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28 August 2013

Stories from 28 August 2013

Campaigning for a Smoke-Free Southeast Asia

Review of several anti-smoking campaigns in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Plus an advisory from Philippine health authorities against the dangers of promoting e-cigarettes

Not a Single Liberian Student Passed This Year's University Admission Test

"No one in that country is even smart enough to cheat?" one shocked Twitter user asked.

Russia's Unpopular but “Necessary” Illegal Immigrant Camps

RuNet Echo

At the end of July, Moscow's Governor proposed a new detention center for illegal immigrants on a former military base near the Yegoryevsky district. Not everyone is thrilled.

Choosing ‘Exile’ Over Break-up, US Citizens Follow ‘Banned’ Spouses Abroad

Families tell their stories online through social media, where they also raise awareness about their cases and pressure US legislators to include their families in the much anticipated immigration reform.

Strike in Colombia Gains Momentum

Missing ‘Bar Heaven’ Patrons in Mexico Found Dead

The bodies of the missing youth from #BarHeaven have been uncovered in a secret grave in Mexico State.

Hong Kong: People Living in Cages