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27 July 2015

How To Miss A Coup d'Etat

The Bridge

The July 27, 1990 attempted coup is Trinidad and Tobago's "Where were you when JFK was shot?" moment. But what if you weren't in the country at the time?

Saudi Woman Dies After her Daughter was Rejected in a University

A grief-struck Saudi mother literally dropped dead at The University of Tabuk campus which refused to admit her daughter into its medical school. Netizens react to the news with alarm.

For a Glimpse of Plan Central America's Future, Look to Colombia

Replicating Plan Colombia's failed approach, a Washington aid program for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador combines neoliberal economic reforms with military aid.

Unintentionally Amusing Illustrations Found in Japanese Textbooks

"Thanks to these illustrations, I'm unable to concentrate while studying, haha."

Learn 40 Aboriginal Hand Signs Used to Communicate Across Western Australia’s Desert

Rising Voices

A participatory video project in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert is teaching about hand signs used by Aboriginal women elders while teaching the Kukatja language.

Greece Crisis Propelling Some Ethnic Greeks Back to Their Homeland on a Turkish Island

Greeks and Turks share a love and pride for the beautiful island called Gökçeada by the former and Imbros by the latter.

26 July 2015

Uganda Ponders a Sustainable Future as MDGs Become SDGs

Uganda has made clear progress in meeting its development targets in some areas, and almost none in others.

Reality TV's New Stars Are Tanzanian Farmers

"Female Food Heroes" is a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.

Taiwan Will Most Likely Have a Woman President in 2016

"It is a breakthrough that the two main political parties endorsed women candidates."

25 July 2015

Videos of Trinidad Jailbreak Show Prisoners Made Confident Exit from Downtown Prison

As somebody quipped on Facebook, it looked like "more of a jail release than a jailbreak".

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