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17 February 2014

Daily archive · 9 posts

Stories from 17 February 2014

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Trinidad Lecture Ignites Fiery Discussion on Gay Rights & Religious Freedom

A public lecture on gay rights, following a Catholic priest's suggestion that LGBT rights should be included in the Trinidad and Tobago constitution, has generated heated discussion on social media.

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Nepal Airlines Plane Crashes Killing All 18 On Board

The Nepalese aviation industry has seen a huge number of accidents in the recent years, with two fatal plane crashes each year from 2010 to 2012.

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Sudan: Blogger Remains in Detention for Criticizing Presidents

Tajeldin Arja Arja was arrested at a press conference last December, after he criticized the Sudanese and Chadian Presidents for their actions surrounding the conflict in Darfur.

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From Iran to the World: Humans of Shiraz

Who are the people of Shiraz and what are their dreams? The world famous Humans of New York has inspired yet another local Facebook page.

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Zambia Ditches English in Primary School for Government-Approved Local Languages

Although there are 73 recognised languages in Zambia, only seven are to replace English as the language of instruction in primary school. Leaders of various ethnics groups oppose the change.

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Dancing and Rising for Justice in Southeast Asia

Thousands in Southeast Asia supported the 'One Billion Rising' campaign with many people calling for justice and the elimination of violence against women

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From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco's Walls

A central wall in Cusco has become the epicenter of local activism, joining initiatives born both online and offline.

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Will Fiji Become Australia's New Best Friend?

A visit by Australia's foreign minister heralds a thaw in relations with Fiji.

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Algerian Cartoonist Faces 18 Months in Jail for Mocking President

Djamel Ghanem faces prison for an unpublished cartoon that compares Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's possible fourth term to baby diapers.

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