30 July 2016
The Pampulha Ensemble, as well as Brazil's capital Brasília, were designed by the country's late-great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.
RuNet Echo asked more than a dozen leading RuNet voices to offer their interpretations of why most RuNet users seem not to care about allegations that Moscow hacked the DNC.
A recent report highlights transgender human rights abuses in Mexico, and how the US immigration system has made accessing asylum particularly difficult.
29 July 2016
For some it is about the Islam-secular divide. For others it is about men telling women how they should present their bodies.
"Daesh has claimed responsibility for the design of Iran's Olympic uniform."
"I am the one promoted, I am the one who enjoys privileges, I am the one you can never surpass, as you can never overthrow the party."
"What we have in Bangladesh is a curious case involving a terrorist group that publishes magazine articles to boast about its plans, while the government...keeps on blaming the opposition..."
28 July 2016
Tehran threatens to ban all Apple products, if the company doesn't set up a local office, and experts say it's to weaken US sanctions now restricting investment flows into Iran.
A Documentary Shows Macedonian Students Are Still Living in Dismal Conditions, Despite Government Promises
"This is an everyday picture of a student who is not from the capital and does not have money to pay for an apartment."
27 July 2016
The privatisation of profit and socialisation of loss. Must we all pay for business failure when we didn't all share in the profits made?
"For many years they've told us we have to get used to the political class' privileges, but today in Jalisco we heard the historic call of society: no more impunity."
In recent weeks, there have been protests in Delhi and Calcutta, where demonstrators called for the revocation of two controversial laws, and the immediate demilitarisation of the Kashmir region.
The news that the owners of a number of pro-Trump websites are Macedonians from the little town of Veles came as a surprise to many.
26 July 2016
"I'm angry that the money is used like a personal bank account. More angry at the fact that Malaysian Official #1 is an untouchable here."
The Australian government is to set up a Royal Commission to look into the shocking abuse of children in a Northern Territory youth detention centre.
An altercation involving President Salva Kiir and the Vice President Riek Machar, who have long been political rivals, swiftly unraveled into an armed conflict that lasted for several days.
Thanks to YouTube, almost half a century after it was first created, the Ukrainian cartoon series "How the Cossacks.." is making a global comeback.
For the first time in history, the Mixe, Mixteco, and Zapoteco populations will get licenses to operate a telecommunications network for indigenous communities to access cellular and Internet services.