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8 August 2015

Stories from 8 August 2015

Russia's Democratic Coalition Is On The Ropes

RuNet Echo

The Democratic Coalition has recently been barred from various regional elections this September, as its grand ambitions have collided full force with the harsh reality of politics in Putin's Russia.

Zambia Musician Gets Shoutout From President Obama for Highlighting Struggle Against HIV/Aids

Obama praised the musician's work and told him: "Brian, we’re proud to be your partner."

Fifteen People Killed in ISIS Attack on Saudi Security Forces Mosque in Asir

Fifteen people were killed when an ISIS operative blew himself up in a security forces mosque in Asir, Saudi Arabia. This is the first time ISIS targets a Sunni mosque.

As the Country Celebrates its Golden Year, Singaporeans Turn Nostalgic on the Internet

"The main objective is to relive memories for the earlier generation and introduce these to the younger ones for a deeper appreciation of the Lion City’s rich history."

Africa Taking a Proactive Position on Mitigating Disaster Risk

Natural disasters can be devastating, but there is a growing body of knowledge dedicated to helping countries prepare for and deal with them as best as possible.

Hong Kong Chinglish Page Conquers the Local Internet Overnight

You think an actor like Jackie Chan lacks rice? What spring are you upping?

After 515 Days, Discovered Debris Raises More Questions For Flight 370 Families in China

Contradictions in investigations rekindled frustration among the families of passengers on the missing plane.

The Right's New Clothes: How Old Neoliberal Ideas Have Been Charming the Latinamerican Youth

A network of US neoconservative think tanks is financing young Latin Americans to fight the leftist governments in Venezuela and Brazil, defending old flags with new rhetoric.