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8 January 2017
Vovinam, a response to French occupation of Vietnam, is an explosive hybrid of older practices found across the southeast Asian country.
7 January 2017
Takhti’s opposition to the regime would also be his own undoing. On January 7, 1968, his lifeless body was found in a hotel room.
26 December 2016
16 December 2016
For bloggers in the Caribbean, “2016” has nearly become an obscenity. Adjectives now used to describe this "annus horribilis" include "sucky", "terrible" and "the worst".
17 November 2016
8 November 2016
3 November 2016
The members of the Global Voices core team tried to have a conversation about baseball, and this happened.
"Heena Sidhu pulls out of the Asian Airgun Championships in Iran because of a compulsory hijab rule. A ridiculous rule. And, a brave stance."
27 October 2016
It's too soon to know if this creature will make a good ambassador for Russia or the World Cup, but it's fair to say already that “Zabivaka” has gone viral.
22 October 2016
20 October 2016
“We don’t tell our parents that we play here. They think we go to a proper ground to play. If they know...they will not let us out to play."
Skateboarding isn't popular in South Africa, especially in black communities. As one young Zulu puts it, "We are skateboarders because we want to live a life which is good...and awesome."
7 October 2016
Despite his regular publicity on social media, Kadyrov still managed to shock people, when his three young sons appeared as participants in a recent mixed martial arts tournament in Grozny.
30 September 2016
"This unusual football field has proven that designing outside boundaries can help foster creativity used to develop these useful spaces."
"...culture and art and sport should be without boundaries and borders. These are the two areas which bring people together and encourage understanding of other cultures."
18 September 2016
"We cannot measure (or reward) human endeavour by money alone but withholding it sends a wrong message to society too."
12 September 2016
"It still amazes me to see these makeshift courts everywhere and anywhere and people of all ages playing – sometimes in only flip flops."
11 September 2016
"We will tell the youth to focus on sports and contribute to the nation. It's similar to the path shown to us by our heroes in their fight for independence."
30 August 2016
Saucy photos that would possibly force most politicians from office can't dent the love Jamaica feels for iconic sprinter Usain Bolt.
28 August 2016
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."