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About fbrinleybruton

F. Brinley Bruton has been a journalist for 15, and worked in Kabul, Mexico City, Philadelphia, and New York City. Now based in London, she is a editor, producer and senior writer at, a leader in breaking news and original journalism online that gets over a billion page views a month. Before joining -- which became in 2012 -- Brinley wrote about security, business and finance, international development and women’s issues. She has worked at Reuters in London and New York, and her pieces have appeared in the New Statesman, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Long Island Newsday, The Star-Ledger, and Arabies Trends, among others. She also wrote and blogged for AlertNet, Reuters’ humanitarian news website.

Typhoon Haiyan: A choice to either ‘distribute food or collect bodies’

Seven days after the powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, aid was still slow to trickle in to desperate survivors due to a paralyzed infrastructure and widespread looting. In the worst-hit city, Tacloban, Mayor Alfred Romualdez said authorities lacked the … Continue reading

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Ariel Castro’s death is ‘last slap’ to victims’ faces, psychologist says

Kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro’s apparent prison suicide may deprive his victims of a vital sense that justice has been done, a leading psychologist said Wednesday. The convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist was found dead overnight, an apparent suicide just … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Iran president blames Israel for ‘instability,’ calls for peace

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel for causing “injustice to the people” of the Middle East during an exclusive interview with NBC News in which he also called for peace, saying Iran is not “looking for war.” Unlike his predecessor … Continue reading

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UN chief says he expects report will show chemical weapons use in Syria

Condemning the “specter of chemical weapons warfare,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that it would be an “atrocious violation of international law” if a report by U.N. experts confirms the use of poison gas in an Aug. 21 attack … Continue reading

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‘Our generation is a lost cause’: Spain’s youth struggle to chart a life amid economic crisis

MADRID, Spain – In a country where more than 55 percent of young people are unemployed, even an obsession with bolstering your resume is no guarantee of success. Barbara Victoria Palomares-Romero, 22, is qualified to work in restaurants, nurseries and … Continue reading

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With big promise of aid, Saudi Arabia puts security before diplomacy

News Analysis Saudi Arabia’s pledge to replace U.S. aid to Egypt that could be cut in the wake of the military’s bloody crackdown makes clear the American ally’s priority in the Middle East: to keep deposed President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim … Continue reading

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‘Out of control’: Vigilante justice grips impoverished South African slum

DIEPSLOOT, South Africa – Ersido Ayele is still wearing the same pants, shirt and sweatshirt he had on when some 40 looters broke through the corrugated iron roof of his corner store almost three weeks ago. “They burned all my … Continue reading

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