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25 October 2013

Stories from 25 October 2013

Tipaimukh Dam -A Threat To Nature And Native Culture

The Tipaimukh Dam in the Indian state of Manipur, has been planned for flood control and hydroelectric power production. However, In Search For Greener Partures blog reports that this dam...

How Women Can Stay Safe In India

The crimes against women are on the rise in India. Writer and blogger Shilpa Garg provides some tips on how women can stay alert and safe.

Race Against Time for Ill Former Samsung Workers in South Korea

Samsung employees suffering from work-related illnesses face an uphill legal battle for recognition and compensation. Recently, there has been some positive developments.

GV Face: Everything You Need to Know About #SudanRevolts

We talk with our Sudan author Usamah M, and Magdi ElGizouli, author of the influential blog Still Sudan, and ask them if this is the next Arab Spring.

VIDEO: Angola's Kuduro as an Urban Phenomenon

A new film on Angola's frenetic music genre and dance, Kuduro (literally ‘hard ass’), follows the steps of some of the key figures that have helped this popular style turn into an...

Madagascar On Tenterhooks As Election Proceeds

After an eventful election day, citizens in Madagascar feverishly await the polling results.

Wearing Putin's Insult as the Badge of Honor

The Greenpeace activists locked up in Murmansk may be suffering the worst luck of anyone in the ongoing scandal surrounding Russia's Arctic drilling, but they aren't the only ones hurting.

What Has Nairobi Tech Hub Achieved?

Erik Hersmann explains what iHub, a technology hub in Nairobi, has achieved in its three and a half years of existence: [T]he iHub started in March 2010, so it’s been...

Portugal Says “Thank You Troika”, Really?

Subverting the discourse of austerity, a protest was held in Lisbon earlier this week to “thank” the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission for the ongoing measures to...

VIDEO: “Myths and Murals” of East Timor

East Timorese and Australian artists have come together to reflect and create around Myths and Murals, “promoting a common sense of national identity through art and story and collaborative strategies for engagement”....

Bahrain: More Tear Gas Than People

With a total population of 1.3 million, Bahrain plans to purchase 1.6m canisters of tear gas. Here's how a group of activists plan to stop the shipment from South Korea.

Hong Kong: Rainbow Color on a Landmark Building

The Guardian's (Mis)guide To Japanese Sex Trends

"Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships," said The Guardian. "Millions aren't...dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex." Not so fast, said Japanese netizens.

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