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23 January 2018

Stories from 23 January 2018

Protests Underscore the Potential Power of Iran's Access to Information Law

Advox

This is an opportune time to fully enforce efforts towards transparency after Iran's December-January protests. The first step must be a full implementation of Iran’s Access to Information law.

Chaos in the Capital: Photos of Record Snowfall in Tokyo

Heavy snow shuts down Tokyo and provides a chance to snap stunning pictures.

What is More Convincing for World Cup 2018 Fans? Russia's Edgy New Tourism Logo or Their Governments’ Dire Warnings?

RuNet Echo

With the World Cup fast approaching, will Russia live up to its new “The Whole World Within Russia” tourism brand campaign?

Jurassic Post: Afghan Minister's Gaffe Raises Meritocracy Concerns

“I regret that the National Unity Government talks about good governance while appointing a minister who lacks primary literacy.”

In Indonesian Papua, Dozens of Children Have Died From Measles and Chickenpox While Awaiting Medical Care

"Does anyone want to go there and get real data about their condition? And why do we only now say this is a problem?"

Shifts in Bangladeshi Wedding Culture Bring a Change to the Menu

Although the dishes served at Bangladeshi weddings have started to change, one thing always remains the same -- they are delicious. 

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is Pregnant and Internet Users Can't Stop Talking About It

The buzz around the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's pregnancy is just the beginning of months of the inevitable media circus.

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