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Concerns over United States President Trump's Latest Controversial Foreign Policies Loom Large in Africa

Concerns over United States President Trump's Latest Controversial Foreign Policies Loom Large in Africa

2017-12-15
"This is not a very diplomatic strategy. Then again, it is coming from a man who...
A Legislator in Taiwan Risks a Recall for Supporting Same-Sex Marriagew

A Legislator in Taiwan Risks a Recall for Supporting Same-Sex Marriagew

2017-12-15
Some in the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan are campaigning to recall a legislator...
Twitter Japan is Not a Safe Space for Minority Users

Twitter Japan is Not a Safe Space for Minority Users

2017-12-15
"Of respondents who reported they found it unpleasant when coming across discrim...
In Egypt, Both Sexual Harassment and Child Marriages Continue to Plague the Country

In Egypt, Both Sexual Harassment and Child Marriages Continue to Plague the Country

2017-12-15
"Sexual harassment is a major problem in Egypt. Studies show that large majoriti...
Found in Translation: Local Publisher Brings Alive the Story of a Somali Olympian and Refugee for Macedonian Readers

Found in Translation: Local Publisher Brings Alive the Story of a Somali Olympian and Refugee for Macedonian Readers

2017-12-15
The graphic novel "An Olympic Dream" -- a biography of a runner who perished whi...
The Hypocrisy of the Philippines National Police Human Rights Mobile App

The Hypocrisy of the Philippines National Police Human Rights Mobile App

"The ‘Know Your Rights’ app is a perfect example of hypocrisy because the only application that is known to the PNP is the application of torture..."
Initiatives for Environmental Activism Take Off in Cuba

Initiatives for Environmental Activism Take Off in Cuba

The Center for Education and Promotion for Sustainable Development is a commitment to participatory environmental management and political ecology in Cuba.
Discovery
The Cat in the… Pot? Cuddly Felines Nap in Japanese Cookware

The Cat in the… Pot? Cuddly Felines Nap in Japanese Cookware

Cats sleeping in clay cooking pots are all the rage in Japan right now. Apparently, they are so popular that stores have started selling pots made exclusively for cats.
Right To Information Requests in Sri Lanka Reveals Process for Blocking Websites

Right To Information Requests in Sri Lanka Reveals Process for Blocking Websites

Information released by the Telecom Regulatory Commission revealed that from 2015 onward 13 websites had been blocked, including a number of websites publishing political news, and a few pornographic sites.
‘Recalcitrant’ Activist Charged by Singapore Police for Organizing ‘Illegal Assemblies’

‘Recalcitrant’ Activist Charged by Singapore Police for Organizing ‘Illegal Assemblies’

"We do not understand why the State is pursuing the seven charges against Jolovan Wham for events which were all peaceful and non-violent."

The Ahwazis of Iran Face Death Sentences after False Accusations of Opposing the Government

In Egypt, Both Sexual Harassment and Child Marriages Continue to Plague the Country

Found in Translation: Local Publisher Brings Alive the Story of a Somali Olympian and Refugee for Macedonian Readers

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Victoria Becomes the First Australian State to Pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

Victoria Becomes the First Australian State to Pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

As Victoria becomes the first Australian state to legalise euthanasia, the country remains divided over what is being called a new, progressive trend in Australian politics.
Transgender Woman's Murder in Trinidad & Tobago Highlights Ostracism Faced by LGBTQ Community

Transgender Woman's Murder in Trinidad & Tobago Highlights Ostracism Faced by LGBTQ Community

"This wonderful human being, who cared so much for others, died for no reason .. other than perhaps, being different."
Syrian and Lebanese: On the Conflict of Identities

Syrian and Lebanese: On the Conflict of Identities

"Being half-Lebanese, half-Syrian is like being a child whose parents are separated and both hate you because each half of you reminds them of the other...."

The Fall of Chinese Internet Czar Lu Wei

A Local Newspaper's Full-Page Feature on Nuclear Radiation Survival Stirs Panic in China

Indonesian President Jokowi Leads Citizens in Condemning Donald Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

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What Future for the ‘Wikipedia Seagull’ on Kazakhstan's Brand New Banknotes?

What Future for the ‘Wikipedia Seagull’ on Kazakhstan's Brand New Banknotes?

