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8 August 2011

Stories from 8 August 2011

Bangladesh: Fatwa Violence Still Exists

Should Thailand Raise the Minimum Wage?

One of the campaign promises of newly elected Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Pheu Thai Party was to double Thailand’s minimum wage. The new pay scale will be implemented...

Sri Lanka: A Queue of 3,500 Job-Seekers

Haiti: Hurricanes Only Part of the Problem

Cuba: Attacks on Activists

Global: Tracking Teacher Strikes and Protests

Trinidad & Tobago: Love, Freedom & Humanity

St. Lucia: Earthquake Hits, No Injuries Reported

Barbados: Rihanna Helps Barbados’ Profile

Barbados: Social Media to Help Fight Crime?

Côte d'Ivoire: Abidjan in Mourning After Tragic Bus Accident

Friday, August 5, was a tragic day for the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire. A bus transporting passengers in the capital city Abidjan, plunged off a bridge into the...

Mexico's ‘Train of Death’

Thousands of Central American migrants risk their lives to hop on top of moving freight trains going from southern Mexico to northern destinations along the US border. A new documentary...

China: Taxi Drivers and Railway Workers on Strike

A new wave of strikes are taking place in China. This time it is not among rural migrant workers working in sweatshops, but among drivers and employees in the urban...

Colombia: The Abortion Debate

Chile: Families March for Education Reform

Guatemala: Campaign Violence

Zimbabwe: Will a Big Brother Winner Unite a Divided Country?

The Big Brother Africa reality marathon is now over. However, there are mixed views about which of the two Zimbabwean contestants deserved to win. The Zimbabwean chap who took home...

Trinidad & Tobago: Newspaper Prints “Private” Facebook Comments

In a follow-up story in June about threatening emails to journalists allegedly sent from the home of the Prime Minister's advisor, The Trinidad Express quoted from a private Facebook discussion...

Cameroon: Alcohol consumption, a cultural phenomenon

Number of North Korean Defectors Surges In Thailand