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7 May 2016

Stories from 7 May 2016

Timor Leste's Prime Minister Isn't Backing Down on His Defamation Lawsuit Against Two Journalists

"This defamation complaint threatens to significantly undermine press freedom in Timor Leste by engendering a culture of fear and intimidation among journalists who report on issues of national import."

Meet Japan's Biggest YouTube Star

Who is one of the most popular YouTube stars you have never heard of? Here's a hint: he lives in Japan.

Baobab and Moringa, Two ‘Superfoods’ With the Potential of Boosting the Planet's Health

As demand for African and Asian tree-based superfoods grows, researchers and entrepreneurs eye ways to maximize benefits for the environment.

Exit Davutoglu: Turkish PM Squeezed Out as Fears for the Future Intensify

One of the few potential remaining checks on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's power has gone.

In Bangladesh, Extremists Use Social and Mainstream Media Data to Target Victims

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These series of killings have alarmed critics and intellectuals about the power that main stream and social media sites possess.

The ‘Migration Project’ Helps Guatemalan Families Find Missing Loved Ones

In Zacualpa, some residents take out a loan and head north in search of a better life. But they don't all make it and some go missing.

Iran's Shrinking Lake Urmia Comes Under the Spotlight, Thanks to Hollywood's Leonardo DiCaprio

"I asked if they knew what disaster would befall us if the lake were to dry up. They said, if it goes dry, we'll just have to go somewhere else."

Meet Bayangol FC, Your Reference Point for Mongolian Football

The club is helping to develop local football from the ground up while also extending help to players that fell victim to trafficking scams.

Facebook Posts Tell the Tale of a Kazakh Land Reform Furore

As Kazakhstan's economic crisis rumbles on, the authoritarian government's PR blunders go from bad to dangerously worse.

Indians Applaud a Journalist's Passionate Takedown of a Body-Shaming Facebook Meme

"We judge her everything merely on the basis of her size and colour of her skin," wrote Tiyash Mukhopadhyay about a popular meme featuring Oscar-nominated Hollywood actress Gabourey Sidibe.

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