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Colombia's Guerilla Fighters Like You've Never Seen Them

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:38 +0000

An award-winning photo by Luís Acosta shows the human side of Colombia's guerrilla fighters.

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Russia's Censor Suddenly Wants to Know More About Channels on Telegram

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:47:18 +0000

With help from a Putin-launched political movement, Russia's federal censor met on Tuesday behind closed doors with the authors of several popular Telegram channels. And nobody knows why.

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Privacy Is Hard to Protect in Tunisia, Thanks to Politics

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08:41 +0000

Almost six years after the regime's ousting, and despite having a constitution that grants all citizens the right to privacy, Tunisia's privacy law still do not meet international standards.

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Government in Azerbaijan: It's a Family Affair!

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:17:24 +0000

President Ilham Aliyev just made his wife First Vice President. What did your Valentine give you?

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Trump a Convenient Whipping Boy for Trinidad & Tobago Footballer Dwight Yorke's Visa Issue

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:22:57 +0000

A high-profile footballer, a controversial travel ban and an Iranian stamp in a passport all converge to blow a simple visa issue out of proportion.

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A Veteran of the Malvinas War Shares His Healing Journey to the Past

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:32:11 +0000

War veteran Miguel Savage says there are three ways to cope terrible suffering: “block everything out, play the victim, or embrace the pain and turn it into something positive.”

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The Strange Death of Russia's Closest Alliance

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:34:58 +0000

Almost three years ago, President Alexander Lukashenko suddenly realized that his country's weak sense of national identity was a serious problem. It's been odd times for Belarus ever since.

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In Georgia, Concern Mounts as Tussle over Key Broadcaster Reaches Endgame

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:36:09 +0000

"#Media is a natural ally of society. It can show flaws! Never make mistakes already made by your opponents. Support #Rustavi2"

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Hong Kong Police and Pro-Beijing Groups Protest After Court Convicts Officers of Assaulting Activist

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:07:22 +0000

"Police misconduct is not frightening as these are single cases. What's frightening is police wrongdoing can be justified by politics."

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Unsurprisingly, Saudi Arabia's Politicians and Media Love Trump's Tough Talk on Iran

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:32:43 +0000

Some, however, warned that escalating tensions could end badly: "We live in the same region with Iran, any war on Iran means we all going to be devastated".

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Twitter Walks a Fine Line in Russia

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:16:24 +0000

Why does Twitter comply with Kremlin requests to censor Tweets inside Russia? It's complicated.

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Free Expression Under Fire as Venezuela Takes CNN Spanish Off the Air

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:20:53 +0000

CNN broadcasts will now be freely available in Venezuela on YouTube — but what does it matter in the country with one of the slowest Internet connections in the region?

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Local Language / Global Network: Designing Mobile Technology for Indigenous and Minority Language Users

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:54:14 +0000

Lessons from how Irish speakers are interacting with mobile technologies may provide insights for speakers of other minority and indigenous languages.

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A Dozen or More Things Tropical Cyclone Dineo Should Have Taken Away From South Africa

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:08:45 +0000

"#ThingsDineoShouldTakeWithHer...Corrupt politicians, sure we'll lose 10% of our population but it'll be worth it."

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Fleeing the Shells of War, Kachin Civilians Struggle Against Freezing Cold in North Myanmar

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:13:00 +0000

Almost 2,000 fled their villages after recent skirmishes between the Kachin Independence Army and the Myanmar army

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