Stories about Weblog from February, 2017
Known as "dekotora," hobbyists trick out their trucks with flashing neon lights, airbrushed murals and lots and lots of chrome.
Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-dominated nation, doesn't have a formal diplomatic relationship with Israel. That's bad news for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's flight crew.
"...we knew that the guerrillas or the paramilitaries were going to come in, so we all ran with mats, thermoses with sugar cane water, packages of saltine crackers..."
"Maldivians, today, are suffering the consequences of allowing political elites make decisions on our behalf without any accountability..."
"Mr Netanyahu’s policies consistently aim to provoke, intimidate and oppress the Palestinian population which increase that imbalance, thus taking Israel irretrievably further from peace..."
A soul/jazz/Haitian creole melody mashup by two accomplished female performers just in time for Women's History Month in March? What's not to love?
His sentence expires on May 17.
Critics say Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has engineered a police crackdown in Angola on an international private school.
Higher education in Puerto Rico finds itself in crisis following major budget cutbacks and a wave of resignations at the University of Puerto Rico.
"The whole theory that Radev is pro-Russia comes from his appeal to the EU to withdraw the sanctions against Moscow."
"I wanted to make it visible that there were girls skateboarding in India, even though the numbers could be counted on one hand at the time."
An award-winning photo by Luís Acosta shows the human side of Colombia's guerrilla fighters.
Almost six years after the regime's ousting, and despite having a constitution that grants all citizens the right to privacy, Tunisia's privacy law still do not meet international standards.
President Ilham Aliyev just made his wife First Vice President. What did your Valentine give you?
A high-profile footballer, a controversial travel ban and an Iranian stamp in a passport all converge to blow a simple visa issue out of proportion.
War veteran Miguel Savage says there are three ways to cope terrible suffering: “block everything out, play the victim, or embrace the pain and turn it into something positive.”
Almost three years ago, President Alexander Lukashenko suddenly realized that his country's weak sense of national identity was a serious problem. It's been odd times for Belarus ever since.
Hong Kong Police and Pro-Beijing Groups Protest After Court Convicts Officers of Assaulting Activist
"Police misconduct is not frightening as these are single cases. What's frightening is police wrongdoing can be justified by politics."
CNN broadcasts will now be freely available in Venezuela on YouTube — but what does it matter in the country with one of the slowest Internet connections in the region?
Local Language / Global Network: Designing Mobile Technology for Indigenous and Minority Language Users
Lessons from how Irish speakers are interacting with mobile technologies may provide insights for speakers of other minority and indigenous languages.
"#ThingsDineoShouldTakeWithHer...Corrupt politicians, sure we'll lose 10% of our population but it'll be worth it."