Stories from 17 January 2014
The Ukrainian parliament has passed a law that openly restricts free speech, peaceful protest and free communications in the country, leaving citizens and journalists outraged.
Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Director, plus 9 others, for his work on 'Gravity'.
Iconic freedom fighter Patrice Émery Lumumba was the first democratically elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was executed 53 years ago.
The town of Manado in Indonesia was hit by a massive flashflood and landslide that displaced more than 40,000 residents. The landslide reportedly buried dozens of cars and passengers.
Russia’s leading anti-corruption blogger, Alexey Navalny, is making waves again with his latest online work, a series of allegations against Maxim Liksutov, the head of Moscow’s department of transportation.
Nigeria has arrested dozens of gay men under the country's new anti-gay law, Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, signed by President Goodluck Jonathan on January 7, 2014.
In this episode of GV Face we speak to Saksith Saiyasombut, a Thai political blogger based in Germany, our Thailand author Aim Sinpeng & SE Asia Editor Mong Palatino.
As 'Bangkok Shutdown' campaign enters its fifth day, Thais from other parts of the country are asking Bangkok protesters to respect their vote and participate in the coming elections
President Putin delivered two New Year's addresses in 2013 -- one for Russia's Far East, and another for the rest of the country.
After a particularly ear-splitting Christmas season, animal rights activists have begun an online campaign advocating for a permanent ban on what many deem to be illegal fireworks.