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30 May 2017

Stories from 30 May 2017

Police Threaten Maldivian Bloggers Abroad With Arrest Over Twitter

Advox

Four independent Maldivian bloggers and activists living overseas have been issued arrest warrants by police over the past week. Apparently, they were targeted because they promote secularism or secularists.

PHOTOS: More Than 70,000 Displaced by Clashes Between Philippine Troops and Suspected ISIS-Backed Group

Thousands of families have fled their homes in Marawi City to avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

Facebook ‘Mistakenly’ Censored Tiananmen Massacre Tribute

Advox

Facebook said the image “belittles, threatens or attacks a particular person, legal entity, nationality or group.” Following an uproar among Hong Kongers, the company apologised and approved the image.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Rebukes Student for Exalting Free Speech in Graduation Remarks

Advox

Foreign ministry officials are using Yang's speech to prove a recycled conspiracy about overseas Chinese students being contaminated by Western ideology.

Macedonian Students’ Photo Project Reveals Scenes From WWI, Then and Now

A photo exhibit combines street scenes in the southern Macedonian town of Bitola during World War I and their situation today.

Old Names Dominate Nepal’s First Local Polls in 20 Years

Despite the slow counting and the continued dominance of big parties, some are cheering the victory of thousands of women candidates in Nepal's first local polls in 20 years.

Kazakhstan Is Preparing to Effectively Ban Political Opposition

The banning of independent candidates at presidential elections is yet another blow to hopes of a democratic future.