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8 March 2017

Stories from 8 March 2017

Nyango Star, the Apple-Shaped Mascot Who Drums for Japan's Tohoku Region

"Anytime Nyango Star makes a public appearance it is to help Tohoku recover. The mascot isn't drumming for its personal gain but for its beloved home."

We the Governors of the Russian Federation Would Like to Wish You a Happy International Women's Day

According to sources in the Kremlin, the order came from the very top: Russian governors were to celebrate International Women's Day "creatively."

Egypt's Revolution: Between Lost Hopes and Growing Apathy

"I have always dodged casual conversations about the Egyptian revolution from people who know little about it, fearing that words would fail me."

The Heartbreaking Digital Search for Migrants Who Go Missing Crossing the US-Mexico Border

Many migrants crossing the US-Mexico border go missing, leaving their families desperately searching for clues online of what happened.

Latin Americans Hit the Streets to Strike on International Women's Day

Latin America is expecting a rush of civic demonstrations on Wednesday, following promises by an array of civic groups to join a labor strike on International Women's Day

Russian Socialists Celebrate International Women's Day With Guerilla Ads on the Subway

A group of socialist activists in St. Petersburg is using guerilla advertising to show the city a different way to acknowledge International Women's Day.

Palestinians Mourn ‘Intellectual-Activist’ Killed in Gun Battle With Israeli Forces

"Why is his people absent? Who was those that were supposed to protect him? Who was supposed to hide him?"

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