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7 October 2016

Stories from 7 October 2016

Why Japanese Bathrooms Are the Best, and Other Videos

This popular video blog is hosted by children and explains what life is like in Japan.

“With a Nobel, but Without Peace”

The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Colombia's President Santos for his efforts to end a five decades-long civil war, with Syria's widely celebrated White Helmets missing out.

Russia Remembers Slain Journalist Anna Politkovskaya, Ten Years On

RuNet Echo

Today Russians remember Anna Politkovskaya, one of the country's leading investigative journalists who was shot and killed in the elevator of her apartment building ten years ago.

For Lebanon’s Elderly, the Ongoing Garbage Crisis Is a Tight Noose

Lebanon's most vulnerable are paying the ultimate price for the country's waste crisis.

Bangladesh Introduces ‘Smart’ National Identity Cards

Advox

Collecting massive amounts of personal and biometric data opens up thorny issues around security and surveillance. As the database is built up, who will gain access to it?

Tunisian Teen Risks Suspension for Denouncing Poor School Conditions on Facebook

Advox

The school administration has accused Hamza Batti of engaging in a "smear campaign" against it.

A Long List of Criminal Allegations Is Catching Up to Mexican Governor Javier Duarte

The circle is tightening around the Mexican governor accused of corruption and attacks against journalists. What happens in the legal system, however, is anybody's guess.

The Story of an Argentine Torturer's Son

Luis testified against his father in the La Perla-Ribera mega trial for crimes against humanity committed during Argentina's dictatorship in the 1970s.

Atomweight MMA Fighting Comes to Chechnya, and the Local Ruler's Children Are Already Title-Holders

RuNet Echo

Despite his regular publicity on social media, Kadyrov still managed to shock people, when his three young sons appeared as participants in a recent mixed martial arts tournament in Grozny.

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