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The Cat in the… Pot? Cuddly Felines Nap in Japanese Cookware

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:06 +0000

Cats sleeping in clay cooking pots are all the rage in Japan right now. Apparently, they are so popular that stores have started selling pots made exclusively for cats.

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Indonesian President Jokowi Leads Citizens in Condemning Donald Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:08:48 +0000

"Trump is dragging the USA and the world to the frontline of religious extremism."

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A Local Newspaper's Full-Page Feature on Nuclear Radiation Survival Stirs Panic in China

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:09:13 +0000

"The whole page feature on nuclear radiation precaution is believed to be a reaction to the risk of warfare in the Korean peninsula."

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The Fall of Chinese Internet Czar Lu Wei

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:43:56 +0000

If Lu Wei's censorship measures were viewed as selective, Chinese netizens will now find themselves facing a more "comprehensive" online content control system.

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Syrian and Lebanese: On the Conflict of Identities

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:24:20 +0000

"Being half-Lebanese, half-Syrian is like being a child whose parents are separated and both hate you because each half of you reminds them of the other...."

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Transgender Woman's Murder in Trinidad & Tobago Highlights Ostracism Faced by LGBTQ Community

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:42:55 +0000

"This wonderful human being, who cared so much for others, died for no reason .. other than perhaps, being different."

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Victoria Becomes the First Australian State to Pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:37:49 +0000

As Victoria becomes the first Australian state to legalise euthanasia, the country remains divided over what is being called a new, progressive trend in Australian politics.

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Palestinians Aren't Surprised by US Jerusalem Move As World Already ‘Ignores Their Existence’

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:51:41 +0000

"A nation built on ethnic cleansing, colonialism and white supremacy has always supported colonialism and ethnic cleansing in Palestine."

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Painting a New Story: Sohrai Art in Jharkhand

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:00:36 +0000

"What is special about the art form is that it is only made by women and passed on by women."

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The Conviction of Another Dancehall Star Fails to Shock Crime-Weary Jamaicans

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:30:58 +0000

Following the incarceration of Vybz Kartel, Ninja Man is the second major dancehall artist in recent times to be convicted of murder in crime-weary Jamaica.

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Harsh Prison Terms for Video Journalist and Blogger as Vietnam Cracks Down on Free Expression

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:22:50 +0000

“Repressing citizen journalists is not only a violation of human rights but also a major impediment to Vietnam’s aspirations to become a tech and innovation hub.”

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What Future for the ‘Wikipedia Seagull’ on Kazakhstan's Brand New Banknotes?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:44:10 +0000

A seagull appearing on the 500 tenge note was claimed by a Swiss photographer, but officials have not acknowledged copyright infringement.

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Jailed Bahraini Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Faces Additional Fifteen Years in Prison

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:51:42 +0000

Rajab is in prison for his human rights-related activities and for freely expressing his opinions.

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Ashraf Ghani Gets Thumbs Down After ‘Anti-Women’ Headscarf Gaffe

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:59:31 +0000

After an outcry, Afghanistan's president apologised for the remark.

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The Health of Thousands of Filipino Children Could Be at Risk, Thanks to Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:35:05 +0000

"Why just now...How about the thousands of children who were already given the vaccine?"

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