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4 March 2015

Indian State Maharashtra’s #BeefBan Means Eating a Burger Can Send You to Prison

"Congratulations Maharashtra: it is now safer to be a cow than a woman, Dalit or Muslim in the state."

Global Voices, the Travel Guide for Anti-Tourists

The Bridge

In a sphere where planets can be lonely and guides rough, Global Voices offers intrepid travellers a true insider's view on the world.

Netanyahu's Speech to Congress Was Polarizing, to Say the Least

In the United States, and elsewhere, reactions to the speech by many public figures and ordinary Internet users were unusually negative.

As Floods Inundate Madagascar, Government Is Slow to Provide Relief

Madagascar is going through another extremely difficult time, with a large part of the country being inundated by floods. Residents have uploaded photos of the devastation to social media.

“No Blood For Vanity!” Hong Kong Animal Right Activists Protest the Fur Fair

Hong Kong is a "premier global fur trade center" because of the demand from mainland China. At the same time, cheap fur products also flooded the local market.

3 March 2015

Gazan Doctor Aims to Rebuild Strip's Only School for Disabled Children

A Gazan doctor teams up with human rights activist to rebuild Gaza's only school for disabled children.

A Move to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in Japan Reveals Hidden Prejudices

If the statute is passed it will be the first time same-sex unions will be recognized by Japanese law.

John Legend Tells Bahrain's Peaceful Protesters: I Stand With You

"A just society is one built not on fear or repression or vengeance or exclusion, but one built on love." - John Legend.

2 March 2015

Egyptians Gleefully Remix ISIS “National Anthem”

Egyptians are poking fun of the ISIS "national anthem" by uploading videos to YouTube featuring dancers swaying to the song's words

Has Azerbaijan's National Currency Run Away Scared?

The massive devaluation of the manat national currency has been a disaster for many Azerbaijanis, but it has also showcased their sense of humour.

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