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7 February 2014

Stories from 7 February 2014

Pakistani Superhero Ms. Marvel

Anniversary of The Shahbag Movement

Russian Commentator Mistakes Uzbekistan for Tajikistan at Olympics Opening Ceremony

A renowned Russian sports commentator mistook Uzbekistan's national team for that of Tajikistan in a live broadcast from the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Change From the Ground Up in War-Torn Central African Republic

Second part of the interview with Michel Besse and the ATD Fourth World Team in Bangui about how to support Central Africa.

Film Shows How ‘Development’ Turns Tribal People Into Beggars

Caribbean: Discrimination is Discrimination

Caribbean Numbers Involved in Telephone Phishing Scam

Caribbean telephone numbers are now being used as part of a "one ring" telephone phishing scam; netizens are using social media to complain and to warn others about the racket.

The French Expatriate Perspective on France's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

The immigration debate is taking center stage in the public conversation of France. French citizens living abroad have a different perspective on the issue.

When Genocide is, apparently, a Laughing Matter

Puerto Rico’s Debt Downgraded to “Junk” Status

While the government tries to inspire confidence in the public, citizens fear the worse.

Last Chance to Submit Papers for Re:Publica 2014

Why You Should Stop Saying ‘Venezuelan Women are Beautiful’

Uruguayan ‘Asado’, Much More Than Just a Barbecue

No-one, or almost no-one, prepares an 'asado' (barbecue) for themselves alone. The 'asado' is a reason to meet, an excuse for a get-together, to bring together those who are separated.

Brazilian TV Comes Out of the Closet With Highly Anticipated Gay Kiss

Broadcast on a television soap opera to millions of Brazilians, a gay kiss has scored a goal in the fight against homophobia.

Pre-Registration Open for Brazil's Global Internet Governance Event

Asking After Prisoners’ Screams Lands Angolan Journalist in Jail

5 YouTube Channels African Food Lovers Should Watch

Learn how to make pilau, peanut soup, chapati flatbread, banana fritters, and more.

A Riot Within Pussy Riot?

RuNet Echo

"Since we are now on opposite sides of the barricades with Nadya and Masha, separate us. Remember, we are no longer Nadya and Masha, they are no longer Pussy Riot."

Chinese Cuisine Documentary ‘Bite of China’ a Visual Feast

Archaeologist K.C. Chang observed that “Chinese people are especially preoccupied with food” and that “food is at the center of, or at least it accompanies or symbolizes, many social interactions.”

Meet the Hard-Working Ukrainians Helping to Keep #Euromaidan Alive

Euromaidan participant and Global Voices author Alya Shandra describes in detail some of the profiles of fellow Euromaidan protesters and citizens of Ukraine.

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