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18 December 2014
Human rights activists worry that Hong Kong police are targeting minors participating in "shopping" pro-democracy protests. Young activists may not be aware of their legal rights.
16 December 2014
"Yes, I am Indian. So what? The pain of losing a child is universal. #IndiawithPakistan"
Following a strong 6.8 earthquake in November, Twitter users noticed that the Japanese seemed to brush it off easily, only three years after the 3.11 Tohoku Triple Disaster killed thousands.
15 December 2014
Women in lockup in Argentina face humiliating searches, lack of prison amenities in comparison with men, poor health care, and a lack of interpreters if they don't speak Spanish.
13 December 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused critics of his chief of staff of being sexist. Abbot was famously the target of former PM Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech in 2012.
12 December 2014
Amid growing anxiety about Russia’s currency and economy, RuNet Echo has collected several of the most popular and amusing examples of “ruble memes” on Russian Twitter.
Argentina's shantytowns are in an identity crisis. These communities could soon be getting some help, however, now that the government might make October 7 "Slum Identity Day."
11 December 2014
A Kyrgyz media outlet refused government requests to delete a reposted video of Kazakh children training in ISIS camps. Now it is partly blocked in both countries.