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9 January 2014

Daily archive · 9 posts

Stories from 9 January 2014

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How Should Middle Eastern Women Dress in Public?

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

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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?"

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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.

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PHOTOS: Humans of Shanghai

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

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‘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.

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‘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'.

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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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The Faces of Those Affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Japanese researchers have published a digital archive of the recovery process of one of the areas hardest hit 2004 tsunami, the Indonesian province of Aceh.

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Voices from the Victims of Naphtha Cracker Pollution in Taiwan

A recent study found that residents in the area of a petrochemical processing plant have increased exposure to several toxic air pollutants, including carcinogens.

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