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6 August 2015

Stories from 6 August 2015

Young Israeli Fashion Designer Prints World's First 3D Collection

Fashion designer and innovator Danit Peleg, 27, is giving the world something to talk about. The creator of the world's first 3D printed clothing collection, Peleg explains: My goal was...

Nigerians Go Back to High School With Tens of Thousands of Hilarious Tweets

Dining hall prefects in Nigerian secondary schools have a reputation of being 'well fed', with a propensity to 'sell' the food meant for feeding fellow students.

Can Talking About Trash Drive Political Change in Lebanon?

The Bridge

A political movement is coalescing around Lebanese citizens' indignation at their government's cavalier attitude towards garbage disposal.

Meet the Humans of Kibera, Africa's Largest Slum

Rising Voices

The story, in pictures, of the lives and challenges of residents of Africa's largest urban slum.

Puerto Rico Defaults on Its Debt for the First Time in Its History

As the government quickly runs out of cash, the future looks uncertain.

Russian Internet, Say Hello to Barbra Streisand

RuNet Echo

We look at four prominent examples of the Streisand effect on the RuNet, when banned articles, shut-down websites, and pirated movies exploded online not unlike Streisand's Malibu mansion in 2003.

Buddha’s Beads Fetch Millions for Farmers in Central Nepal

News guaranteed to thrill Buddhists and botanists around the world: a Nepalese tree famous for its use in making Buddhist prayer beads, has been described as a new species.

“We Will Choke You”: How Indian Women Face Fatal Threats on Facebook While Trolls Roam Free

Advox

One Facebook user threatened to choke her. Two days later, on August 4, Inji Pennu's Facebook account was suspended.