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A Veteran of the Falklands 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 With It 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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Aussie Media Cop Criticism for Coverage of Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist's Meltdown

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:07:20 +0000

"Please consider the impact of sustained coverage on the #mentalhealth of a celebrity – important to be respectful." #GrantHackett

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Whale-Themed ‘Suicide Groups’ Present Opportunity for Internet Crackdown in Central Asia

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:12:42 +0000

Despite no clear link to actual suicides in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, authorities are dreaming up restrictions.

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Thousands Joined ‘Walk for Life’ to Protest Extrajudicial Killings and Revival of Death Penalty in the Philippines

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:31:31 +0000

"If the response to violence is also violence, we double the violence. We should match it with non-violence."

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China Argues Over Which Country is Behind Kim Jong-nam Assassination

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:08:54 +0000

Old school pundits are still trying to drum up support for Beijing's troublesome ally, but social media users aren't buying it.

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Islamist Groups Demand Removal of Sculpture in Front of Supreme Court in Bangladesh

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:36:32 +0000

Authorities have less than a week to respond to a request that top officials and social media users alike are arguing is unreasonable.

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