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Just How Welcome Are ‘Foreigners’ on Japanese Trains?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:05:52 +0000

A private railway company in western Japan recently came under fire after a conductor apologized for the presence of “foreigners” on a train. And that was just the beginning.

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Russian City Cuts Fuel to WWII Eternal Flame So Locals Won't Cook on It

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:03:07 +0000

Taganrog’s eternal flame isn’t burning today, and a local gas company official says it’s because he can’t guarantee that locals won’t roast sausages over the fire.

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Who has the Right to Tell a Country’s Story?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:00:28 +0000

"It is not possible to tell the truth about Cuba from only one viewpoint, or from unanimous viewpoints that are the equivalent of one."

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Kyrgyzstan is to Kok-Boru What Brazil Is to Football

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:20:26 +0000

The equestrian contact sport Kok-Buro is a test of skill and strength, and at the end of a game the players often get to eat the trophy.

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A Short History of Halloween in Japan

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:15:39 +0000

Halloween in Japan has become a creepy tour de force. But trick-or-treating has never caught on. Why?

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A Day in the Life of Immigration Limbo in the US

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:00:58 +0000

A mother who escaped gang violence with her children in El Salvador waits in Boston to know whether she and her family can stay in the US legally or not.

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An Indigenous Woman Could Be a Presidential Candidate in Mexico Two Years From Now

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:50:40 +0000

The extreme Mexican left hints at nominating an indigenous woman for the 2018 presidential election. Meanwhile, in Chiapas, women are forced to renounce their positions because of their gender.

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Russian Search Engine Will Only List Top News Stories from State-Registered Media

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:07:03 +0000

Yandex is coming under pressure to register with Roskomnadzor, the state agency that regulates Russian media.

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Ecuador Workshop Connects Digital Activists for the Good of the Kichwa Language On the Internet

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:35:31 +0000

In an effort to bring together digital activists in Ecuador, a recent workshop was held in Otavalo to continue the movement to promote the Kichwa language online.

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Netizen Report: As Protests Rage in Ethiopia, Zone9 Bloggers Return to Court

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:39 +0000

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

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In Venezuela, Indigenous Communities’ Struggles With Mining Are Far From Over

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:48:50 +0000

"With this decree, illegal mining in the Caura becomes legalized. Now they are definitely going to kill us."

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A Portuguese Woman's 20-Year Legal Battle Over a Scholarship Ends in Her Imprisonment for Defamation

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:10:50 +0000

"It is unfortunate that the law is not applied to all people in the same way..."

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Sri Lanka Pays the Price for Past Government's Extravagance

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:21:35 +0000

The huge sum of money spent canceling an order for new Airbuses could have funded a whole lot more.

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Peace Activist Khurram Parvez's Illegal Detention in Kashmir Valley May Be Proof He's “Doing Something Right”

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:22:37 +0000

After his arrest on September 15, Parvez was charged under the Public Safety Act and sent to a prison facility nearly 300 kilometers from his family and legal counsel.

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Indigenous, Student and Afro Communities in Colombia Are Not Taking ‘No’ for an Answer

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:54:18 +0000

Communities from the most affected areas in Colombia's armed conflict took the streets of the capital to protest against the results of the referendum and support the peace agreement.

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