Full story - August 07, 2014
Then-President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia toasts with champagne during a state dinner in Warsaw in 2010.
The Russian government fired back at economic sanctions by banning food imports from the Western countries who imposed the penalties. But some Russians worry less about the return of bread lines and more about dry liquor cabinets.
A girl named Kajal walks during mobility training at the Bihar Natraheen Parishad, or Bihar School for Blind Girls, in Patna, India, in 2009.
India is home to one-third of the world's blind people, and students in Delhi may have a solution to help them navigate the streets: a cane that uses sonar to alert them to obstacles.
Men hold up marijuana at the house of reggae legend Bob Marley.
Jamaica is moving to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, and the debate over the drug is heating up in several other Caribbean countries.
Full story - July 30, 2014
A man talks on the phone as he surfs the internet on his laptop at a local coffee shop in downtown Shanghai.
China has more than two million "public opinion analysts" who monitor and report on Internet users, and the sector is growing every year. It's part of China's efforts to maintain stability, but it comes at a huge tax cost to the Chinese public.
Thousands of Jamaicans hold a demonstration against the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Half Way Tree, Kingston.
"Homophobia" is pejorative enough that even anti-gay activists in Jamaica are trying to avoid being labeled homophobes. But commentators on the island say they shouldn't be able to dodge the term.
Full story - July 10, 2014
A Brazilian policeman pulls a gun out of the window of a car during a June 23 protest against the World Cup on a street in São Paulo. Activists say the arrests of two men at those protests were trumped up by police.
Two men are accused of carrying explosives at an anti-World Cup protest last month, but activists say they have evidence showing the charges are made up.
Full story - July 08, 2014
Riot police attack a man during an anti-Muslim riot in Hlegu, outside Yangon, in April. More sectarian riots flared up in Myanmar in July.
Violence between Muslims and Buddhists has become a regular feature of life in Myanmar this year. But who exactly is to blame for the riots?
Full story - July 02, 2014
Guyana's Lisa Punch called her country "poor" during an interview on the reality show "Rising Star." The stats say she's right, but some of her countrymen were angry to hear it.
Full story - June 26, 2014
A dinosaur statue at the Jurassic Forest park in Alberta, Canada.
The tiny Peruvian town of Yura is badly in need of basic services like water and medical care. But its regional government is using millions to build a different project: a dinosaur park. That decision is sparking a backlash.
A Hong Kong resident shows a Facebook page announcing the number of votes in the city's unofficial pro-democracy referendum. Many Hong Kongers believe Beijing is trying to undermine the vote with internet attacks.
When Facebook went out in Hong Kong, residents quickly blamed Beijing. Hong Kongers believe the mainland is behind a recent series of attacks targeting both pro-democracy websites and a hugely popular referendum that's demanding more political freedom for the city.

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