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Manila clams prepare to become curry. (Photo courtesy Kedai Makan)

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Seattle tends to have its bases covered when it comes to Asian food. But the owners of Kedai Makan are working hard to introduce...

Abdi Mohamed Ali, left, helps Rachel Eagan pronounce Somali words in an evening class held Tuesday at Foster High School. “You need to speak to Somalis,” to learn, Ali says. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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An evening class at Foster High School in Tukwila is helping people learn Somali. It’s not an easy language, but in a region with...

Relief supplies are delivered to earthquake victims in Awaran. Pakistan's military is coordinating relief efforts but international funding drives have been lacking. (Photo courtesy Hina Baloch)

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Crucial earthquake relief efforts in a long-neglected region of Pakistan have been hampered by internal politics and a lack of international media interest. “Will there be...

University of Washington international students (from left) Hans Mohrmann from The Netherlands, Tess Murphy of New Zealand and Anna WüŸst of Germany show off their passports at a Mariners to celebrate the first day of class. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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The number of international students at University of Washington doubled in the last 5 years. But the resulting cross-cultural experiences aren't always easy. The first...

Kev (Ryan Higgins) reunited with fellow U.S. Marine Tom (Jonathan Crimeni) and his new robotic hand. (Photo courtesy Washington Ensemble Theatre)

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A new production of Rajiv Joseph's acclaimed play about post-invasion Iraq sheds light on America's changing attitudes toward military intervention abroad. I invite you to spend...

Muatasim Qazi, a journalist from Balochistan, Pakistan, is seeking asylum in the U.S. The hearing for his second attempt is next week. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

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For asylum seekers like Muatasim Qazi, sometimes the threats they face are so horrific, they're hard for the judges who decide their cases to...

A child surveys the damage to his family's house in Idlib, Syria after it was bombed by Assad warpalnes (Photo from Freedom House via Flickr)

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In his effort to appear strong and decisive on Syria, President Obama is missing a great opportunity. Update: President Obama announced in a speech Saturday that he...

Protesters in July calling for the ouster of Mohamed Morsi hold a photo General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Photo from REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

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After two and a half years of turmoil, what have we Egyptians really gained? “What’s happening in Egypt?” For Egyptians who live abroad, like me, that’s...

(Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Why would someone want to burn down a beloved immigrant-owned business? Early Monday morning, an arsonist struck the Med Mix restaurant on 23rd and Union,...

LGBT Activists at a September 2012 anti-Putin rally in Moscow. Photo by Sarah Stuteville.

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Tonight Seattle joins a growing group of cities hosting rallies in support of Russia’s LGBT community. On June 30th, Russia passed a law essentially making...

"1969, 2010, " Archival pigment print by Canh Nguyen. Part of the Under My Skin Exhibit at Wing Luke.

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It’s been nearly two weeks since the George Zimmerman verdict was handed down, and the conversations in my Facebook feed have shifted from outrage...

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Hundreds gathered yesterday at Westlake Center to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal in his trial for the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin. Click to enlarge photos A...

The controversial ad, show mugshots of 16 of the 31 people on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Following a huge community backlash, the Joint Terrorism Task Force is abruptly ending a "Faces of Global Terrorism" ad campaign piloted in Seattle this...

National Security Agency headquarters, in Maryland. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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So the government's been spying on us? Arab and Muslim activists in Seattle say they aren't surprised. When news broke earlier this month of the...

A volunteer handed out food from the patio of the Taksim Square Starbucks in Istanbul, Turkey last week. (Photo by Christan Leonard)

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Starbucks has long been a target of anti-corporate protests. But one store on Istanbul's Taksim Square has quietly given aid to Turkish protestors. The anti-government...

Protesters attempt to stop a police truck from passing in Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday. (Photo by Christan Leonard)

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Seattleite Christan Leonard is in Istanbul documenting a protest movement that is turning out to be about a lot more than saving a park....

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Right now we are all Bostonians. Maybe in the near future, we can also be the rest of the world sometimes. Most of us, in the...

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The new immigration reform bill is finally here—so what does it actually say? See the full infographic after the jump. Eight unlikely allies from the US...

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Update Sunday 6:00pm: Alec Zimmerman is back in contact with her family and is perfectly okay. Here's the message she posted on Facebook earlier...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TUfZenNZBE&version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0] Fernando Mamangun gets his hands and feet nailed on a cross every Good Friday. It's a ritual of sacrifice and penitence that is equally controversial as...

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At first, We Day seemed like an elaborate star-studded party to entice youth to care about social causes. Which is why at 6 a.m.,...