Stories from 4 September 2015
Whilst the visible comments about the massive military parade on Weibo were overwhelmingly positive, posts which were removed and collected at FreeWeibo.com showed users making fun of the occasion.
As governments are struggling to address the growing refugee crisis in Europe, ordinary citizens in Greece, Germany, and Hungary are organizing and even offering their homes to help refugees.
Nepohualtzintzin, an abacus that was used in some Mesoamerican cultures, is still used nowadays to solve math problems as accurately as a calculator.
The Facebook page for Pictoline, a highly visual site for news and information, shared this map with the different ways people in Latin American countries say “bro”, short for brother in English. While in Mexico they use wey and pata in Peru, it's pana in Venezuela and parce in Colombia.
"As a grandfather, it's unbearable to see the image of that little body on a beach. Canada must act. Let’s not wait any longer."
As the news fills daily with reports of refugees risking their lives to cross into Europe, one Syrian Kurd who found asylum in Turkey has decided to go back.
Ukrainian journalists drafted for military service in eastern Ukraine have turned their social media accounts into personal military diaries, documenting their training, their combat, and their daily life.
What do Ghanaians do at 2:33 GMT? #233Moments hasghtag will tell you.
"It’s a matter of some irony that despite this history of inhumane servitude...Jamaica would develop in the 21st century into a country that fetishizes brands and branding."
The refugee crisis in Europe has many asking how they can direct their funds and attention to Syrian and other refugees.