Stories from September, 2014
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has backed off of past promises to decriminalise homosexual acts, saying "it would not be prudent" to do so now.
A list of the best in Japanese blogs covering Japanese current events, culture, politics, crime and more. Did we miss a blog? Let us know in the comments!
Twitter Users Proclaim the Death of Indonesia's Democracy as Lawmakers Scrap Direct Voting of Regional Assemblies
The Twitter hashtags #RIPDemokrasi and #ShameOnYouSBY were trending as Indonesians expressed displeasure over the vote and against outgoing president SBY.
'Love Jihad,' when Muslim men allegedly lure non-Muslim girls by feigning love and then forcibly convert them to Islam, has once again raised its head in India. Does it exist?
How a ‘Small Dream to Be the Change’ Grew Into a Charity With the Best Social Media Campaign in Uganda
Tumusiime Patrick interviews 40 Days Over 40 Smiles founder Esther Kalenzi about the charity, which helps vulnerable children and communities to access education and training.
Dubbed the "umbrella revolution" in some media, protesters have withstood authorities' tear gas and pepper spray using umbrellas for protection.
More than a thousand people gathered in the Freedom Square in Taiwan to express their solidarity with Hong Kong protesters.
YouTube vlogger RailKingJP regularly uploads fantatsic footage of his trainspotting adventures in Japan and abroad. New to the hobby? He also offers tips and tricks for tracking down trains.
These documents offer fascinating insights into the relationship between the Russian Far Right and the separatists now active in eastern Ukraine.
Environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh takes up a second hunger strike to protest the construction of a section of highway, but the stakes are now much higher than a simple road.
The police cracked down on protesters after Occupy Central with Love and Peace began a massive sit-in calling for genuine democratic elections.
The new law will criminalize online criticism of government policies and outlaw "Spreading information that distorts truth or tarnishes the dignity and rights of individuals, sectors, institutions and organizations."