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May, 2014

Stories from May, 2014

27 May 2014

“Why Edward Snowden Wishes He'd Sought Asylum in Poland”

Edward Snowden's name echoes once again through an irreverent advertising campaign.

Creating Biogas from Water Hyacinth

Driven by Facebook Rumors, Violent Mob Murders Brazilian Woman

A police sketch posted on Facebook and a vicious online rumor ended with the lynching death of a 33-year-old housewife.

Macau: 3,000 Surround Legislative Council To Stop the “Bill of Greeds”

Brazilian Colonel Found Dead A Month After Confessing to Torture

Paulo Malhães, a 76 year-old retired officer, was killed at his home in April. In March, he admitted torturing and murdering people during the country’s dark dictatorship period.

Guatemala: Violent Eviction of the La Puya Peaceful Mining Resistance

Jamaica Blog Day: Environment or Development?

Development at the expense of the environment is a hot topic as Jamaica tries to find ways to ensure economic viability...but must it be an either/or proposition?

Should the Family and Friends of Terrorists in China Be Punished Too?

Some Chinese are calling for the use of “lianzuo”, a form of collective punishment, for acts of terrorism in the wake of the latest attack that left 39 people dead.

Another “JetGate” Resignation in Bermuda

26 May 2014

Students Discover a Mummy During an Expedition in Coastal Chile

Students from the Archaeology Academy of the America School discovered skeletal remains that surfaced as a result of an earlier April earthquake in northern Chile.

What is Really Ailing France ?

Spain: Unconceivable Oblivion of an Atlético Madrid Football Club Fan

“We Are Not Paying Enough Attention to Teenagers’ Health”

PHOTOS: 20,000 People Protest in Macau Against ‘Bill of Greed and Privilege’

A bill would give the head of government in Macau, a special administrative region of China, criminal immunity while in power and continued monthly compensation after leaving office.

10 Things You Need to Know About the Coup and Crisis in Thailand

What provoked the army to launch a coup in Thailand? Are Thais supportive of the coup? Will elections solve the crisis? What is the situation of the media? #ThaiCoup

25 May 2014

Serbian Bloggers Censored for Criticizing Flood Relief Efforts

Bloggers, journalists and rights-conscious Internet users have flooded the Serbian web with republications of a blog post condemning the government for stifling free expression during the country's state of emergency.

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif Will Attend Narendra Modi’s Swearing-In

India's new Prime Minister Modi invited all member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in a strategic move some speculated lets him dive head-first into diplomacy.

PHOTOS: One Palestinian Museum's Artistic Message to the Pope

The Palestinian Museum combined Christian imagery with scenes of Palestinian suffering in large banners to attract Pope Francis' attention during his trip to the Holy Land.

VIRAL VIDEO: ‘But We're Speaking Japanese’

Kerala Didn't Hop on the Narendra Modi Bandwagon in India's Elections

Not one of the southern state's 20 elected representatives to the Indian Parliament belongs to Modi's party.

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