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10 March 2014

Stories from 10 March 2014

VIDEO: T20 Cricket World Cup Theme Song Flash Mobs

Bangladesh is hosting the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup and the fever is catching on among cricket-loving Bangladeshis. The official song of the 2014 tournament, “Char Chokka Hoi Hoi”, has...

European Union Publishes Comprehensive Survey of Violence Against Women

Nordic countries are among those with the highest survey rates of violence against women: Denmark (52%), Finland (47%) and Sweden (46%).

Our Berlin Wall in Syria

"Syrian Students for a better future" is a blog by Syrian scholarship students, who share their homesickness, hopes, doubts, worries, optimism and wishes for a better Syria.

Syrian Families Host Expensive Fancy Dress Party as War Rages On

A sumptuous party held in Damascus in November 2013 was a shock for many Syrians to have an expensive party while the daily killing machine was in full gear.

Fathers in the Caribbean Have to Fight to See the Birth of Their Kids

Fathers are still routinely denied the right to witness the birth of their children in Trinidad and Tobago and many other Caribbean territories.

PHOTOS: ‘Theyyam’ Festival of Gods in India's Kerala

With its wild drum beats and enchanting dances, the folklore festival of Theyyam takes over more than a thousand temples every year beginning in November.

El Salvador Second Round Election Too Close to Call

Salvadorans went to the polls on Sunday, March 9 to vote in a run-off presidential election, but results are so close that both candidates have declared themselves winners and the...

Peru Considers Eliminating Environmental Impact Studies for Oil Exploration

The announcement by the Minister of Energy and Mines that oil exploration activities would no longer require environmental impact studies has surprised Peruvian environmentalists. Experts are mostly against it.

The Role of Portuguese-Language Community Radio in Australia and East Timor

For 2014 World Radio Day, we spoke with Manuel Ribeiro, one of the voices of the programme "Portuguese Voice", broadcast for the Portuguese community in Australia.

A Slogan on March 8 Anti-Nuke Protest in Taiwan

In the anti-nuke protest on March 8, 2014, a demonstrator promoting marriage equality held a sign saying: “Why can 23 millions citizens in Taiwan decide whether we can get married...

8 Things You Can Do With a Mango

Kenyan blogger Yoga David shows you 8 amazing things you can do with a mango: This is the mango fruit season where mango enthusiasts live for this summery fruit. Maybe...

Two-Year Anniversary of Kony 2012 Campaign

March 5, 2014 marked two-year anniversary of KONY 2012 campaign: Two years ago today we started a campaign called KONY 2012. It was an experiment to see if the world...

Eritrean Literary Giant Talks About Tigrinya Oral Poetry

Blogger Issayas interviews Solomon Tsehaye, eritre's leading poet. after the release of his latest work on massé and melqes, oral poetry genres in Eritrea. Solomon Tsehaye is the man who...

China's Tencent to Step Up Competition With JD.com Stake

The move is widely viewed as a strategic collaboration to shore up the two parties against their common competitor Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company.

Tech Talent and Expat Bubbles in Kenya

White African discusses tech talent and expat bubbles in Kenya: Say you are a Kenyan web designer living in Seattle, do you think anyone cares that you came from Kenya?...

TZHhiphop – Necessary Noise in Tanzanian Music Scene

TZhiphop is a project that promotes Tanzanian hip hop online: We are the necessary noise in Bongo’s music scene advocating for Tanzanian Hip Hop. This project is focusing on reconnecting...

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