Stories from 8 July 2016
"Think critically about what is reported and how it's being said. More importantly, look for what's being left off the page and why."
"When I think about the times I've been attacked or threatened or I've seen violence, I can't think of one instance when a gun would have improved the outcome."
"In America, young lead the country; Old get the pension. In Nepal, old rule the country; Young get the tension."
An online "talking dictionary" is attempting to preserve the Ainu language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of Japan's northeastern island of Hokkaido.
"From a historical perspective, media outlets that are close to government have a higher tendency to fabricate news. The track record of state-controlled media outlets is even worse."
The 17 activists were originally detained in June 2015, accused of organizing a rebellion. They say they were only discussing peaceful methods of protest.
A Quarter of a Century Ago, the USSR Went Nuts for Its First McDonald’s. Now That Joy Belongs to Siberia.
While the world's biggest fast-food chain might no longer thrill the denizens of modern-day Moscow, McDonald's is still breaking new ground elsewhere in Russia.