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· October, 2017

Stories about Good News from October, 2017

Japan's Largest Diwali Celebration Featured Food, Dancing and a Naan Flatbread Mascot

Thanks to increasing ties between the two countries, the number of Indians living in Japan has increased over the past two decades to at least 28,000.

Iraqis Call on Government to Assist Humanitarian's Art-Based Orphanage

"The government should help him build a complete foundation because these children are the future of Iraq and they deserve to feel safe."

A Macedonian Comic Strip Encourages Women to Pursue Computer Programming Careers

Neta, a comic strip about a young woman who works as software engineer, has become a fixture of Macedonian tech culture.

Ukrainian Wikipedia Awards National Winners of ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest

The Ukrainian part of the global competition featured 356 participants, some 15,000 photos and over 1,860 natural heritage subjects.

In Nepal, Every Dog Has Its Day—and That Day Is Called Kukur Tihar

"Reverence to every creature is the basic norms of Hindu mythology. Today is the day of Dog in Nepal. Happy 'Kukur Tihar' (Dog worshiping)"

The World’s First ‘EleFriendly Bus’ Curtails Human-Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka

The human-elephant conflict has reduced by 80% since the Elefriendly Bus started running. In the first seven months, the number of conflicts fell from 83 to 21.

‘The Eurovision Baby Has Arrived': Macedonian Contestant Jana Burceska Gives Birth to Daughter

The then-unmarried Burceska had revealed she was pregnant in her Eurovision introductory video. The move was controversial in her home country Macedonia, which has become quite conservative in recent decades.

Will India’s Blood Banks Benefit From Facebook’s New Blood Donor Registration Feature?

"Becoming a blood donor on Facebook is like feeding the poor by forwarding food pictures on WhatsApp."

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