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28 August 2015
"The implied accusation that they are out to cheat government is an insult they can never forgive and forget."
Bahrain is closing in on Al Wefaq Islamic Society, the country's largest opposition group. One after the other, it's leaders are rounded up and jailed.
According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index for 2015, seven of the ten countries most at risk from climate change are in Africa.
"Nature gave the Nature Isle a rough make over" as the first major tropical storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season hit the Caribbean island of Dominica.
27 August 2015
The Ebola outbreak has killed 3,952 in the West African nation, according to the World Health Organisation.
"...all news and comments related to the military parade must be carefully reviewed before posting to guarantee they are positive and not offensive..."
26 August 2015
Videos capturing police violence against protesters in Lebanon are making the rounds online. Is protesting against mounting rubbish and government corruption worth being beaten up and teargassed for?
When Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in a high-security Russian prison on terrorism charges, Russian and Ukrainian Internet users were less than pleased.
24 August 2015
The government is proposing to build a coal plant in Krabi to boost local power supply, but it also threatens to destroy a popular tourism destination and protected environment site.
Though Wikipedia has tried to circumvent Russian censors' demands to remove content, the Kremlin seems intent on blocking the website at all costs.
Vladimir Putin's spokesman is back in the news, after Internet users discovered this weekend that Yandex, the country’s most popular search engine, might be censoring itself to protect him.
23 August 2015
A brutal response awaited the peaceful protesters of the #YouStink movement who gathered in Beirut on Saturday August 22 to demand a solution to the garbage crisis in Lebanon.
Two government ministers who tried to enter the protest area were refused entry, but the movement said those who resign are welcome.
Weighed down by heavy schoolbags and neglected by the government, is life about to get better for Bangladesh's millions of miniature citizens?
A trash problem is threatening the Lebanese government as protesters demand better services and less corruption. Is Lebanon ready to listen to the demands of its people?
22 August 2015
Wikipedia is trying something new in the fight against Russian censorship, and it might actually work.
Outdated laws in Guyana make it possible for the police service to dismiss female officers who get pregnant while on probation. Could that change sometime soon?
What is perhaps the most famous travel poster in world history got a new wave of attention thanks to a recreation by American musician Alicia Keys.