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Cochrane Journal: With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born

“It is a wonderful coincidence to be here this day,” said John Rosenblum, the retired dean of the University of Virginia’s business school, who was visiting the park with his son the day of the announcement. Mr. Tompkins traveled [...]
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Dzongsar Monastery Journal: A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

The driver of the police car that took us back to Kangding wore a Yankees cap, which he turned backward at one point. The officer in the front seat synced his mobile phone to the police radio and sang along, karaoke style, to a popular [...]
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Islamabad Journal: ‘You Can’t Ban Love’: Pakistanis Defy a Valentine’s Day Prohibition

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So, for the second year in a row, red “I Love You” balloons and heart-shape boxes of chocolates were essentially contraband. Police officers in Islamabad searched through streets and shops in recent days looking for Valentine’s [...]
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Berlin Journal: Germans Quietly Pass an Equinox of Unity, but the Walls Remain

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Teachers, judges and civil servants were shipped in from western states to replace a generation of easterners who had come of age in Communism and were considered unfit, Mr. Krüger said. “Of course people were bitter about that,” [...]
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Kobani Journal: By Light of a Blood Moon, Life Returns to a Bombed-Out Syrian Landscape

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Over one doorway in the wall of a destroyed house, the top of a water bottle had been made into a shade for a hanging bulb. A boy emerged into the circle of light, his fists clasped around small treasures; he uncurled them to show pumpkin [...]
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Chengdu Journal: At Chinese Fight Club, One Boxer’s First Rule: Don’t Tell His Parents

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This year the partners plan to expand by bringing in professional fighters from across China, and maybe stars from Thailand. For now, the club’s fighters are hardscrabble professionals from local clubs or pure amateurs. Before [...]
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Beirut Journal: Walking Tour of a City’s History, Assassinations Included

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“The hardest thing to do is to access Beirut’s history,” he said. “If you are walking alone, you’ll miss the whole story.” Photo Mr. Chatah taking his group to the Leila Osseiran Garden, once called the Roman [...]
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Melbourne Journal: A Wrestling Team in Australia Fights to Prove It’s Not an ‘African Gang’

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Music is a daily part of life for the Sudanese, whether it is during a blessing ceremony or declaring victory in a wrestling match. “It’s bragging rights,” said Kuol Kuol, a 23-year-old member of the Melbourne Lion team, explaining [...]
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Vienna Journal: Gowns, Wurst and Protesters: It’s Ball Season in Vienna

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The night after the Academics’ Ball, more than 3,000 guests attended the Vienna Ball of Sciences, which was founded in 2015 in part as a “counterball” to the Academics’ Ball, in a subtle protest by university rectors and scientists. [...]
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Leda Journal: When Is a Refugee Story Real, and Why Does It Matter?

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I have a better sense of the life of Mr. Hossain, the four girls’ father. His troubles, he said, began when he was briefly back in Myanmar and saw a 12-year-old girl with fair skin and delicate features. “She was so beautiful,” [...]