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28 February 2016

Stories from 28 February 2016

Saudi Arabia Sentences Twitter User to 10 Years in Prison and 2,000 Lashes for Apostasy

Advox

Saudi Arabia has sentenced a Twitter user to 10 years in prison in addition to 2,000 lashes for publishing 600 tweets "which spread atheism" online.

Is Japan Having Sex?

How much sex are Japanese people having, anyway, and could having more sex help Japan improve its declining birth rate?

Sexual Violence a Crime Against Humanity, Guatemalan Court Rules in Historic Verdict

In a historic ruling, a Guatemala court sentences former military men for murder, rape and enslavement of indigenous women, categorizing the offenses as crimes against humanity.

Climate Change Is All Too Real in Kenya, Where Drought and Famine Affect Millions

"Kenya has been forced to redefine water as a scarce commodity rather than a basic need. What scares the most out of and me...is our inability to solve the situation."

‘Little Teresa’ Helps São Paulo Women Fight Drought and Male Domination—With Rain Barrels

Brazil's largest city is coming out of a drought, but its impact wasn't all bad. One woman saw it as an opportunity to empower women and bring her community together.

The Malaysian Insider News Website Blocked by Authorities for Posting ‘Unverified’ Report on Government Corruption

Advox

"Such unilateral action could also be construed as an attempt to intimidate the media against running critical news reports."

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