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9 January 2014

Stories from 9 January 2014

How Should Middle Eastern Women Dress in Public?

This question, posed by a University of Michigan study, is drawing laughs – and criticism online.

South Korea: Political Revenge on Whistleblower?

Hindus Attacked in Bangladesh for ‘Crime’ of Voting

"Wasn't the election for everybody? So why are Hindus being targeted? Or did only Hindus vote? So are they not free to exercise their rights?"

Peruvian Volunteer Firefighters Fight More than Just Fire

Amidst economic difficulties and bureaucratic obstacles, Peruvian volunteer firefighters manage to carry out their tasks with no other interest than serving the community.

PHOTOS: Humans of Shanghai

The Humans of Shanghai page was created in March 2013 and features scenes of daily life in the Chinese metropolis.

El Salvador Prepares for Upcoming Presidential Election

Silent Treatment on Violence against Women in Guinea

‘Just Bloody Pictures': Crime Reporting in Honduras

Fundación MEPI monitored and analyzed crime reporting during 2012 to identify how the Honduran press works and to determine the level of self-censorship that could exist in this country.

‘Hafu’ Film Explores Mixed Race Japanese Identity

Filmmakers explore Japan's under-documented emerging generation of mixed race Japanese who refer to themselves as 'hafu'.

12 Music Videos That Struck a Chord in Taiwan in 2013

Against a backdrop of politics and problems, music in Taiwan really rocked in 2013.

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