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19 January 2016

Stories from 19 January 2016

British-Iranian Journalist Tweets Her Experience Being Denied Boarding on a Flight to the US

"My fully #British daughter can't attend her #American cousin's bday cos her mum was born in #Iran," wrote Rana Rahimpour, explaining how new restrictions prevented her from boarding the flight.

Expand Your Movie-Watching Horizons With These 16 Films From Around the World

The Bridge

Follow the exploits of a transgender dad, a rotten tomato, Iranian rockers, a janitor-turned-mayor and others in this list of films that take you to the world beyond Hollywood.

The Three Kings Is One of Puerto Rico's Most Loved Traditions

One of the main traditions associated with the Three King's Day are the 'Promesas', or the tradition of asking the Kings to intervene in a moment of need

How a Weapons Trafficking Case Brought Puerto Rico's Political Status Before the US Supreme Court

The US attorney general's position on Puerto Rico's status has probably turned the issue into fodder for the upcoming election season.

Ukraine Plans Cyber Security Review After ‘Russian’ Attack on Key Airport

RuNet Echo

A Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman said the recent cyber attack on Boryspil airport in Kyiv had originated from servers in Russia.

The Strongmen of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan Don't Want to Leave Office Anytime Soon

"Why trifle? Better to directly announce yourself immortals and ban death from coming for them."

Russian Blogger Shipilov Granted Political Asylum in Ukraine

RuNet EchoAdvox

Dmitry Shipilov, a Russian journalist and blogger sentenced to community service for insulting the governor of Kemerovo region on his blog, has been granted political asylum in Ukraine.

The Internet Helps an Unknown Brazilian Footballer Beat Messi to Win a FIFA Award

Wendell Lira didn’t have a club to play for when he was nominated for the most beautiful goal of 2015. But thanks to the Internet, he turned things around.

Arrrrrr! Putin's New Internet Advisor Tied to Online Piracy

RuNet EchoAdvox

Vladimir Putin's new Internet advisor is known as a hardliner against foreign online resources that break Russian law. Now German Klimenko has been tied to a questionable torrent tracker.