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15 March 2014

Stories from 15 March 2014

Korea: English, Borrowed Words, Konglish

“I Am Scared to Live in This Country”: Crowd Attacks Women's Rights Activists in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan's capital, an angry crowd attacked women's rights activists whom they mistook for Christian missionaries.

Letters From Tajikistan: We Are Different, But We Have Much In Common

Speaking Through Graffiti in Kazakhstan

Ultraman Comic Book Banned in Malaysia for Using the Word ‘Allah’

Ultraman may be a comic book hero but the translation of the word God into Allah is considered by Malaysia’s Home Affairs Ministry as a threat to public order.

Malaysia Airlines MH370 Mystery Fuels Conspiracy Theories

After a week of waiting for answers in the disappearance of flight MH370 and its 239 occupants, conspiracy theories have cropped to fill the void about what happened.

Russia's Crimea Ballot Fraud that Wasn't

RuNet Echo

A scandal surrounding a ballot photo suggests that Russians are pessimistic about Crimea's Sunday referendum. Many are ready to believe the worst now, even on laughably circumstantial evidence.

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