exported.

Homs Emerges as Turning Point in Shaping Syria0s Future

Children played under a barrier at a checkpoint in Homs, Syria. The government has said that it is on the verge of fully controlling the city.

Increased Activity at North Korean Nuclear Site Raises Suspicions

There is speculation that the North may be preparing to conduct an underground nuclear test and trying to rattle South Korea and the United States before President Obama0s arrival in Seoul on Friday.

Memo From Pretoria: A.N.C.0s Stature Wanes as Disenchantment Grows in South Africa

Pakistan Is Asked to Shut Down News Channel

The Defense Ministry asked the government to close the country0s largest television news station, whose anchorman was shot on Saturday.

The Lede: American Reporter Held by Ukraine Separatists

The Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky, who has produced a series of vivid dispatches from Ukraine in recent weeks, was detained by pro-Russia separatists in the town of Slovyansk on Tuesday.

Abbas Renews Threat to Dissolve Palestinian Authority if Peace Talks Fail

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said that Israel had deprived him of any real power to govern the West Bank and that he was considering giving it back to Israel.

At Funeral, Expressions of Grief and Anger Toward Kiev Officials

Relatives of Pavel Pavlenko, who was killed in a shootout on Sunday in Slovyansk, Ukraine, carried the lid of his coffin during a burial ceremony on Tuesday.

Letter From India: Strong Hand Hasn't Fared Well in India

The desire for a benevolent despot has taken hold among the elites, a sentiment suggesting that Narendra Modi's timing is good.

The Lede: 0Nothing Racist0 in Blackface Dancers, English Candidate Insists

A Britannia Coconut Dancers commemorative badge.

Moscow Court Rules Navalny Libeled Politician

The ruling on Tuesday against Aleksei A. Navalny, center, which included a fine of about $8,400, may lead to the reinstatement of a suspended sentence from a previous conviction.

India Ink: Image of the Day: April 22

Women rowing a boat filled with weeds after cleaning the Dal Lake on the occasion of Earth Day in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. The day was first observed in the year 1970 at the birth of the modern environmental movement.

Biden Offers Strong Support to Ukraine and Issues a Sharp Rebuke to Russia

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. at a site in Kiev, Ukraine, where people had protested against Viktor F. Yanukovych, the former president. Mr. Biden pledged $50 million in aid on Tuesday.

Reports of Fraud and Violence Temper Joy Over Election in Chaotic Afghan District

Afghanistan hailed news of high turnout in the Andar district as a triumph for democracy, but interviews with villagers near polling sites offered a stark contrast to the government narrative.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Turkey Was Inept, Not Evil, in Syria

Erdogan0s foreign policy has been characterized more by idealistic delusions than malicious conspiracies.

Search of Suspected Malaysian Jet Crash Site Is Nearly Done

The Bluefin-21, an unmanned submersible, was deployed to search the ocean floor for wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

The Lede: Portuguese Drone Program Off to Nonflying Start

The Portuguese Navy0s fledgling drone program attracted international attention last week because of footage of the failed maiden voyage of a new reconnaissance craft.

Op-Ed Contributor: A Ray of Literary Hope on Italian TV

Lovers on the Run

Zakia and Mohammad Ali are fleeing threats of arrest and death in Afghanistan as a result of their marriage, which crosses cultural boundaries.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The April Invasion of Veracruz

In 1914, the people of the city, left to their own devices, defied a U.S. force sent to teach Mexico some lessons.