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I'm a feminist, and I converted to Islam 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:24:35 EDT 
    I am a Muslim, but I wasn't always. I converted to Islam in November 2001, two months after 9/11.


Train travel makes a comeback 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:28:14 EDT 
    It's been 21 years, and John Moore still eagerly leans against his passenger window to watch the landscape pass by as the train he commutes on every day roars over the Moodna Viaduct in Cornwall, New York.


Blood moon: the sequel 
  Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:45:25 EDT 
    Sequels are usually a disappointment. But not this time, not with this heavenly body.


Gender identity & school 
  Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:31:03 EDT 
    Every so often a boy shows up to school at Garden Oaks Montessori in Houston wearing nail polish or a headband. When that happens, children -- and, sometimes parents -- ask questions.


Get to know stunning Scotland 
  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:32:12 EDT 
    "I was immersed in green. Everything was green. And the air -- the air was crisp and clean and just seemed to have more oxygen in it."


'I'm from Xinjiang' 
  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:52:53 EDT 
    A Uyghur photographer seeks to dispel stereotypes about people from his home region.


China's booming spending power 
  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:51:48 EDT 
    Beijing's leadership is keen to get the middle classes spending.


45 arrested in Hong Kong clash 
  Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:16:41 EDT 
    Demonstrations in Hong Kong turn ugly again as protesters surround riot police inside a tunnel.


12 face execution for attacks 
  Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:20:38 EDT 
    Twelve people have been sentenced to death for organizing attacks that left dozens of people dead in the restive western Chinese province of Xinjiang earlier this year.


Hong Kong police remove barricades 
  Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:53:38 EDT 
    Police in Hong Kong started to remove barricades from protest sites in the city's financial center early Monday.


China bans drug-using celebs 
  Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:37:24 EDT 
    Celebrities who have been caught using drugs or frequenting prostitutes have been banned from China's airwaves, according to state media, as a national crackdown on vice widens.


Greening China's deserts 
  Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:37:14 EDT 
    Each year Yi Jiefeng does what she can to stop China turning into a desert.


Hong Kong: Who's who? 
  Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:12:58 EDT 
    Protesters have occupied major districts in Hong Kong to demand full universal suffrage for the city, a culmination of decades of frustration among the city's democracy activists. But as protests in this city enter a stubborn second week, there hasn't been any real breakthrough.


What is PLA doing in Hong Kong? 
  Sun, 05 Oct 2014 22:22:33 EDT 
    Just yards from where thousands of pro-democracy supporters have been "occupying" the heart of Hong Kong's financial district, stands an imposing gray building surrounded on all sides by a high wall -- this is the Hong Kong garrison of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), China's armed forces.
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