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7 March 2015

Stories from 7 March 2015

Mexico's Most-Wanted Drug Lord Captured

Some consider Gómez to be the country's most-wanted suspect and blame the Caballeros Templarios for the outbreak of violence that has afflicted Michoacán for several months.

Outrage as ISIS Destroys Ancient Assyrian City

The looting and destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud by the radical group ISIS has been called a "war crime" by UNESCO.

How a Crash-Landed Turkish Airlines Plane Cut Nepal's Ties to the Skies for Days

Nepal's only international airport has only just begun hosting flights again after the March 4 crash landing of a Turkish Airlines plane.

If It's Not on YouTube, It Does Not Exist: A Look at Puerto Rican Music Videos in 2015

"If it is not on YouTube, it does not exist,” said one of the members of the Puerto Rican band Los Niños Estelares to the author years ago.

China Harasses Women Activists on the Eve of International Women's Day

Women protesting sexual harassment on public transport ahead of International Women's Day fell victim to a different type of harassment: police harassment.

Why the Roof of the World is Covered in S**t

Foreign climbers and Nepalese authorities share the blame for a famous mountain covered in different kinds of debris, including lots of the human kind.

Gun Attack Kills 5 in Bamako as Mali Tries to Consolidate Peace

Epic Car Chase in Moscow's Red Square Caught on Video

Does Tajikistan Need Sex Education?

In a country where a girl is expected to be a virgin before marriage, the idea of sex education in schools is controversial. But it is going ahead anyway.

In Pakistan's Education Crisis, Balochistan War on Cheating is Pointless

The Bridge

With 2 in 3 children out-of-school, the government in Pakistan's province of Balochistan has launched an aggressive campaign against cheating in exams.

Some Italians Are Demanding Their English-Speaking Leaders ‘Say It in Italian’

Italy's prime minister likes to use English phrases to describe his reforms, which has sparked a campaign urging politicians to "say it in Italian."

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