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1 November 2016

Stories from 1 November 2016

Singaporeans Urged to ‘Embrace the Ugly’ to Reduce Food Waste

"If we throw away ugly food just because it doesn’t look nice, then I think we are wasting these resources," a participant in Singapore's new food conservation movement said.

International Film Festival Brings Some Good News to A Beleaguered Mexican State

Gael García Bernal, Audrey Tautou, and Willem Dafoe are among the celebrities who will attend the 2016 Morelia International Film Festival.

Russian Activists Dox Prison Official Who Allegedly Ordered Torture of Inmates

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RuNet Echo talks to a Russian activist about his campaign to make public the private life of a prison official accused of ordering torture against inmates.

Mexicans Prepare Their Offerings and Calaveras Ahead of Day of the Dead

Calaveras, offerings for ancestors, and even conferences that discuss controversial topics - like euthanasia - surround this traditional celebration for commemorating the dead.

A Man's Haunting Tale of Escape After the Vietnam War

Many believe that war-torn countries are inhabited by the spirits of those whose lives were lost. Among those who died were refugees who escaped the country by boat.

Australian Government Plans Lifetime Visa Ban for Asylum Seekers Arriving by Boat

"It makes a mockery of international law to outlaw genuine refugees from forever entering Australia. That is the most draconian thing I have ever heard of."

Inside Chin, Myanmar’s Picturesque but Poorest Province

Chin is located in the mountainous northwest part of Myanmar. It is near Bangladesh and India. Despite its natural beauty, Chin has the highest incidence of poverty in the country.

Halloween: Ghoulish Fun or Grand Western Conspiracy?

Devil face-masks are no damned joke in certain corners of the former Soviet Union.

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