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1 October 2013

Stories from 1 October 2013

How is Lebanon Dealing with the Massive Influx of Syrian Refugees?

Lebanon is now home to about one million Syrian refugees - or around a quarter of its own population. Here's a snippet on how some of them are faring in...

Spain Is Not Very Happy

According to a study by the Carlos III University in Madrid, Spaniards rank 49th out of 112 countries in happiness .

Video: Anti-fascist Solidarity from Turkey to Greece

Breaking Taboos: Tunisians Speak Up Against Homophobia

#TnGay took the Tunisian Twittersphere by storm. Ahmed Medien shares with us what netizens think of homosexuality in Tunisia.

Chilean Singer Ana Tijoux Raps Against TPP

The 16-year-old Saudi who is Fighting in Syria

On Twitter, Saudi Reema al-Jourish celebrates her son Moath al-Hamili, 16, joining the Jihadists in Syria. Netizens react.

Tajik Children in Russia “Should Go to School”

Tajikistan: Voters Are Entitled to Know if Candidates are ‘Full’ or ‘Hungry’

“Without Papers You Are Nobody” in Kyrgyzstan

#EauSecours: The Hashtag Poking Fun at Water Shortage in Dakar, Senegal

‘Mainstream Media Isn't Enough': The Rise of Brazilian Media Collective Nigeria

Pedro Rocha of media collective Coletivo Nigéria tells about the experience producing the documentary "Vandalism" about Brazil's Vinegar Revolt protests earlier this year.

What Singapore Can Learn from Myanmar

Democracy icon Suu Kyi says rich Singapore can learn from Myanmar's 'relaxed way of life' and 'warmer and closer relationships'.

Abuse, Low Wages and Little Freedom: The Life of Hong Kong's Foreign Maids

The case of Indonesian maid Kartika Puspitasari, who was assaulted and tortured by her employers has thrust the terrible living conditions of Hong Kong's foreign maids into the spotlight.

Dark Humor Reigns As Russia's Winter Olympics City Floods

RuNet Echo

Sochi was hit by massive flooding last week, just as the International Olympic Committee wrapped up its final inspection visit. Videos of the storm's damage soon inundated the Russian Internet.