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3 October 2014

Stories from 3 October 2014

Waves of Synchronized Tweets From Japan Have Forced Twitter to Redo Its System

Japan's habit of publishing tweets at the same time on certain occasions have caused Twitter to crash in the past.

Pro-Democracy Protesters Accuse Hong Kong Police of Allowing ‘Thugs’ to Attack Them

"A passerby tried to stop an anti-Occupy Central man from hurting two young people. The thug pointed at him in the face with a blade, saying, 'You have the guts?'"

Misdiagnosis of Poor Standard of Education in Malawi

African Animators Defying All Odds

Rumors and Smears Dampen Spirits in Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ‘Umbrella Revolution’

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing rumor mill is trying to do what tear gas so far hasn't: break up the protests.

“Me, Ex-Quota Girl, ‘Daring Bum’”: A Poor Black Brazilian Woman’s Account of How She Succeeded Against All Odds

Read the testimony of a woman who faced prejudice as a university student accepted through the Brazilian racial quota system: "It works, but makes other people feel uncomfortable."

“Democratize Development!” Say the Women of Trinidad's Highway Re-Route Movement

Global Voices Caribbean editor Janine Mendes-Franco reports from a protest against construction plans for a stretch of highway that represents growing public dissatisfaction over the government's lack of transparency.

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ‘Occupy Central’ in Photos

The massive rally has so far stood its ground against police attempts to clear the area with tear gas, pepper spray and batons, partially with the help of umbrellas.

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