Stories from July, 2015
"Britain's rise for 200 years was financed by its depredations in India. In fact Britain's industrial revolution was actually premised upon the de-industrialisation of India."
Most of the 32 people killed in a bombing in Turkey were university students and activists. Hatice Ezgi Sadet, a 20-year-old from Istanbul, was among them.
One escapee—awaiting trial in connection with a high-profile murder—and a police officer died in the ensuing frenzy. The other two prisoners are reportedly still at large.
For the islands, everything changed on March 11, 2011, when a devastating tsunami swept away everything from houses to oyster beds.
Ex-Pink Floyd member Roger Waters and former apartheid campaigner and Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu have publicly asked the duo to boycott Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
Given the bad blood between China and Japan over Japanese war crimes during World War II as well as geo-political tensions in Asia, many Chinese didn't take the news well.
Yahya Jammeh has pardoned all convicts between 1994 and 2013 in celebration of 21st anniversary of his toppling of the democratically elected President Dawda Kairaba Jawara on 22nd July 1994.
"The Uganda police has been reduced into a small armed group that fights political opposition while part-timing at law keeping"
With Ukraine banning a number of Russian TV shows that "glorify the Russian government, military, and law enforcement," Ukrainian television channels are already looking for loopholes in the new legislation.
Students object to the recently appointed Gajendra Chauhan as chairmen of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India, complaining that he isn't qualified and is a political choice.
Mahsa Alimardani talks to the author of Jewels of Allah, a new book that sheds light on feminism in contemporary Iran.
In the Peruvian Amazon, the Chariboan Joi citizen journalism project has been training young Shipibo to digitally capture traditional stories from their elders to preserve their language and culture.
The death of three family members is the latest tragedy staining Nicaragua's National Police force. The country's outrage might be here to stay.
This past Wednesday a rally gathered in New York's Time Square to oppose the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 countries (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China). The effort was meant to send a message to the U.S. congress to veto the deal. The...
Pro-Russian militants claimed they found a cache of "American weapons" at the Luhansk airport but social media users quickly discovered that the evidence was a video game-inspired fake.
“To oppose the state is the greatest sin,” said Mohammadi Golpayegani, chief of staff to Iran’s Supreme Leader.
Boko Haram has revved up its attacks against many African nations in the past several weeks. Here is a recap of the conflict in the region so far this year.
State officials have announced that Twitter can ignore a new law coming into force that will require online services to store all Russian user data on servers located inside Russia.
In an opinion piece published in alternative magazine Conexiones, Katya Najlis explores the ideas that lead to women being harassed on the street in Nicaragua. The essay presents multiple examples and reflections linking the majority of theories defending the right of Latin American women to move about freely without concern for safety to the...
Roscomnadzor says the latest block, spurred by uploaded unauthorized copies of two Russian TV shows, may make all of YouTube unavailable to some RuNet users at the end of July.
Ruling the Dominican Republic from 1930 until his assassination in 1961, Rafael Trujillo used anti-Haitian ideology to rally Dominicans around his dictatorship.