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· March, 2015

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Stories about English from March, 2015

31 March 2015

Yemen's No Fly Zone: Thousands of Yemenis are Stranded Abroad

Due to the No Fly Zone in Yemen, thousands of stranded Yemenis cannot return home and are stranded in airports around the world.

In Zambia, a Tomato Pushes Joblessness Center Stage

Zambia's unemployment rate is ranked 9th highest in Africa.

A Runaway Rhinoceros Rampages Through a Bazaar in Nepal

The country's Chitwan National Park, 28 miles from where the incident took place, is home to 503 rare one-horned rhinos.

Another Blogger Hacked to Death: Is Free Thinking Becoming Fatal in Bangladesh?

Advox

A young man named Oyasiqur Rahman Babu was killed in Bangladesh by religious fanatics in the second such incident in a month's time.

Myanmar Rural Villagers Share Their Development Plans Through Facebook

Rising Voices

"It is a valuable method because it identifies what the community truly needs, instead of what we think they might need.”

30 March 2015

Municipal Referendum to Preserve Skopje Shopping Centre Scheduled

An Interview with Anna Nemtsova About Being a Russian Journalist

Independent Russian journalist Anna Nemtsova talks to Global Voices about the assassination of Boris Nemtsov (no relation), Putin's recent unexplained disappearance, and censorship in Russia.

Revolutionary Extractivism in Bolivia?

Extractivism uses money (rents) from natural gas and mineral exports to improve public infrastructures and alleviate poverty through redistributive policies and has broad popular support in Bolivia.

Favianna Rodríguez: ‘Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers’

Favianna, the daughter of Peruvian migrants to the United States, now 36-years-old, is a force to be reckoned with.

China: Uyghur Couple Convicted of Violating “Abnormal Appearances” Rule for Wearing Beard, Burqa

Advox

The 38-year-old husband, member of China's Muslim minority Uyghur community, has been sentenced to six years in prison. Online reporting about the case has since been censored.

News and Search Websites Blocked in Yemen as Conflict Escalates

Advox

Several websites, some of which include content critical of the Houthi takeover in Yemen, have been blocked by Yemen's largest ISP.

Russian Journalists, You're Now Being Ranked in Real Time

RuNet Echo

A new online service launched that ranks Russian-language journalists according to the amount of social-media traffic their articles generate.

29 March 2015

Is This What UN Special Adviser on Yemen Has to Say on Current War: “? tmnoppbbnpbkpb”

#NigeriaDecides Their Country's Next President in Hotly Contested Race

The election commission extended voting into Sunday, March 29, 2015, due to technical problems in some parts of the country.

Open Letter to 60 Minutes Regarding Its Reporting on Africa

Community Tributes for Lee Kuan Yew Draw a Million People in Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore's founding Prime Minister who ruled the country for more than three decades.

27 March 2015

Russian Girls Show Conservative Beauty Contest Just How ‘Modest’ They Can Be

RuNet Echo

Almost immediately after the contest was announced, VKontakte users began criticizing the Parliamentary League’s decision to make modesty and headscarves the focus of its contest.

Omani Blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi Disappeared At UAE Border

Advox

Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi was detained while attempting to enter the United Arab Emirates by car from Oman, according to a statement released by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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