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27 April 2014

Stories from 27 April 2014

Pakistani Spies, Mir and the Missing People of Balochistan

After Pakistan's top TV newsman was shot, a vicious media war between single-minded nationalists and his TV station ensued leaving the story he was working on in the dark.

So You Need to Get Around Madagascar?

Public transportation can be a challenge in Madagascar. The country's road infrastructure is antiquated and underdeveloped and overcrowded buses and minivans are often the only option.

8 Shocking Quotes from Malaysian Politicians

Balik Cina is a new website which compiles some of the hilarious and notorious quotes made by Malaysian politicians.

China's Revised Environmental Law Toughens Penalties Against Polluters

The new law lends more power to environmental agencies to use punitive powers to rein in powerful polluters and does away with caps on pollution fines.

Mental Health Not a Priority in Cambodia

Writing for Southeast Asia Globe, Denise Hruby reported how the mentally ill in many rural areas of Cambodia are being treated: …the mentally ill are still treated by traditional healers,...

Former Malaysian PM Blames Boeing for MH370 Disaster

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad wanted Boeing to take responsibility for the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370. He wrote in his blog: Boeing built this aircraft. Boeing...

Sexy Monday: Between Sexual Expression and Censorship

(All links are in Spanish) David Troya writes for Gkillcity about the Ecuadorian Superintendence of Communication's sanction on the newspaper Extra for its cover picture of model Claudia Hurtado and...

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