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19 August 2014

Stories from 19 August 2014

ISIS Beheads Kidnapped Photojournalist James Wright Foley in Horrific Video Message to the US

A video allegedly showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley, missing in Syria for 636 days, by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was released today.

Freedom of Information and Data Protection Dealt A Blow in Mexico: IFAI Won't Challenge Telecom Law

Disappointment and frustration prevail as the IFAI's decision leaves Mexico's citizens defenseless against the country's crucial new telecom law.

Demanding Gender Equality in the Bahamas

Armed Egyptian Group Hilwan Brigades Blasts State Violence and Muslim Brotherhood's ‘Pacifism’ in YouTube Debut

It's been one year since security forces opened fire on peaceful protesters opposed to the ousting of Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi, killing hundreds.

Safety Measures Against Ebola in Cuba

Humans of New York Series Inspires Intimate Portraits of Life in Iraq and Around the World

The Bridge

Following the lead of the popular "Humans of New York" photo project, "Humans of..." sites have proliferated across the globe. Jillian C. York explores this "visual take on travel writing."

Pro-Government Protesters in Hong Kong Were Reportedly Rewarded With Cash and Free Food for Showing Up

Pro-Beijing groups have been eager to match the level of mobilization shown by the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.

Clashes After an Attempted Theft of 450 Cattle Leaves 15 Dead in Madagascar

Abuse of Syrian Child on Video Sparks Outcry and Arrests

“Beat his face and head,” says a voice off-camera. “No,” pleads the boy, a nine-year-old Syrian refugee. The video has sparked intense public debate about discrimination against Syrians in Lebanon.

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