Stories from 21 August 2013
The "Mapuche conflict", which refers to the ongoing clashes between the Chilean state and the Mapuche indigenous communities, has seen an escalation of violence recently.
Skin-bleaching products are a multi-million dollar industry in India, where fair skin is believed to be a precursor to success and dark skin is viewed as ugly.
Known for political cartoons drawn with simple strokes and acidic humor, cartoonist Carlos Latuff believes he is in danger due to his recent jabs at the military police.
Hate crime? Lynching? Or just another murder? Bloggers continue to discuss the killing of Jamaican transgender teen Dwayne Jones, and what it means for the country's homophobic reputation.
A newspaper has revealed the special status that protected the Tanzania's historical structures was revoked in 2007 to make way for development.
The secessionists believe that Zambia's Western Province, which they call by its its pre-colonial name, Barotseland, is an independent state.
Horrible footage of dying (and dead) children are plastered across social media, calling for the world to break its silence on the atrocities being committed against civilians in Syria.
Tropical storm Trami struck the Philippines and caused massive flooding in Manila and nearby provinces. More than half a million persons were affected by the storm