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Hey, China—Let Ai Weiwei Go

The artist Ai Weiwei is demanding his passport back from Chinese authorities—but they are showing no signs of softening their hardline stance toward the artist.

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Free to Speak About Russia, but Now From a Safe Distance

Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, a former billionaire and a critic of President Vladimir V. Putin’s who was imprisoned for a decade, said in Berlin that he would work to help other political prisoners.

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DealBook: Cerberus, Gun Maker’s Owner, to Offer A Way Out to Its Investors

An effort to sell the Freedom Group, maker of the Bushmaster rifle used in a Connecticut school shooting, has stalled, so its owner will offer reluctant shareholders an alternative plan.

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95

Mr. Mandela’s quest for freedom in South Africa’s system of white rule took him from the court of tribal royalty to the liberation underground to a prison cell to the presidency.

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US to promote human rights during meeting with China

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The United States said on Friday that it would seek improvements in China’s human rights record, including its treatment of ethnic minorities, during talks next week in the Asian nation. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Toronto film festival to debut films on Assange and Mandela

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The world premiere of The Fifth Estate, a ripped-from-the-headlines drama about Julian Assange and the creation of WikiLeaks, will open the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, which typically yields a number of Oscar contenders. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Former Taiwanese premier gives insight into Xian incident

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Nationalist marshal Chang Hsueh-liang’s role in the famous Xian incident during the second Sino-Japanese war troubled him until the day he died, his close friend former Taiwanese premier Hau Pei-tsun revealed. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Reports confirm insecticide in deadly Indian school food

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Post-mortem reports on 22 children who died this week after eating a school lunch in eastern India confirmed that insecticide was either in the food or cooking oil, a doctor said on Thursday. Patna Medical College hospital superintendent Amarkant Jha Amar said results of the chemical analysis of the ingredients seized from the school were still pending. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Myanmar Admits to Political Prisoners, Pledging Their Freedom

The president made the unusual guarantee, and acknowledgment, while visiting Britain, Myanmar’s former colonial power.

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Summer Shorelines: On Jet Skis, Chasing Waves in Pursuit of Freedom

The members of Jetty Jumpers, a group of personal watercraft riders, are the stunt jockeys of the New York City waterways.

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Edmund S. Morgan, Historian Who Shed Light on Puritans, Dies at 97

Professor Morgan was drawn to the Puritans’ intellectual world, but also explored the paradox of freedom and slavery in colonial Virginia and wrote a best-seller about Benjamin Franklin.

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Escape of 42 mental patients in Guangxi a sign that rights abuses persist

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The dramatic escape of more than 40 patients from a Guangxi mental health institution over the weekend illustrates the daunting challenges still facing the mainland’s psychiatric system despite the introduction of new laws, analysts said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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The Facebook Boycott

A group of activists is protesting the site’s alleged targeting of conservatives. By David Freedlander.

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Cambodia drops ban on foreign-produced radio shows

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Cambodia on Sunday reversed a ban on local radio stations airing foreign-produced broadcasts in the run-up to next month’s general election, following US criticism of the move as an attack on freedom of expression. Local FM radio stations were this week ordered by the Information Ministry to provide “neutral” coverage of the election campaign and to suspend the broadcasting of Khmer-language programmes made by foreign broadcasters until after the July 28 election. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Michael Karkoc, Nazi commander accused of massacres, living in US

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after the second world war. Michael Karkoc, 94, told US authorities in 1949 that he had performed no military service during the war, concealing his work as an officer and founding member of the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defence Legion and later as an officer in the SS Galician Division, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Chinese dissident to leave New York University soon

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who left his home country last year and became a visiting scholar at New York University, will leave the school this summer but will likely remain in the United States, university officials said on Thursday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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