Stories about Good News from June, 2014
It's Official: Puerto Rico's First Openly Lesbian Judge Has Been Appointed to the Supreme Court
While some deny that her sexual orientation is relevant, others insist that it plays a fundamental role in what she can bring to the table.
A Masked Superhero Is Riding Around This Colombian City and Feeding the Hungry
He is known as Super Pan (Super Bread, in English), and he gives bread to those who need it in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga.
How a Local Newspaper in India Is Empowering Rural Women to Write About Their Communities
Khabar Lahariya is an award-winning rural weekly newspaper published in local languages and run by 40 women. We spoke with editorial coordinator Poorvi Bhargava to find out more.
This Street in Bangladesh Has a Colorful World Cup Celebration to Rival Brazil
Bangladesh didn't qualify to play in the tournament, but the country's football fans have caught World Cup fever nonetheless.
Kyrgyzstan's First Full Length Animation to be Released
Neweurasia.net report on the upcoming release of Kyrgyzstan's first animated film, Aku, drawn by Tolgobek Koichumanov. Judging by the trailer Koichumanov's illustrations will offer the perfect introduction to Kyrgyzstan, capturing both the republic's startlingly beautiful nature as well as the less startlingly beautiful aesthetic of its capital city, Bishkek. According...
French Startup Companies Want to Make Your Home Smarter
Want a smart thermostat to control your home's heating? Or one that is hooked up to the Internet and measures your home's concentration of CO2? French start-ups are on it.
Syrian Man Turns Artillery into Art
Douma, Syria-based artist Akram Abu al-Fawz turns missile and rocket shells into art objects and ornaments.
Celebrations Take Over Chile Following its Historic Triumph Over Spain
Chileans all over the country celebrated their victory over Spain in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. From Arica to Antarctica, we've compiled photos from Twitter of the celebrations.
Bermuda to Get Public Access to Information Law
Premier Dunkley has announced that [the] Public Access to Information law will be operational by April, 2015. That’s 5 years after the law was passed, and 12 years after the topic was first introduced. Vexed Bermoothes thinks better late than never.
44,000 Malagasy Children Die Every Year for Lack of Care. How Can We Stop It?
Children's healthcare is dismal in Madagascar, but some organizations are doing their best to change this terrible reality.
Meet Valentin Agon, Pioneer of Local Cures Against Infectious Diseases in Benin
Valentin Agon is the creator of the Api-Palu pill, a locally produced remedy based on endemic plants. He was just awarded [fr] the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Award for his new product against malaria. Pascal Hounkpatin reports for La Presse du Jour: De la cueillette des feuilles au produit fini (gélules...
INTERVIEW: Taking a Closer Look at ‘Boteros,’ Havana's Private Taxi Drivers
The project "Boteros of Havana" shows how day-to-day life can bring out interesting stories in journalism.
Trinidadian Writer Makes Frank O'Connor Award Longlist
Repeating Islands notes that Trinidadian writer Barbara Jenkins has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for her book Sic Transit Wagon, adding: “The shortlist of six will be announced at the end of the week.”
This Boy of Zambian Origin Is the First Student to Become a Microsoft Certified Professional
A fifteen year old boy of Zambian origin has wowed the world of information and communication technology (ICT) by becoming one of the youngest Microsoft Technology Associates (MTA) in Europe.
What Does Puerto Rico's First Out-and-Proud Supreme Court Nominee Mean For LGBT Rights?
Maite Oronoz Rodríguez has become the first openly lesbian woman to be nominated for the position of justice on the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. .
Rehabilitation & Re-integration in Jamaica
When you observe the discipline and care of these Jamaicans, it is a call to never give up on anyone, especially those who have paid their debt to society and deserve a second chance. Jean Lowrie-Chin visits the Horizon Park Remand Centre and blogs about the creative talent of prison...