Stories from 3 October 2014
Japan's habit of publishing tweets at the same time on certain occasions have caused Twitter to crash in the past.
"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?'"
The language of instruction debate is attracting attention in Malawi after the government's decided that students would be taught in English from Standard One. Steve Sharra joins the debate arguing that the problem of education in Malawi has been misdiagnosed: There are good reasons why many Malawians are happy with...
Njeri Wangari highlights 9 amazing animation videos for African children: 1. Jungle Beat Jungle Beat is a fun, family friendly series of CGI animated self-contained, dialogue-free, 5 minute episodes focusing on different animals and the bizarre situations they encounter in nature. From the firefly who is afraid of the dark...
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."
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.
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.