Stories about Good News from January, 2016
Grandma March Day, the Balkan Tradition of Exchanging Handmade Amulets
Balkan countries have joined forces to preserve the custom and push for its inclusion on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.
Mexico’s Supreme Court Hands Indigenous Peoples Landmark Victory in Media Representation
The highest court in Mexico declares Article 230 of the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law to be unconstitutional for discriminating against indigenous languages.
Salt and Loathing in St. Petersburg
What has in the past helped defeat French legions and German divisions is also an ordinary concern for Russians. Usually, there's little cause for celebration, when considering the Russian winter.
Get a Glimpse of Life in ‘Fair Japan’
Japanophiles, rejoice! Many amazing images of the country can be found in the New York Public Library's digital image archive, now in the public domain.
Two Separate Acts of Kindness Demonstrate the Best of Humanity in Peru
"Thanks, Brando, because without knowing you weren't just returning a wallet... you were returning hope to the country!!"
The Internet Helps an Unknown Brazilian Footballer Beat Messi to Win a FIFA Award
Wendell Lira didn’t have a club to play for when he was nominated for the most beautiful goal of 2015. But thanks to the Internet, he turned things around.
Indians and Pakistanis Hope to Take Their Countries From Rivals to Friends
"India and Pakistan are sister nations.. We have so much in common.. A united India-Pakistan will be better for everyone :)"
Japan Celebrates the Spectacular Images of a Volcanic Island Being Born
A volcano south of Japan is providing spectacular images of a new island's slow creation.
Young Innovator From Somalia's Puntland Builds Vehicles of Hope
"To keep him busy I used to give him some plastic items and ask him to assemble them. I guess that’s how all these wonderful inventions began."
Online Cultural Hub ‘Voces Étnicas’ Seeks to Revitalize Indigenous Customs in Mexico
Voces Étnicas is a platform that promotes the traditions and practices of Mexico's indigenous nations and communities through video, memes and an online library of legends, poems and stories.
Afghanistan's National Football Team the Pride of a Nation, Even in Defeat
"Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai watched @SAFFSuzukiCup #football match from his home sitting on a mattress with green tea."