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30 May 2012

Stories from 30 May 2012

Kazakhstan: Where Central Asia's Bread Comes From

Tajikistan: Hospitals as “Machines for Sucking Money” out of Patients

Bhutan: Learning About A Stone Bath

Sri Lanka: Cast As A Mother

Iran: LGBT, an online reality?

Brazil: Questions Surrounding Rio's ‘Pacifying Police’ Units

The state government of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, has adopted a security policy based on the installation of Pacifying Police Units who tackle crime in favelas (shanty towns) but...

Lesotho: Peaceful Elections You Did Not Hear About

Lesotho, a tiny landlocked country in Southern Africa, held peaceful parliamentary elections on Sunday, but the polls drew very little mainstream media attention.

Greece: Citizens Protest Against Major TV Station

Bangladesh: Shawpno Rath – A School For Slum Children

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A group of young people have started a school 'Shawpno Rath' (Chariot of Dreams) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the aim of providing schooling to disadvantaged children. The group believes that...

Ethiopia: EPRDF’s Anniversary: What is There to Celebrate?

The Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) celebrated its 21st anniversary on 28 May. Some Ethiopians consider the day a ‘National Day’ while others see it as a day when one...

Iran: Top figure hails Facebook