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24 March 2013

Stories from 24 March 2013

PHOTOS: Skis and Military Vehicles Battle Ukraine's Snowpocalypse

On March 22, Kyiv broke its monthly average of snow in just one day. While the authorities were combatting the weather, many Ukrainians united online to offer help and to...

Is President Carmona Trinidad and Tobago's Hope?

Last week, Trinidad and Tobago swore in its fifth President, retired high court judge Anthony Carmona. The new president's inaugural address, in which he vowed to “[hold] fast to the...

Central African Republic's Self-Declared President

Remembering the Tenth Anniversary of the War Against Iraq

Last week marked a decade since the then George W. Bush administration declared the war against Iraq, as part as his fight against terrorism. In the United States, netizens react.

Jamaica: The Female Image in Dancehall

Japan's Prime Minister On Your Smartphone

Myanmar: Who is Plotting the Meikhtila Riot?

For three days, riots raged in the town of Meikhtila in the Mandalay division of Myanmar. A curfew was imposed by the police after a group of people reportedly set...

Condom TV Spot Pulled in Kenya After Religious Outcry

A public service announcement promoting condom use to combat the spread of HIV in Kenya was recently pulled from the airwaves after the TV spot caused an uproar among the...

Hong Kong's Democrats Have Radical Plans

To pressure Beijing to grant Hong Kong genuine universal suffrage, democratic activists have begun discussing civil disobedience as a viable tactic .

The Return of China's First Lady

Reversing a streak decades long of low-profile presidential wives, Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan accompanied her husband, new President Xi Jinping, to Russia on his first foreign tour, marking a...