Stories from 25 February 2014
Iranians who once staged mass protests against their own regime were reminded of a revolution that eluded them in 2009.
"Can't understand support for #Uganda's #antigaybill! You can't impose your ideas of sexuality on others. No one said you must be gay!"
The satirical website FakeJamaica shares fictitious breaking news about the Vybz Kartel murder trial: The Jury returned a verdict of not guilty. The…defendant’s lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson…based a significant portion of the defense’s case on the idea that Adijah Palmer cannot be held responsible for anything that his musical persona does.
Biti is the secretary general for Movement for Democratic Change, led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
A journalist who quoted Vladimir Lenin in criticizing state-appointed, docile intellectuals in Tajikistan has been ordered by court to pay over 6,000 US dollars in "moral damage".
A full month since President-elect Hery Rajaonarimampianina took position as the new head of state in Madagascar, there are still no indication who the new prime minister will be and what government he/she will assemble. Ma-Laza argues that the main issue is not really the identity of the prime minister but...
Guzmán, named one of the world's most powerful people by Forbes magazine, had been in a maximum security prison in Mexico, but ran away under suspicious circumstances in 2001.
Women who support the government of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro took to the streets on Saturday, February 22, to demand an end to the violence that has been sweeping the country as protests continue. Photographer Jesus Gil shared photos of the demonstration on Demotix: The day before the march, Andreína...
In the blog Panfleto Negro [es], John Manuel Silva and Emiliana Duarte are keeping a list of confirmed deaths from the ongoing protests taking place in Venezuela. The list -originally in Spanish- has been translated into English, German, Italian and French.
An article in Peru's penal code was modified to allow police and the military to use lethal force against protestors. Activist Elmer Campos Álvarez lives to tell the story.
This video report by Sonia Narang for The World originally appeared on PRI.org on February 23, 2014 and is republished as part of a content sharing agreement. Januka Rasaeli lives in a rural village in Nepal, where women do strenuous chores all day long. Heavily pregnant, she worries her work...
Forget the cold relief, time for the cure. Blogworld's Nicolette Bethel turns to “bush medicine” for healing.
A day after a tiny news items titled, “Saudi Arabia ‘seeking Pakistani arms for Syrian rebels” appeared in Pakistani newspapers, political blogger Ahsan Butt posts a provocative piece warning Pakistan's foreign policymakers against tiptoeing into Syria's affairs. In “This is not our war (Syria Edition)” on the Five Rupees Blog, Ahsan...
As a futile gesture of defiance Russian protesters brought several tires to a Moscow protest against political prisoners.
While civil society activists in Zambia are demanding a people-driven constitution, Zambian President Michael Sata mocked them by asking if anyone had ever seen an animal-driven constitution.
In anticipation of her J'ouvert experience at this year's Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, Tillah Willah explores why the opening of the festival holds so many truths for her.