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8 August 2013

Stories from 8 August 2013

Ethiopian Muslims Arrested, Beaten During Eid al-Fitr Protests

In the latest aggressive move against the country's Muslims, police cracked down on Ethiopian Muslims peacefully protesting during the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

Kuryente: Philippine Electricity App

Experimental Artists Pay Homage to Mary Magdelene with Puerto Rican Flair

Artists Tanya Torres and Raquel Z Rivera host a dazzling artistic-musical "promise celebration" in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene in New York.

United States Embargo Breaks Into the Intimate Lives of Cubans

What do Cuban bloggers think about the United States' embargo against Cuba? Elaine Díaz tells us.

PHOTOS: Rediscovering Slovenia, Treasured Vacation Spot of the Balkans

From its beautiful lakes and green Mediterranean coast to its health resorts and natural spas, more and more tourists are flocking to Slovenia.

Protsahan, Encouraging Girls Through the Arts in India

The young innovators of Protasahan aren't expecting governments alone to make gender equality a reality in India. This post belongs to a series exploring post-2015 ideas for development.

Explaining Chinese Tourists’ Assault on Wildlife

Skype and Other Voice Over IP Banned in Comoros

Bangladesh Housing Project Flattens Flora and Fauna in Gazipur

The development near capital Dhaka destroyed the greenery and the ecology of 1,600 acres of agricultural lands, forests and water bodies.

Moscow Police Round Up Migrants in “Concentration Camps”

RuNet Echo

After last week’s police raids on outdoor markets throughout Moscow, thousands of allegedly illegal migrants have been detained and placed in makeshift camps.

People's Daily: “Constitutionalism” Essentially Is a Weapon of Public Opinion War

Talking with the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Co-Winner, Sharon Millar

Sharon Millar, blogger, gardener, writer and co-winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, talks about her inspiration, her identity and how blogging helped jump start her fiction writing.

Public Transit Strike Paralyzes Paraguay

The strike left some 700,000 transit users without access to their primary mode of transportation. A protest has been called in reaction to the demands by the transport owners' association.