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22 January 2016

Stories from 22 January 2016

Russian LGBT Activist Fined for ‘Propaganda of Homosexuality’ Online

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LGBT activist Sergey Alekseenko was accused of "gay propaganda" after posting a quote from a state regulator's report describing another LGBT community on social media.

Climate Change Continued to Rear Its Ugly Head in 2015

People around the world were affected by extreme weather events in 2015, the hottest year on record ever.

Can Our Children Be Safe? Pakistanis Ask After University Attack

"This is going to be a test.. a harsh one.. comparisons will be drawn.. you can't have winners when children have been snatched from parents"

Photos of a Misty Morning Sun Rising Over Myanmar's Last Royal Capital

Photographer Zaw Zaw captured the beauty of Mandalay during one morning above Myanmar's last royal capital.

The Air Pollution in Macedonia Is Bringing People Into the Streets, And There’s an App for That

The open data app "My Air" has helped spark massive protests, making Macedonian citizens aware of the results of air-pollution monitoring. Then came the DDoS attacks and government pressure.

The Ever-Blurring Line Between Entertainment and Politics in China and Taiwan

A teenage K-pop performer's apology for waving a Republic of China flag—interpreted as supporting Taiwanese independence—recently went viral.

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