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1 March 2015

Stories from 1 March 2015

In Latin America, Gender-Based Violence Against Men Is Little Talked About

Social perceptions of gender differences and inequalities often result in gender-based violence. Most figures deal with violence against women, but what does violence look like when the victims are men?

Iran Wants to Befriend Google

Advox

Google is welcome in Iran, says a government official, as long as it respects 'cultural conditions'.

These Photos of Filipino Children Working in Mines and on Sugar Plantations Will Make You Cry

"It has been four years since I stopped schooling. I only reached the sixth grade level and then had to stop so I could work."

How One Woman Reacted to China's Terrible Smog

"I have to stand out and do something, and I will do it right now, right here, in the very moment where I am. I am the change."

The US Finally Lifts the Curse of the ‘Golden Cage’ Visa

Thousands of highly skilled immigrants are admitted into US each year, but their highly skilled spouses were not allowed to work. But that's about to change.

Aggressive Protests and Fake Images Stoke Tensions Between Hong Kong and China

Tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China are on the rise again, a situation that seems to suit Chinese authorities in Beijing.

Hearing Out Russia's Patriotic Bloggers on Nemtsov's Murder

RuNet Echo

As it grows increasingly popular outside Russia to dismiss Russians’ political attitudes as “Kremlin brainwashing,” it becomes more important than ever to stop and listen.

Duma Deputies Challenge Food Import Ban, and President Putin

RuNet Echo

In a challenge to the power of the Russian presidency, five State Duma deputies recently proposed legislation aimed at rolling back Russia's ban on Western food imports.