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19 April 2017
"Two years ago..there wasn't yet talk of people searching for food in the trash. Now, they not only look for it, but fight over it."
"This is a ridiculous and oppressive order but I don't want any innocent people being targeted just because they follow my journalism," wrote former Reuters journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall.
18 April 2017
The Missing Maps project combines the work of volunteers contributing remotely, on-the-ground community leaders, and humanitarian organizations.
Years ago, officials planned to decommission the Meethotamulla garbage dump and convert it into a “beautiful place.” But it never happened and now locals find themselves confronting their worst fears.
Kazakhstan's veteran leader suddenly seems to think the country's long-planned transition to a Latin alphabet is very pressing indeed. The country's social media users want to know why.
17 April 2017
‘Children Were Dying Everywhere': A Syrian Videographer Recounts the Al Rashideen Explosion That Killed Over 100
Abd Alkader Habak appears in a photo that was widely shared on social media in which he is running with an injured child in his arms. Here is what happened.
Nyanzi's story has become a rallying opportunity for Ugandans who oppose the Musveni government.
"If I go back to Saudi Arabia, I will be dead. Please help me, I am recording this video to help me and know that I am real and here."
"Removal of the 1932 plaque is an ironic reminder that Thais may have ended absolute monarchy in 1932 but absolute dictatorship exists today," wrote a Twitter user.
16 April 2017
"In Hebei, where people believe in the planned economy, how can they attract and embrace alternative [people] who go against the establishment?"
Lebanon's King of Comedy Is on a Global Mission to Make Everyone Laugh at the Same Joke. It's Working.
When Nemr About Nassar told his Arab dad he was going to become a comedian, his response was, "You want to become a clown?"
15 April 2017
If you want to go backcountry skiing in Afghanistan, Bamyan is the place.
In this first article we present a summary of the series "To eat better", which follows Paraguayans fighting for the right to adequate food and responsible use of land.
14 April 2017
They blasted the country's president, historical and present-day inequality, and the rating agencies themselves after S&P Global Ratings and Fitch downgraded South Africa.
When a Japanese private school was caught making racist and nationalistic remarks, the ensuing scandal started a national conversation about the relevance of a pre-war imperial edict on education.
"Why would we want Gibraltar, if we can't already exit a roundabout driving on the right imagine us on the opposite side!!!"
Protests in Italy Save Hundreds of Ancient Trees on the Chopping Block for Gas Pipeline Construction
The olive trees are not only essential to many people's livelihoods, but also beloved by local residents.