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20 March 2015

Stories from 20 March 2015

When 1.3 Billion Become Environmental Refugees

The Bridge

In light of the state of China's environment, perhaps the country's 1.3 billion people should be considered environmental refugees.

Iranian Social Media's Short Attention Span for #AcidAttacks Against Women

Acid attacks on women last year in Isfahan created a fearful atmosphere and sparked protests. Despite developments, social media users seem to have moved on from the topic.

Why I Love Norooz

The Bridge

What's not to love about Norooz? It marks the beginning of the new year for people in Iran and elsewhere in the region.

Afghan Woman Beaten to Death and Burned for Allegedly Setting a Quran on Fire

"What happened in #Kabul today was absolutely against the law, Sharia law and does NOT represent Muslims in Afghanistan."

Japanese Power Utility Finally Admits Fukushima Meltdown

Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility was severely damaged following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.

8-Year-Old Ukrainian Girl Is War's Latest Victim

RuNet Echo

A Ukrainian armored vehicle ran onto a sidewalk on Monday, killing a eight-year-old girl in a terrible tragedy that led to rioting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Konstantinovka.

Pakistani Musicians Captivate Audiences at SXSW in Austin, Texas With Booming Hypnotic Beats

The Bridge

The rockstars of the night were Pakhtun musical quartet Khumariyaan from Peshawar.

Turkmenistan's Islam: Between Religion and State

Will the Turkmen government's attempts to nationalise Islam and shut its citizens off from the wider world backfire?

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