Stories from 24 August 2017
Diplomatic Row Between Serbia and Macedonia Thwarted, No War in Sight
As diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Macedonia defuse, citizens reaffirm their common goal to live normal lives without threats of war.
‘Privacy is a Fundamental Right': Advocates Hail India's Supreme Court Ruling
The ruling followed multiple citizen petitions that challenged the government's move to make Aadhaar -- India's national digital ID system -- mandatory for various social welfare benefits.
A Popular Japanese Cosmetic Surgeon Is Called Out for Admiring Nazism
"The last thing our world needs today is the embrace of Nazi ideology, under whose banner physicians carried out unspeakable crimes in the name of ‘progress.’"
Blaming Social Media Comments, a Russian Tycoon Announces He's Done With Macedonian Sports
"All over the world fans insult and badmouth club presidents, yet no president has left a club because of that."
A Look at Some of Syria's Destroyed Heritage
"This is like blowing up the Taj Mahal or destroying the Acropolis in Athens. This is a disaster."
Scholars at Home and Abroad Call for Withdrawal of Protest Charges Against Five Thai Academics
"How can we achieve reform when the state still treats those who voice concern about public issues as its enemies?"