Stories from 8 July 2014
Arabs Gloat at Brazil's World Cup Defeat
Arabs gloat at Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup semi-finals which ended minutes ago
The Pleasure of Friendship
Karla comments on Mujeres Construyendo (Women Building) about her weekend meeting with some girlfriends, and her reflections on changing decades and friendship: He reído con muchas ganas y creo que eso es lo que me ha llenado de vitalidad, de jovialidad y de ganas de continuar tomando todo de forma...
Packaging and Ecosystem
Are you someone who cares about the packaging of the products you buy and use? Biologist Rut Abrain Sánchez does, and on her blog Esturirafi she shows six examples of ecological packaging of some products in Asia, Europe and North America. To understand the scope of this issue, Abrain quotes...
Is Guyana's Population in Decline?
Ever since the quotation made famous by Mark Twain, that there are three types of lies – lies, damn lies and statistics – the profession of statistics invariably finds itself under the microscope… ChrisRam.net examines the preliminary report on the Guyana Population and Housing Census.
Ivorian Woman Pushed off 6th Floor for Demanding Salary in Lebanon
A young Ivorian woman was found dead after having been reportedly pushed off the 6th floor of an apartment following a suspected feud with her sponsor over her salary payment.
This Project Is Helping France Unlearn Its Stereotypes About Romania
Newsroum is a school project from La Sorbonne journalism school in France that is dedicated to fighting clichés about Romania.
Israelis React to Renewed Conflict with Gaza
"Everyone says that firing on civilians in a war crime, and no one sees civilians on the other side," tweets Leftist Israeli blogger Noam.
Can't Find Milk or Other Basics in Venezuela Thanks to a Food Shortage? This App Can Help
Abastéceme pinpoints the locations of items such as milk, flour and bread in Venezuela, where basic goods can be hard to find at times.
Riots Between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's Mandalay Killed 2 and Injured Many More. Who's to Blame?
A few hours before the riots broke out, the Young Buddhists Association warned people about a plan to provoke violence between people of different religions.
Who Is Sachin Tendulkar? Don't Ask Tennis Champion Maria Sharapova
Disgruntled fans of the "god of cricket" are lashing out at Sharapova for admitting that she doesn't know who Tendulkar is.
#NoBakchich, a Cameroonian App to Fight Administrative Corruption
Corruption is a well-documented issue in Cameroon. For decades, political scandals have infamously stained the public administration due to multiple embezzlement charges, which in turn led to the creation of a special task force to fight corruption named “Operation Epervier“. The outcome of the task force has been mixed so...
White Bicycles Are Popping Up in Uruguay to Commemorate Those Killed While Cycling
Some 200 cities around the world have taken part in the project, but it's the first time these ghost bikes have appeared in Uruguay.
Why More Than 500 People in Hong Kong Were Willing to Be Arrested at a Sit-In
Many people who were arrested at a peaceful sit-in shared their personal stories on Facebook in the past few days. They want democratic elections free of China's influence.
Yes, I Wear a Bra, and It's Visible. So?
Nivedita N Kumar, a journalist, posts an emotional Facebook note which has gone viral. Here is an excerpt from the powerful essay that lashes at the notion of the Indian patriarchal society that clothes provoke rapists: Why? Why do you do that? Stare at my breasts like they are cute...