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3 April 2016

Stories from 3 April 2016

Dying to Escape India's Crumbling Infrastructure

India's infrastructural woes took another hit this past week, when tragedy struck West Bengal, where nearly 26 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in an overpass collapse.

Panama Papers: Huge Leak of Offshore Records Implicates Russian, Ukrainian Presidents

RuNet Echo

An international journalistic investigation based on a massive cache of 11.5 million offshore records uncovers the shady financial dealings of 12 current and former world leaders, including Putin and Poroshenko.

#IamSyrian, a Campaign to Make Every Syrian Proud

Moustafa Jacob, a Syrian artist, used the Oscars to kick off his campaign #IamSyrian. Little did he know that this initiative would snowball to showcase international solidarity with Syrians.

7 TidBits from the Bahrain Grand Prix Formula One Race You May Have Missed

Bahrain hosted the Grand Prix Formula One race today. Here are some of the pictures posted by race champions about their experience in the country.

Japan and Its Wonderful Cherry Blossoms

In late March and April, Japan comes alive with beautiful cherry blossoms. Here is just a small collection of Instagram snaps of this lovely time of year.

A Young Yemeni Man Wants You to Know How War Changed His Life

"My message to the Saudi coalition: Please stop killing. We have kids. We are human beings like you. This is not a game."

Facebook Lands More People in Trouble in Kazakhstan

Advox

'Kazakhstan has drawn criticism ... for what media rights advocates have described as the excessively punitive libel damages sometimes levelled at journalists.'

Smouldering Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Ablaze After Clashes Between Azeri and Armenian Forces

Fighting on April 2 was some of the most deadly the contested enclave has seen since an oft-broken peace in 1994.