Stories about Photos from August, 2013
Elysium, a movie set in the year 2155 starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, attempts to offer an insight into the U.S. immigration system if comprehensive reform takes place
In reaction to burning churches, a little girl in Upper Egypt sketched this picture that brought tears to my eyes: pic.twitter.com/iymw3SF49R — daliaziada (@daliaziada) August 15, 2013 Egyptian women rights advocate Dalia Aziada posted this tweet after several Coptic churches were burnt across Egypt following a brutal military operation on August 14 2013, to clear...
Filipino activists are encouraging commuters and netizens to post "selfies" or self-portraits expressing opposition to train fare hikes.
Egyptian photojournalist Mosa'ab Elshamy was shot at, had a bullet fly over his shoulder, and had his equipment stolen as he ventured into Rabaa Al Adawiya today.
The US sent drones to kill unsuspecting Yemenis, referred to as "suspected militants" over Eid, the celebration the culminates the end of the holy month of fasting - Ramadhan.
What does the future hold for Puerto Rico's political status? The Caribbean island has been a U.S. territory—or colony, according to some—for more than a century.
The Red Wednesday movement is growing in Benin. Sinatou Saka explains why.
The head shaving event that aims to raise funds and promote awareness on childhood cancer attracted more than 6,000 participants.
Oil spill reached a popular tourist destination aside from causing marine pollution. Environment groups claimed there was little disclosure on the impact of the disaster
Artists Tanya Torres and Raquel Z Rivera host a dazzling artistic-musical "promise celebration" in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene in New York.
What do Cuban bloggers think about the United States' embargo against Cuba? Elaine Díaz tells us.
From its beautiful lakes and green Mediterranean coast to its health resorts and natural spas, more and more tourists are flocking to Slovenia.
Lambo T. reports [fr] on the website of La Gazette de La Grande Ile that Samifin [mg], the agency in charge of cleaning up the financial sector and combat transnational illegal operations in Madagascar has been suspended from the Egmont Group of financial intelligence units. Egmont is an international network that helps tracks...
Nadéra Bouazza explains what being “tchippée” [fr] means for french speaking black communities. Tchip is the sound one makes when he/she disapproves of the behavior/action of someone else (roughly similar to the “shaking my head” internet slang). The “Tchip” sound is used across most black communities and has become an internet meme:
Juan Arellano collects impressions of Abre Latam, an event on Open Data and transparency in Latin American governments that took place in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Former Prime Minister Ibrahima Boubacar Keita and challenger Soumaïla Cissé will face off in a second round of elections.
Complementary Bill 227, brought to an emergency vote in the senate, will give Brazil the power to economically exploit indigenous lands in the Amazon.
Bousso Dramé describes the ill treatment she received when obtaining a French visa in a widely circulated open letter.
The last time Amarildo was seen, military police were taking him from the Favela da Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, known as the largest slum in the world.