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6 May 2015

Stories from 6 May 2015

Gwadar's Thalassemia Patients Survive With ‘Hope’

Within the impoverished province of Balochistan, Gwadar is known for its well-financed strategic port. But its 249,055 residents lack basic health facilities.

Macedonian Police Unleash Water Cannons and Batons on Anti-Government Protesters

Authorities brutally cracked down on people protesting the government's alleged attempts to cover up the murder of a man at the hands of a police officer.

Who Says Desert Climates Can’t Rock Agriculture? Check Out the Gulf Nations at EXPO 2015

Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE participate in Milan's Expo 2015 with well designed pavilions to introduce the world to their agrarian and food culture.

Preparations are Underway for Ramadhan in Jerusalem

Preparations are underway at the Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem for the holy month of Ramadhan, expected to begin on June 17 or 18 this year. Muslims fast from dawn...

How Twerking May Destroy a Russian Small Business

A Russian cosmetics company is using a scandalous dance in its marketing, and a Russian politician says the ad commits a “depraved act” against minors.

Questions After Indonesia Executes Drug Convicts From Australia, Brazil and Nigeria

Debates continue about the death penalty law, the ‘war on drugs’, and the possibility that some of the convicts could be victims of injustice.

Chinese People Seem to Love Uber. Chinese Authorities? Not So Much

Authorities raided Uber offices in China twice in one week as part of a crackdown on unlicensed taxis. Some believe the real reason is to wipe out a foreign competitor.

Why Aren't Uganda's Journalists Asking the Tough Questions?

A lawyer challenged the country's journalists on Twitter to dig deep into some of the glaring issues facing Uganda, from abortion stats and illegal ivory trade to investment in tourism.

Former French Defense Minister Finds Excuses for the Alleged Rape of Central African Children by French Soldiers

Afrique Info reports that JP Chevènement, a former defense minister of France, stated on public radio Europe 1 on May 3 that the challenging conditions that French soldiers face in the...

Keeping Minors Safe Online Is Everyone's Responsibility

We live in an age in which dizzying technological advances sometimes put minors in danger. In a post on blog Mujeres Construyendo (Women Building), Gloria Serrato delves into society's responsibility to protect...

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