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20 April 2014

Stories from 20 April 2014

Syrian Dad Appeals to British Foreign Office to Reunite Him with His Son

Wael Zain, a Syrian in London, turns to Twitter to draw attention to the plight of his five-year-old British son, who has been stranded in Syria for three years.

Farewell to Puerto Rican Salsa Singer Cheo Feliciano

The music world mourns the unexpected loss of one of salsa's most important singers of all time.

Syria: “Two Years Later, We are All So Terribly Wrong”

In a must-read post on Facebook, Syrian Hiba Diewati reflects on the situation in her country, on the third anniversary of the Syrian revolution.

Egyptian Turns to YouTube to Object to Compulsory Service in Egyptian Army

An Egyptian activist has turned to YouTube to spell out his objection to the mandatory military service in the Egyptian army, compulsory for men aged between 18 and 30. In...

An African Tale of The First Love Story Ever Told

The website Histoire Africaine/African History [fr] narrates the tale of the oldest love story ever told, the story of Osiris and Isis [fr] and explains what makes it stand out [fr]...

Pope Francis, a Pope Unlike the Rest

A global view of Pope Francis, a year and half into his papacy.

The Africanized Experience of Lisbon

The media and racial stereotypes [pt], through the perspective and experience of two specialists in the area of the study of race, both Afroportuguese, born in Lisbon, Portugal. is the topic...

Philippine Jeepney: World War II Surplus Vehicle that Became a Cultural Icon

The jeepney is the undisputed ‘King of the Road’ in the past half-century in the Philippines. Check out some creative designs and practical uses of this famous vehicle.

Peru: Blog Site for Women Claims Unethical Use of Web Domain

A blog site for women in Peru claims that its site domain was registered in bad faith by the PERU.com website after a brief association between the two entities.

How Technology and Citizen Media Shaped Taiwan's Sunflower Movement

Members set up a number of websites dedicated to the protest against a trade deal with China, whose passage without a clause-by-clause review sparked the occupation of the legislature.

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