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Identity Theft Risk Prompts Estonia to Block the Certificates of 760,000 ID Cards

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:40:09 +0000

On November 4, 2017 the Estonian authorities disabled the certificates of more than 760,000 national electronic ID cards due to a security vulnerability that could have compromised cards issued between October 16, 2014 and October 26, 2017, and possibly even earlier. More so than most other countries, Estonia relies on...


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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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How a Female Scientist Became a Symbol of Resistance to Sexism in Kyrgyzstan

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:39:07 +0000

"Take that patriarchs! A woman scientist is saving lives while you make judgements on how to correctly collect dirty socks!"


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Albanian Activists Hold Two-Day Protest Against the Building of Hydropower Plants in Valbona National Park

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:49:03 +0000

There are three hydropower plants under construction, and eight more are being considered by the Ministry of Energy in the pristine natural heritage areas across Albania.


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Female-Run Restaurant Bends Back Social Barriers in Pakistan's Quetta

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:16:14 +0000

"Years ago, women’s lives were limited to the four walls of the house in Hazara Town, but it is no longer the case now."


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One Nation, One Tax: The Impact of India's Goods and Services Tax

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:17:02 +0000

The Indian government deems the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax a success, but many small businesses have been adversely affected and protests are mounting.


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A Son of Indian Billionaire ‘Resides’ in a Modest Post-Communist Building in Macedonia

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:28:39 +0000

Indian billionaire son's residence in Skopje -- and whether or not he actually resides there -- has brought up questions of corrupt ties to the former ruling party of Macedonia.


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Ex-Refugee Who Slept Rough in Rome Now Runs Several Businesses, Dreams of Rebuilding Afghanistan

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:28:04 +0000

"I want to invest in Afghanistan, I have never forgotten my country and I can’t live happily, knowing that my people are suffering."


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Documentary: Lost in the Ruins of Georgia's Soviet-Era Tea Industry

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:04:58 +0000

"There was not a single unemployed person in Laituri. Everyone was employed at either the plantation or the factory."


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Not Without a Fight: The Battle for Affordable Housing in Cape Town

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:51:50 +0000

For many residents of Cape Town, South Africa—a city often touted for its quality of life—the legacy of segregation and spatial apartheid persists in a tangible and powerful way.


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Peru’s Inti Currency Is Just One Reminder of When Peruvian Economy Went Crazy

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:21:39 +0000

"Alan, do you remember this banknote? Indeed, 5 "million" intis. Today they could get you a modest breakfast with six pieces of bread, butter and jam!"


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As China Restricts Home Sales, Netizens Ask If This Serves the People's Needs

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 03:42:43 +0000

China has imposed a ban on property sales in 50 cities to curb the overheating market. But many netizens think it harms the welfare of home buyers.


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A Pro-Environmental Campaign Pushes the Jamaican Prime Minister’s Public Petition Page Into the Limelight

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:44:51 +0000

Cockpit Country is an ecological gem, under threat from bauxite mining. As an online petition to save the area attracts support, Jamaicans find a new way to engage their government.


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A 20 Billion Dollar Trade Agreement Between China and Guinea Raises Concerns

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:26:55 +0000

"Will this be a mutual agreement? At the moment, we are hanging on the government's every word as they negotiate this without providing many details."


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After Years of Cultural Appropriation, Mayan Weavers Want Legal Protection for Their Heritage

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:31:24 +0000

“...our work is not being valued [...] Rather, there has been an appropriation and a commodification of the culture and the designs.”


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