Stories from 10 February 2015
Alexandr Zharov, head of Roscomnadzor, told journalists that Twitter "has consistently refused to adhere to the demands of Russian legislation, including those aimed at combatting extremism."
Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied clemency appeals and stated that the country is dealing with a drug emergency problem.
Multiple raids took place throughout Belgrade's Savamala district, which less than 24 hours before was featured in the Guardian's travel section as "Serbia's new creative hub."
Photographs shared by netizens on social media show the police shooting at the spectators, who were crowded behind metal barricades.
Global Voices interviews exiled activist Paul Inggamer about his views of his native West Papua and the campaign for independence against the existing Indonesian occupation.
Liquefied petroleum gas is the second most popular source of energy for cooking and heating in Nepal, but it's hard to come by these days, much to the consumers' frustration.
Mueller was in Palestine from August to September 2010, where she “worked with Palestinians nonviolently resisting the confiscation and demolitions of their homes and lands.”
Courts offer citizens occasional protection from Ankara's vicious war on freedom of expression and privacy, so government is looking for laws that bypass them.
While Trinidad and Tobago is in the midst of political woes and police try to determine the identity of the country's latest murder victim, at least one blogger thinks that mainstream media is doing its level best to ignore these pressing issues and capitalise on the pre-Carnival frenzy. (Trinidad and...
The remains of Chief Inacayal, who died in 1888, were on display in the museum for years. Now, they are finally back with the Tehuelche indigenous community.
New political parties planning to run in Spain's next elections are taking full advantage of digital tools to reach voters. Headliner Podemos got its start thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.
What is it like to be gay in the Caribbean? The Travelling Trini occasionally gets emails from young gay Trinidadians who “have the burning desire to go abroad, travel, and see the world”. She deduces that this wanderlust stems from the fact that “the Caribbean is a incredibly homophobic place...
Bangladesh's Google Street View launched February 5. One Facebook user posted his amusement at seeing his lungi, a sarong-type cloth, appear in the image (it was hanging from his balcony).
YouthCreate works to increase the number of young people who vote. Founder Kensuke Harada became alarmed by the lack of interest by his fellow youth in Japan's political process.
In 2012, the globally reported murder rate approached three per week. Growing violence against environmental activists is leading to a search for solutions.
Pro-democracy activists have given a twist to the traditional red envelopes, which normally carry seasonal greetings, to support the Umbrella Revolution.
#EkitiGate is the name given to a scandal involving audio recordings purported to show how some politicians and soldiers rigged the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti State, Nigeria.