Stories from 12 May 2016
If Moscow is saddling up for another offensive against “foreign agents,” Ilya Ukhov couldn’t have timed it better when he claimed Dozhd might secretly receive funding from the US government.
Two Twitter accounts provide a much-needed look back at World War II in China and the rest of Asia.
"Just like we always dreamed, music will bring people together and give us a chance at world peace."
"Perhaps the only way to see the wax palm in the future will be on stamps and banknotes #NoToMegaMiningInSalento"
Mapping “disputed” areas could become a crime in India, Nepal gives Canadian man the boot over controversial tweets and a Russian social mediaite is convicted of promoting “separatism” online.
Where Is Zeenat Shahzadi? Missing Journalist Is Suspected Victim of Pakistan's Enforced Disappearances
"It is getting to the point when anyone of us can disappear for seeking or speaking the truth..."
"If you set an example by by being careful with where you throw away your trash, we can raise the standards of our country."
"But for the 90s kids like me, Rana and Kazi Anwar Hussain are legends. I am indebted to them as they showed the world to me through those books."
Where are the 43 Ayotzinapa students? That is the question which remains unanswered 19 months after the group of young teaching students were detained by local police officers in Mexico.
His voice would always make you smile -- and it wasn't just because of its smooth, dulcet tone -- it was what he said and how fairly he said it.
We have lost Papa Wemba, Congolese rumba pioneer and the “King of Sape”. “Farewell to the artist and thank you,” says Global Voices.
Were Authorities Really Tricked Into Hosting a Cultural Revolution Throwback Concert? Chinese Are Skeptical.
"It is impossible for 56 Flowers to perform at the Great Hall of the People without prior approval from central authorities..."