Stories from 17 May 2014
The jewels of Trinidad and Tobago's dry season, the pink and yellow Poui trees, are offering a last burst of splendour as the country looks forward to the rainy season.
Many politicians have been offended by comments on Twitter on the assassination of the president of the Province of León, and demand a greater control of social media.
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Two regional bloggers have taken note; one shares his experience of what it is like to be gay in the Caribbean.
Back in 2011, before Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet assumed their new leadership roles at the New York Times, they visited Karachi.
Breezeblog thinks that Bermuda's politicians, “being…self-important, self-serving, egotists”, could use some help – but he doesn't hold out much hope for any 12-step programme they could possibly come up with.
Suleimanov attended an invitation-only meeting at Roscomnadzor, the Russian government's chief censorship agency, which is tasked with enforcing a series of recent laws that limit the freedom of information online.
BRAC blog profiles how girls in Bangladesh are learning lucrative yet unconventional trades for women. Khadija, for example, was forced to drop out of school before finishing fifth grade to help support her family. Not so strange, given that only 55 percent of children in Bangladesh complete their primary education. But now,...