Stories from 24 January 2015
Tajikistan's President Talks About Problems, Parliament Applauds?
Tajikistan's outgoing parliament is good at cheering the president and rubber-stamping his decisions. Don't expect any changes when a new one arrives in March.
A Tajik Bazaar Director Accused of Beating an Orphan to Death Faces Public Fury
People in Tajikistan are questioning human life's worth after a 17-year-old orphan was seemingly beaten to death for stealing just over $70 and some food.
Cape Town's Fancy Galada Sings to Heal Herself and Others
Fancy Galada grew up quickly, taking care of her younger siblings at age 10. And at times it was terrifying. She sings to help herself heal from those early experiences.
Thailand's Military-Appointed Legislature Impeaches Ousted Prime Minister
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was impeached for implementing a rice pledging program which critics decried as anomalous and disastrous.
Another Day, Another Violent Police Crackdown Against Protesters in Brazil
Military police are accused of violently suppressing a protest against publication transportation fare hikes in Sao Paulo.