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30 May 2013

Stories from 30 May 2013

Turkmenistan's White Marble-Clad Capital

Turkmenistan already has a record-breaking president and ever-rising wheat harvests. But this is not enough for the oil-rich country. Don Croner reports that Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat, has recently been awarded a...

#SafeCityPledge: Indians Take a Stand Online for Women's Safety

A Twitter campaign has Indians flooding social media with personal promises to combat sexual harassment and sexism.

New Blog Celebrates Sri Lanka’s Diversity

Mixed Rice is a new blog, which aims to celebrate Sri Lanka's diversity and provide a platform for thoughtful discussions about the forces that threaten unity.

Journalists Fight Hired Hooligans and Police Indifference in Ukraine

May 18 was an eventful day in Ukraine's capital Kyiv. But of all the highlights of that day, only one incident - an attack on journalists that the police first...

New «Squadron» of Exorcists for the Archdiocese of Madrid

The Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, Monsignor Rouco Varela, is assembling a team of eight exorcists to address "the high demand from his parishioners for help in being freed from demonic...

VIDEO: Brazil's Police Intimidate Indigenous

Video [Audio and subtitles in Portuguese] recorded by the native Paygomuyatpu Mundurukku shows soldiers of the National Force verbally intimidating his tribe on the area of Belo Monte dam.

Workers Occupy Government Buildings in Mauritania

Blackout Mapping in Cambodia

A massive blackout in Cambodia has sparked online discussion about the country’s power supply situation. Citizens are demanding explanation about the recurring blackouts in recent months. Urban Voice, a crowdsourcing...

Chinese Motherland or Otherland?

The micro-blogger explained the meaning of otherland as: You thought it is motherland, in fact it is otherland; this country belongs to foreigners and those whose offsprings are living overseas....

Cheat.org: What's Wrong with Russia's Online Petitions?

The Russian government-sponsored initiative to increase public participation in policy making through a petition process, was met with suspicion even before its launch in April. Now, almost two months later,...

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