Stories from 14 September 2016
The Feud Between Two Indian States Over Water Has Taken a Violent Turn
"If you set fire to things to protest the scarcity of water, then the protest goes from agitation to irony."
Ukrainian Ministry of Information Policy Thanks Facebook Bots for Their Hard Work
The Facebook bot war between Ukraine and Russia rages on. Will the Russian government find a way to crack down on spammers?
Vladimir Putin and the Fake Brides of Red Square
Last holiday weekend, Moscow wasn't the only thing being celebrated: part of the spectacle appears to have been arranged to remind Russians that their president is a virile, red-blooded man.
‘El Hombrecito’ Breathes Musical Life Into Literature in the Dominican Republic
In the Dominican Republic, a group called The Little Man (El Hombrecito) is offering a new way of experiencing the arts by combining music, poetry and visual arts.
Chinese Police Violently Crack Down on Protests Against an Elected Village Leader's Imprisonment
Residents believe Lin Zuluan was forced into confessing that he took a bribe because he had planned to protest land seizures taking place without the village's consent.
Macedonia’s Amazing Disappearing Interior Minister
Macedonian politicians appoint a placeholder crony to ensure that party loyalists get the Interior Ministry's top positions ahead of snap parliamentary elections.