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In Macedonia and Serbia, Right-Wing Politicians Make Their Followers Swoon—Literally

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:21:15 +0000

Both Serbian President Vučić of Serbia and former Macedonian Prime Minister Gruevski have tried to spin incidents, in which attendees to their public appearances fainted, in their favor.

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Another Muslim Man Is Murdered in India's Rajasthan by Cow Vigilantes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:49:21 +0000

"The term Gau Rakshak has slipped into the country’s lexicon of politics and culture over the past two years, in step with increasing activism by self-styled protectors and vigilante groups."

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Mezcal: The Rebirth of a Traditional Mexican Drink

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:16:17 +0000

After having been considered an underappreciated drink, mezcal is finally found in the most chic bars on the planet and bartenders are giving it the recognition it deserves.

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Barbie Hijab Comment Highlights Why Some Russian Activists Don’t Support Presidential Hopeful Navalny

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:13:48 +0000

"Congratulations, Alexey! With one tweet you’ve written off all of your potential Muslim voters. You apparently don’t want to become president."

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Jordanian Cartoonist Goes to Trial For Drawing Jesus

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:41:28 +0000

The cartoon commented on the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, which sold church property to Israeli settler groups to pay off church debt.

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Argentine Documentary ‘Education in Motion’ Spotlights Grassroots Learning in Latin America

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:03:09 +0000

"The people know very well that the school is here, conquered by the struggle, it is in struggle and lives in struggle."

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“Cementazo” Scandal Tarnishes Costa Rican Presidential Election

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:24:19 +0000

The "cementazo", roughly translated as "huge cement blow", is a corruption case tarnishing the presidential election in one of the most institutionally stable countries in Latin America.

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With a Little Help From Humans, the Caribbean's Birds Are Attempting a Post-Hurricane Comeback

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:49:27 +0000

Wildlife suffers from the effects of natural disasters too, and after the tough 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, conservationists across the Caribbean are helping bird populations to be resilient.

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The Winner Is: Same Sex Marriage Equality in Australia

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:35:03 +0000

"First bloody vote result in years that made me feel like reasonable, kind, compassionate people are still the clear majority."

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Many Taiwanese Say Taiwan Representation at China’s National Congress Was Simply Beijing Propaganda

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:19:57 +0000

"[The drama] is selling out Taiwan’s independence movement. When the pro-independence movement in Taiwan becomes stronger, Beijing will pay more and more to build up a united front in Taiwan."

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Women Die in Childbirth in Rural India, Where Hospitals Lack Doctors

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:01:00 +0000

Doctors refuse job postings to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.

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#StopTheCrackdownVN: Global Groups Call for Human Rights Protection in Vietnam

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:37:40 +0000

Human rights groups are stepping up the campaign urging the Vietnamese government to release 165 prisoners and conscience and to stop the persecution of activists and bloggers.

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Video Games Are the Latest Additions to Russian Infowarfare

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:16:57 +0000

The defense ministry's tweet purported to show drone footage of ISIS convoys moving under US protection. There was just one problem -- none of it was real.

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Jamaican Women Demand the Right to ‘Bare Arms’ at Government Offices

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:38:07 +0000

"There are Jamaicans who are being denied services that they are entitled to because of these dress codes [...] a serious issue to be addressed."

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Facebook's ‘Explore Feed’ Experiment Is Hurting Small Businesses, NGOs, and Political Groups in Cambodia

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:22:31 +0000

"By slicing news out of people’s feeds....Facebook has cut off a source of information for millions of Cambodians."

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