Stories from 22 July 2013
Chile: Firewood Prohibition Decree Freezes Temuco
Residents of Temuco, Chile, have protested an emergency decree that bans the use of firewood to provide heating in the middle of the winter.
Football Player Dies During a Match in Peru
Five minutes before the end of a game between the football teams Real Garcilaso and Sporting Cristal, 18-year-old Sporting Cristal player Yair José Clavijo suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away. Sporting Cristal's medical team tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him at the field of the Municipal Stadium in Urcos, in...
PHOTO: South Koreans Protest Against the Secret Agency Scandal
Another round of protests against the state secret agency's electioneering have erupted in South Korea over the past weekend. @wsjfree posted a nice roundup of protest photos on Storify.
Zambia: What Comes After Universal Primary Education?
As the 2015 deadline for achieving UN Millenium Development Goals approaches, Zambian students climb a steep education ladder.
Visit to Israel Gets Filmmaker “Cleansed” from Iran's Cinema Museum
Mohsen Makhmalbaf accepted an invite to the Jerusalem Film Festival in the name of peace, courting controversy in his native Iran.
Turkmenistan's Internet Blues
Cyber-optimism is is in short supply in repressive Turkmenistan, and it is not difficult to see why.
Fukushima: No Place Like Home
‘No Time for Anger [de]’, a visualization journal by a team of Swiss media reporter and designers, illustrates Fukushima two years after the triple catastrophe of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami followed by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011. Fearing radiation, some residents sought evacuation to other areas...
Violence Against Children Rampant in India's Kerala
Five-year-old Shafiq, who is fighting for his life after being tortured by his parents, is the latest horrific case of child abuse in the state of Kerala.
Is the Man Who Bombed Beijing's Airport a Terrorist or Victim?
A man in a wheelchair, who claims he is paralyzed as the result of cruel beatings by police officers in 2005, set off a homemade bomb in Beijing's airport.
PHOTO: Fishing in the Polluted Waters of Manila Bay
A fisherman at work on the polluted waters of Manila Bay against the backdrop of the Manila skyline. According to government statistics, fisherfolk comprise the poorest sector in the Philippines