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20 October 2015

Stories from 20 October 2015

‘The World Needs Tunisia’

The Bridge

Journalist Guy Sitbon reacts to the Quartet of Tunisian National Dialogue's Nobel Peace Prize win. "Here is what Oslo has revealed to me: the world needs Tunisia too."

Trinidad and Tobago's Oddly Overlooked—and Totally Legal—Fix for Marijuana

The Bridge

With marijuana cases clogging up the courts, cannabis legalisation advocates in Trinidad and Tobago are looking to an overlooked section of the law to help their push for decriminalisation.

On the Eve of Elections, Côte d’Ivoire Tries to Move on From Its Violent Past

On October 25, Côte d'Ivoire is going to hold presidential elections. As the last elections in 2010 ended in a civil war, the current atmosphere in the country is tense.

At 81, a Japanese Woman Tweets to Remember the Terror of War

"On June 5, 1945, when I was in fifth grade, our family went to an air raid shelter after the sirens sounded. Oh no! Our house would be burned down!"

The US is No ‘Safe Harbor’ for Citizens’ Data

Advox

The European Court of Justice struck down the data transfer agreement between the EU and the US. Privacy advocates are smiling while US tech companies are unsure of what's next.

Bahrain Government Renews Crackdown on Religious Rituals

Security forces and youth clashed in Bahrain today as police attacked villages, forcefully removing banners placed on roadsides to commemorate Ashura. Several people were injured from buckshot fired at protesters.

Typhoon Koppu Brings Floods and Agricultural Disaster to Philippines’ ‘Food Basket’

Koppu is the second strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year. Aside from causing floods and landslides, Koppu also destroyed agricultural crops in the country's "food basket."

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