Stories about Weblog from May, 2015
31 May 2015
A project that was virtually unknown a few years back with monthly page views in the low thousands recorded 8,08,834 page views in March 2015 alone.
Ancient Syrian antiques, looted from ISIS controlled areas, are being peddled on Facebookand sold on the black market for millions.
Sixteen children have died in Israel since 2008 as a result of being accidentally left in closed cars. One chef drives the message home by cooking pizza in a car.
People in Karnali region of Nepal leave their villages in search for the caterpillar-fungus fusion known as the Himalayan Viagra that is more expensive than gold.
One soldier prepared to kill a critically wounded enemy three decades ago, but spared him when he saw photos of the man's family. They met by chance decades later.
"What I see is Ma’s fear as a male leader of increasing female power, having already made so much money from women."
30 May 2015
The list is reserved for nations that, according to the US government, repeatedly provide support for international acts of premeditated, politically motivated violence against non-combatants.
From acres of sheeting to miles of twine, farms use billions of pounds of plastic each year. What can we do to reduce the impact?
Pakistani-American Aizzah Fatima has brought her one-woman play to all sorts of venues in recent years. Even the play's title offends some. It's called: Dirty Paki Lingerie.
29 May 2015
Four players from the Buenos Aires football club River Plate were attacked by fans with pepper spray during a match against their bitter rivals, Boca Juniors.
Those enslaved in the American South weren't merely victims, but people who succeeded against the odds, say descendants of slaves sold at an historic auction campaigning to reclaim that dignity.
About 90 percent of the workforce in the factory are contractuals or temporary workers. The striking workers were violently dispersed by goons reportedly hired by the company.
"Now wicked people have taken control and good people are in jail."
In May 1911, during the Mexican Revolution, half the population of the Chinese community in the town of Torreón were killed by an enraged mob.
The Peshawar School for Peace, which was inaugurated on 6 May 2015, aims to promote interfaith harmony, girls' education and social cohesion. Global Voices spoke with those behind the school.
There was also a video featuring a popular local puppet as he spent a night in jail with Jack Warner, a Trinidadian former FIFA vice president who was indicted.
The football organization votes for president on Friday. On Twitter, leading football figures and sports officials weighed in on the FIFA arrest scandal using the hashtag #FIFAArrests.
The questionnaire seems to be more of a tool to influence public opinion than to weigh it. Civil society organizations are speaking out against the government's rhetoric.
Lullabies are universal in that it helps babies connect to language while providing soothing sounds for sleep. Explore lullabies from around the world.
28 May 2015
Resistance by Peruvian farmers to the planned Tía María mining operation has increased in the last few weeks. Here is some background on the origins of the conflict.