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Forest Farming v. Cash Crops, Indigenous In India Take A Stand / KBR KHALPADAR — Lush emerald green hills stretch out into the distance in all directions, as we drive along undulating roads towards Khalpadar tribal village.

Xiongan, Xi Jinping's Dream Megacity To Burnish His Legacy / LES ECHOS QIAOXI —Time in this village seems to be standing still. Since the Ming dynasty 500 years ago, the community has enjoyed peace and quiet, surrounded by the lakes and reeds of the Baiyangdian region, about 150 kilometers southwest of Beijing....

Veneto Referendum: Is This Italian Region The Next Catalonia? / LA STAMPA VERONA — "What? Who?" asks Wang Qu, a fruit seller at Verona’s central Piazza delle Erbe.

Bataclan To Pulse, The Show Must Go On. Or Must It? / WORLDCRUNCH -Analysis- PARIS — Next month marks the two-year anniversary of the Bataclan attack — and the one-year anniversary of its reopening.

R&D And Innovation, A Patent Failure In Latin America / AMERICA ECONOMIA -Analysis- SANTIAGO — The official registration of intellectual property is fundamental for innovation, because it offers a guarantee for innovators that they can, at least for a while, protect their inventions, brands or designs.

Jihadist Brides, Tales Of The Ex-Wives Of ISIS / SYRIA DEEPLY AIN AL-ISSA — In a dank and dingy room in a camp for internally displaced persons in northern Syria, a striking woman wearing mascara and a long black chador steps through a broken doorframe.

Unemployment Rates, A Broken Economic Barometer / LES ECHOS -Analysis- PARIS — It's a new puzzle for central bankers in developed countries.

The Flash Rise Of Sebastian Kurz, Austria's Emmanuel Macron / DIE WELT BERLIN — Sebastian Kurz was faster than Emmanuel Macron. Following the rapid rise of this year’s other young political superstar, Kurz’s victory Sunday in Austria’s parliamentary election was even more stunning — and swift.

When Contemporary Art Lands In A Highway Rest Stop / LE TEMPS MARTIGNY — There may be no location seemingly less appropriate for an art exhibition than a highway rest stop.

Saving Sirte, Libyan City Returns To Life After Fall Of ISIS / LE FIGARO SIRTE — If it were theater, it would be bad theater. Too incongruous, too unreal.

The Formidable Challenge Of Electrifying Rural India / THE WIRE -Analysis- The launch of Saubhagya, a new program to supply electricity to all Indian households by the end of 2018, has generated a lot of excitement.

A Hollywood Pig, The Weinstein Scandal Viewed From France / WORLDCRUNCH PARIS — According to an ever expanding list of accusers, Harvey Weinstein has been sexually harassing and assaulting women for decades.

Catalan Identity Lessons From A Spanish Son In Switzerland / LE TEMPS -Essay- It's a shame the parents of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy didn't emigrate from Galicia to Switzerland, as my own parents did.

Trump, Erdogan, Merkel: What Price For A Free Press? / WORLDCRUNCH -Analysis- Donald Trump, the world’s biggest cyberbully, has issued another Twitter threat.

Fifty Years On, Che Guevara's Economic Ideas Are What Matter / EL ESPECTADOR -OpEd- BOGOTÁ — Argentine philosopher Miguel Benayasag warns against misinterpreting late guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara today, 50 years after his death.

A Long Time Since Tipperary / WORLDCRUNCH Some photos speak for themselves, others can use a little explaining. Though I took this shot almost 40 years ago, seeing it brought back some vivid memories: For starters, our meal at "Chez Hans," housed in a former church in County...

The Donald, The Codes And Risks Of A New Nuclear Arms Race / THE WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON — Last week, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, a group that works to promote nuclear disarmament around the world.

Women And Robots, More Than Just A Pretty Face / LES ECHOS -OpEd- PARIS — They’re called Amelia, Nina or Lola. They are as servile as they are receptive.

Why Ancient Herbal Medicine Is Still So Popular In Afghanistan / KBR KABUL — In the crowded old city of the Afghan capital, dozens of shops are lined with piles of colourful dried herbs, sitting out in the open.

Extra! "Relentless" Fires Wreak Havoc In Northern California / SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 11 Hellish firestorms in northern California have killed at least 17 people and razed entire neighborhoods, destroying more than 2,000 structures.