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7 June 2015

Stories from 7 June 2015

Photoblog Documents Eviction of Migrants’ Makeshift Camp in Paris

Protecting South Africa's President With a Chicken Run, Swimming Pool, Amphitheatre and Sacred Cattle Kraal

"Zuma's cows sleep in a [$80,000] kraal whilst our people live in shacks with open toilets"

Veterans of Croatia's War of Independence Are Still Knocking on the Government's Door

Veterans from the Croatian War of Independence remain a significant lobby in the Balkan country, and one with some sticking power.

LGBT Pride Parade in Dalmatia Smaller but Without Incidents

Mexican Indigenous Community Accuses Famous Designer of Plagiarism

After Citizen Uprising in Burkina Faso and Burundi, Are Niger and Togo Next?

India’s Heat Wave Is Now the 5th Deadliest in the World

"If heat wave in Andhra Pradesh were a flood or earthquake, it would be trending. People would go. 'OMG 2000 dead, hang in there. Praying...'"

Ahead of Mexico's Vote, a Young Indigenous Woman Asks for an End to Silence Over Deaths and Disappearances

Her criticism of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchú's call to vote echoed through social media, adding weight to the argument to annul Mexico's June 7 elections.

Will Icelanders One Day Ditch Their Language for English?

Icelandic identity is, according to a popular poem, land, nation and tongue. Remove one, and the others collapse. So, will the Icelandic nation survive if the Icelandic language dies out?

Gezi's Legacy? Biggest Party Humbled in Turkey's Game-Changing General Election

If a new coalition government is not formed in 45 days, fresh elections will be called.

Parents Experience Nostalgia as Nintendo Console Enters Textbooks

"For elementary school kids, Famicom is not a toy, but something they have to study in school. What amazing times we live in."

Mexico Votes Against a Background of Disenchantment and Violence

"The underlying feeling is one of profound deception."

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