Stories from December, 2015
With two weeks of public advertisements, Facebook would have got the maximum opposition in India so far in rolling a free access to its products called Free Basics.
"Because it's about me, the decision whether to abort or not must remain my and only my right."
After President Jammeh announced an executive ban on the practice hardly a month ago, lawmakers made good on the sentiment.
This is the story of a Soviet scientist who, in 1982, accidentally found himself among the first citizens of the USSR who were able to connect to the Internet.
Sarez, a high-altitude lake vulnerable to breakout in the event of major seismic activity, looms ominously over the lives of the Pamiri people and the wider region.
We collect collects a few of the happy events you might have missed while distracted by so much of the gloom in 2015.
'I even have an old reflex camera, a Nikon D70 -- quite heavy, by the way. That picture was taken from a height of about 6,500 meters above sea level.'
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Sri Lanka's President Says Enrique Iglesias Concert Organisers Should Be ‘Whipped With Toxic Stingray Tails’
President Sirisena didn't like that female fans hugged and kissed the pop star, nor that someone threw her bra onstage. Sri Lankans didn't take to his "moral policing" kindly.
Syrian film-maker Naji Jerf, 38, was shot dead in broad daylight in Gaziantep, Turkey, for uploading a video exposing ISIS crimes in Aleppo, Syria, on YouTube.
Latifa Ibn Ziaten talks to French students about her son's murderer. And why they shouldn't follow in his path.
A wave of Afghan social media love accompanied Indian PM Narendra Modi during his visit to Kabul.
The victory of Myanmar's opposition over the military-backed party was a significant milestone in the country's history. This and other events that made 2015 a particularly memorable year for Myanmar
Luna Acharya Mulder has a rare window on the refugee psyche. Growing up, she went back and forth between two vastly different worlds--New York and refugee camps in Nepal.
During Christmas toxic smog spread from the northern provinces to central China.
Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.