Stories about English from May, 2018
"The lesson here is to distrust reports from Ukraine."
"People love Late King Birendra. People love beer, too! So how and why does naming a beer “Birendra” offend people and hurt their sentiments?"
‘We'll find you and hang you': Russian bloggers threatened for their efforts at doxxing pro-government Cossacks
"It all started with some attempts at hacking the Telegram bot, and then some pretty real threats started pouring in."
"Why are Africans from north of the Sahara sometimes not considered definitively 'African'?"
"It has become quite obvious that the government of Fiji has continued to charge people with sedition to suppress freedom of speech and also political dissent."
The protests demanding justice in the death of 21-year-old David Dragičević have spread throughout Bosnia and its diaspora.
Human rights advocates say security forces are extrajudicially killing those suspected of drug crimes.
"My Constitution...ensures my right to protest. It ensures my right to life,livelihood,safe and healthy environment. #Thoothukkudi exposes the barbaric assault on these rights."
Russian anti-corruption activists are jailed for ‘inciting riots’ based on their tweets and retweets
"...here goes another 'organizing a rally by retweet.' Looks like this time they’re just locking up everyone."
Sabika Sheikh, the Pakistani student slain in US school shooting, had wanted to bridge the two countries
"...she said...'I want to learn the American culture and I want America to learn the Pakistan culture and I want us to come together and unite,'" her host mother recalled.
While the time living together surely dawns a sense of peace among the two peoples, complete harmony is still not present in certain aspects of life.
"This is the last clean place where we can take our kids to swim"
Sairoun’s win demonstrates that Iraqis don't have to vote strictly on ethno-sectarian lines and future politicians will need to do more to impress voters.
"These are the principles that have now evolved after much pain and argument in most modern democracies and Malaysia would do well to join them."
Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.
"Citizenship is all I need to heal the scar of not belonging."
An investigation by Macedonia's Nova TV has uncovered strong financial and ownership ties between a number of Macedonian right-wing news outlets and associates of Hungary's ruling party.
"I rather lose my position than to bow my head."
Tech companies' one-size-fits-all approach to bot-hunting seems to have dragged a number of innocent victims in its nets.
"Who were those self-proclaimed “citizens” and why did the police officers present turn a blind eye when they attacked?"