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Stories about History
17 November 2014
Turkish President Recep Erdoğan has been challenging Columbus' discovery of America and promising to build a mosque in Cuba. This is perfect fodder for the country's satirists.
15 November 2014
Bangladesh's Hijra community won recognition as a separate gender identity last year, and photo captured them as they took to the streets in colourful style to celebrate the anniversary.
9 November 2014
While many thought that the tattoo personality cults of the former Yugoslavia were a thing of the past, political personalities are still a hot tattoo choice in the Balkans.
29 October 2014
Who are Cameroon's big names? Do English speakers and French speakers get along? Gaelle Tjat, based in Douala, gives a colorful portrait of her homeland.
19 October 2014
The latest unrest in Kashmir has been called the region's “worst in a decade," and many fear it could destroy the 2003 ceasefire between India and Pakistan altogether.
14 October 2014
Gambia is going through a ten-day long celebration marking 20 years since President Yahya Jammeh overthrew a democratically elected government.
5 October 2014
Yerevan, Armenia's capital, has experienced war, communism and a devestating earthquake in 1988. Throughout the city's diverse history, its residents and architecture have left their mark on each other.
2 October 2014
This year, there are several mobile apps available to help navigate Puja pandal hopping in several Indian cities better planned and more informed than ever.
30 September 2014
After thirteen years as President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has said goodbye to the Arg he inhabited for so long. Even Afghans that hated him now find themselves feeling sentimental.