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1 August 2015

Stories from 1 August 2015

Malaysia’s #AtTheEdge Campaign Challenges Media Censorship

"At a time when there are more questions than answers available regarding the financial scandal, the Ministry’s action appears to be a self-serving draconian attempt at shutting up inquisitive Malaysians."

Kenyans Put Obama's Visit Under the Microscope

Kenyans analyzed everything from the hug between Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru to Obama's call to respect gay rights.

Will the Victims of Pinochet's Tyranny Finally Get Justice?

"I think this pact of silence breaking apart after so many years is a milestone for our country. It's a before and after in the struggle for human rights."

A Holiday Too Delicious to Resist

Twitter users from the Indian state of Odisha have launched a campaign to dedicate an entire day to their state delicacy, a dessert known as Rasagola.

Hong Kong Stages ‘Breast Walk’ to Protest Police and Judicial Absurdity

Can a protester really assault a policeman with her breasts?

How a Kazakh Boy Grew Up to Be a Glam-Rock Opera Singer in the US

Timur Bekbosunov is a glam-rock opera singer from Kazakhstan, but he got his start in the US state of Kansas.

Government Aid Is Slow to Arrive as More than 100,000 Affected by Floods in North Myanmar

Despite non-stop rains and expanded flooding in the past week, the government waited until July 31 to declare a state of emergency on July 31.

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