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17 November 2014

Turkish President's Columbus Comments Trigger “Mosque on the Moon” Mockery

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

Hijras, Bangladesh's ‘Third Gender', Celebrate First Ever Pride Parade

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

Balkan Nationalists Bring Back Personality Cults in Tattoos of Ruling Politicians

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

6 Things You Wanted to Know About Cameroon but Were Afraid to Ask

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

Kashmir Witnesses ‘Worst Violence in a Decade’ Between India and Pakistan

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

Some Gambians Don't Feel Like Celebrating President Jammeh's 20 Years in Power

Gambia is going through a ten-day long celebration marking 20 years since President Yahya Jammeh overthrew a democratically elected government.

5 October 2014

Becoming a Post-Soviet City: Social Housing and Urban Planning in Yerevan

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

Mobile Apps Put Durga Puja at the Fingertips of Millions

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

Exit Hamid Karzai, Afghan Legend

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.

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