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25 June 2014

Stories from 25 June 2014

Facebook and Its Terms of Use

Jurassic Park Opening Sparks Fury In Peru Town Without Running Water

In a Peruvian dirt town without running water or a sewerage system, the construction of a dinosaur theme park is underway.

What Would Buddha Do? Not Attack Sri Lankan Muslims, Buddhists Say

Hardline Buddhist organization Bodu Bala Sena's anti-Muslim rhetoric has fueled deadly riots in Sri Lanka. The group is vocal, but Buddhists are speaking out against them on and offline.

Goethe's Faust, Between Classicism and Romanticism

How a Protest to Reinstate a University Professor Relaunched Jamaica's Gay Rights Debate

Jamaica's moral compass is on overdrive ever since the dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain. The controversy continues to fuel the debate over gay rights in an infamously homophobic country.

This Film Is About the Remarkable Friendship Between a Buddhist and Muslim in Myanmar. So Why All the Hate?

A human rights festival in Myanmar cancelled a screening of the documentary "The Open Sky" after receiving threats on social media accusing the film of being a Muslim conspiracy.

This Street in Bangladesh Has a Colorful World Cup Celebration to Rival Brazil

Bangladesh didn't qualify to play in the tournament, but the country's football fans have caught World Cup fever nonetheless.

Russians See in US Government Spokesperson the “Heart of a Dog”

RuNet Echo

An unusual video clip – the latest in a series of Internet memes attacking Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the US State Department – is circulating among Russians online.

‘A Shift From Surveillance Mode to Elimination Mode’ in China

Hong Kong Is ‘Haunted’ by China's ‘One Country, Two Systems’ White Paper

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