Stories from 8 June 2016
One Palestinian-Syrian Man's Agonizing Decision to Leave His Home Behind
"It was very hard to decide if I wanted to leave this country without coming back again...Even if it’s dangerous, it is my country. I like this country."
Surrounded by Rubble, This Flower Seller's Dreams Are on Hold in Syria
"I wish that when the war is over I can return to pursue my dreams."
In Venezuela, Electrical Shortages Limit Basic Communication — and Free Expression
The internet access speed in Venezuela has been called "the slowest line in Latin America."
Immersive VR Documentary on Ukrainian Chernobyl Fully Funded on Kickstarter
A virtual reality documentary about the Ukrainian Chernobyl exclusion zone using 360-degree video technology has been fully funded on Kickstarter.
The Quirky Tranquility of Japanese Suburbia in Photos
Japan isn't just Mount Fuji, neon landscapes and bullet trains. One Tumblr photo blog has set out to document the country's quiet residential streets.
Bangladesh's ‘Eco-Cooler’ Beats the Heat Without Electricity
A new social venture has come up with a simple idea to provide a cheap solution to the problem of overheating in the summer in areas without electricity.