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9 October 2014

Stories from 9 October 2014

Security Risks Exposed at Amusement Park in Dhaka

Lightening Kills 11 Wiwa People in Colombia

Lightening struck an indigenous village this week, leaving 11 dead and another 18 injured in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia.

GV Face: Alaa Abd El Fattah and Maryam Al Khawajah on Hunger Strikes, Jail-time, and Activism in Egypt and Bahrain

Hundreds of political prisoners are currently on hunger strike in Egypt and Bahrain.

Drones Over the Amazon on the Lookout for Environment Threats

After a workshop conducted in August 2014, indigenous leaders from Amazon regions in Peru started to discover the role drones can play in monitoring environmental threats to the rainforest.

Bahrain Joins US Air Strikes, but Still Tortures Americans and Silences ISIS Critics

Bahrain, along with four other Arab countries, has joined the coalition against the militant group ISIS, as it silences its own critics.

Trinidad-born Actor and Renaissance Man Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84

Holder is remembered for being one of the greatest artists Trinidad has produced, and a prominent member of a golden generation of artists who came of age in the 1950s.

Announcing the Global Voices 2015 Summit: We're Coming to Cebu, Philippines, January 24–25!

The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit will be held January 24-26, 2015 in Cebu, Philippines. Stay tuned for more information!

Ebola Strips Africans of Their Cultural and Human Values

Eating Central Asian Plov in New York and London

Plov, a Central Asian meat, rice and carrot staple, is becoming a delicacy in London and New York, where regional culinary traditions are pleasing locals and expatriates alike.

Tumblr Account Shames Online Hate Directed at Brazil's North

The negative remarks are evidence of the long-documented economic gap between the north and the south in Brazil.

Still No Arrests in Case of Murdered Trinidad Attorney

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