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2013

Stories from 2013

9 Things the Russian Government Says Are “Gay Propaganda”

Russian state censors have revised the criteria for identifying information online that supposedly endangers minors. One new report tries to clarify the definition of "gay propaganda."

China's Southern Media Group Turns Back on Anti-Censorship Supporters

The newspaper issued testimony that supports the prosecution of activists who took part in an anti-censorship protest in support of the paper.

An Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

South Korea: Reason Behind Movie ‘The Attorney's Box Office Smash

What It's Like Growing Up In The Maldives?

PHOTOS: 100,000 South Koreans Protest Election Scandal, Labor Clampdown

Some observers called the massive protests evidence that public anger has reached a boiling point.

Colombia: 60 Unfading Phrases of 2013

Vladimir Milov “On Khodorkovsky”

Vladimir Milov is an energy sector expert and former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation. RuNet Echo translates his reaction to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release from prison last week.

PHOTOS: Humans of Portugal

Meet some of the faces and stories of humans who live in Portugal - or happen to be passing by.

Rebuilding Schools in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyuan in Bantaya, Philippines

PHOTOS: Humans of Comoros, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands

Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The Mascarene region also has plenty of great portraits to offer.

The Islamic Caliphate Car Number Plates Come to Syria

Photos of Colossal Protests in South Korea

Lebanon: Don't Drink and Drive

Six Killed in Lebanon Blast Targeting ex-Minister

At least six people died, and many more were wounded, in a blast that targeted former Lebanese Finance Minister Mohamed Chatah in downtown Beirut.

Syrian Photographer Hamid Khatib Evades Death to Capture Life

“There is no Hamid the photographer without the revolution. Hopefully there will still be one when the revolution ends.”

Celebrating Christmas (Bara Din) in Bangladesh

7 Good News Stories From Yemen You Probably Haven't Heard

Amidst all the sad and violent news coming out of Yemen, we managed to dig out a few news items that you might have missed.

Brazilian Ruralists Hold ‘Auction for Resistance’ Against Indigenous Land Claims

An auction in Mato Grosso do Sul raised one million Brazilian reals for armed security on farms "against indigenous occupations. Ruralists claimed the funds would not finance a militia.

PHOTOS: Humans Of South Asia

"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."

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