A seagull appearing on the 500 tenge note was claimed by a Swiss photographer, but officials have not acknowledged copyright infringement.
Harsh Prison Terms for Video Journalist and Blogger as Vietnam Cracks Down on Free Expression

Harsh Prison Terms for Video Journalist and Blogger as Vietnam Cracks Down on Free Expression

“Repressing citizen journalists is not only a violation of human rights but also a major impediment to Vietnam’s aspirations to become a tech and innovation hub.”
The Conviction of Another Dancehall Star Fails to Shock Crime-Weary Jamaicans

The Conviction of Another Dancehall Star Fails to Shock Crime-Weary Jamaicans

Following the incarceration of Vybz Kartel, Ninja Man is the second major dancehall artist in recent times to be convicted of murder in crime-weary Jamaica.

Painting a New Story: Sohrai Art in Jharkhand

Palestinians Aren't Surprised by US Jerusalem Move As World Already ‘Ignores Their Existence’

Victoria Becomes the First Australian State to Pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

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The Health of Thousands of Filipino Children Could Be at Risk, Thanks to Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine

The Health of Thousands of Filipino Children Could Be at Risk, Thanks to Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine

"Why just now...How about the thousands of children who were already given the vaccine?"
Ashraf Ghani Gets Thumbs Down After ‘Anti-Women’ Headscarf Gaffe

Ashraf Ghani Gets Thumbs Down After ‘Anti-Women’ Headscarf Gaffe

After an outcry, Afghanistan's president apologised for the remark.
Jailed Bahraini Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Faces Additional Fifteen Years in Prison

Jailed Bahraini Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Faces Additional Fifteen Years in Prison

Rajab is in prison for his human rights-related activities and for freely expressing his opinions.

A ‘Detainee of All Eras': The Prominent Case of Egyptian Activist Alaa Abdelfattah

Petition to Free the Eritrean Man Unjustly Arrested in Italy for Mistaken Identity

UNESCO Protects Balkan Grandma March Day Custom As Cultural Heritage

Football
Weaving Objects of Loss and Memory With Hayv Kahraman

Weaving Objects of Loss and Memory With Hayv Kahraman

Kahraman’s new work is a masterful exploration of the issues of identity, personal struggle, and human consciousness.
Russians Are Unimpressed With the 2018 Presidential Election Logo (and Have Ideas for Improvement)

Russians Are Unimpressed With the 2018 Presidential Election Logo (and Have Ideas for Improvement)

So far, the logo challenge has been the most exciting part of the campaign where Putin is expected to run and win even by his most vocal opponents.
In China, Skepticism Surrounding Police Investigation of Kindergarten Child Abuse Is Censored

In China, Skepticism Surrounding Police Investigation of Kindergarten Child Abuse Is Censored

"In a matter of a few minutes, thousands of questions popped up...Then in a matter of a few seconds, all the comments vanished and the comment function was closed."

Russian Atomic Regulator's Foray into Meme-Making Fails to Quench Rumors of Nuclear Leaks

Animal Carcasses, Tires, and Medical Waste: A New Report Highlights Health Risks of Lebanon's Trash Crisis

Kyrgyz Children's Author Remakes Old Fables, Drives New Narratives

Life
The Hypocrisy of the Philippines National Police Human Rights Mobile App

The Hypocrisy of the Philippines National Police Human Rights Mobile App

"The ‘Know Your Rights’ app is a perfect example of hypocrisy because the only application that is known to the PNP is the application of torture..."
In Egypt, Both Sexual Harassment and Child Marriages Continue to Plague the Country

In Egypt, Both Sexual Harassment and Child Marriages Continue to Plague the Country

"Sexual harassment is a major problem in Egypt. Studies show that large majorities of women have been subjected to it [...] And the problem is deeply rooted."
Found in Translation: Local Publisher Brings Alive the Story of a Somali Olympian and Refugee for Macedonian Readers

Found in Translation: Local Publisher Brings Alive the Story of a Somali Olympian and Refugee for Macedonian Readers

The graphic novel "An Olympic Dream" -- a biography of a runner who perished while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea as a refugee -- was published in Macedonia in

After Authorities Evict Beijing's ‘Low-End’ Residents, Chinese Ask: Where Is the Humanity?

Scrutiny and Doubt Over Rape Victim's Testimony Sparks Outrage in Spain

This Brazilian Doctor Says Science Has Evolved, but Stigma Against HIV Remains

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