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30 September 2014

Stories from 30 September 2014

Peruvian Amazon Faces Cold Temperatures: Consequences of Climate Change

Peruvian journalist and writer Paco Bardales, comments with other colleagues the waves of cold weather, or friajes, that recently affected usually hot Iquitos. These weather phenomena have gone from sporadic,...

Fears of a Tiananmen-Style Crackdown Swirl in Hong Kong as Pro-Democracy Protests Continue

Occupy Central is calling for Hong Kong's chief executive to resign, while members of both pro-government and opposition camps fear violent intervention from Beijing.

Gay Rights in Trinidad & Tobago Once Again Out of Reach as Prime Minister Backpedals

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.

6 English-Language Blogs to Help You Better Understand Japan

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!

Surviving Sierra Leone's Three-Day Ebola Lockdown

Some point out that cultural practices in parts of Sierra Leone aggravate risks, such as bathing in water used to wash Ebola victims, believing it will bring good luck.

The First Edition of the Africa Web Festival Will Kick Off in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

The first Africa Web Festival will take place in Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire (November 24-26).  The festival will give the opportunity to any designers in Africa to participate in a contest (registrations...

Pope Francis will Visit the “Ground Zero’ of Typhoon Haiyan Disaster in the Philippines

The official logo and website related to the Philippine visit of Pope Francis in January 2015 have been unveiled already. Pope Francis will visit Manila and Tacloban. Tacloban is the...

Exit Hamid Karzai, Afghan Legend

After thirteen years as President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has said goodbye to the Arg he inhabited for so long. Even Afghans that hated him now find themselves feeling sentimental.

Will Trinidad & Tobago's Government “Listen, Learn & Lead”?

Blogger and public relations professional Dennise Demming is disillusioned with Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who claims to “listen, learn and lead”, but then takes action to the...

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.

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