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Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

Four Men Convicted Of Murdering A Woman They Thought Burned A Qur'an Have Death Penalties Reversed

Farkhunda, an Afghan woman, was wrongly accused of destroying the holy book and murdered by a mob in Kabul in March. Four men initially sentenced to death over the murder will now serve jail terms of up to 20 years.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

These Instagram Photos Show What Life's Like For Migrants Stuck In Calais

“France is dog life,” one piece of graffiti in the port city of Calais says.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

Women Are Sharing The Discrimination They Face #BeingFemaleInNigeria

Nigerians are using the hashtag to share their experiences of being discriminated against, in places ranging from hotel lobbies to inside their own cars.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

This Spoof Monopoly Board Sums Up How Greeks Are Feeling Right Now

The “chance” cards have been replaced with a blank space saying “there’s no chance.”

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

This Woman's Cell Phone Has Become A Lifeline For Migrants Crossing The Mediterranean

Nawal Soufi, who lives in southern Italy, gave her number out in Syria while volunteering there in 2013 and now gets calls from people while they’re at sea and need to be rescued.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

Turkish President’s Gigantic Dinner Table Has Become A Meme

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's critics are mocking his lavish table, which was shown in a photo of a formal iftar meal at his palace.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

Pakistan’s Heatwave Is So Bad That Its Largest City Has Run Out Of Room For Dead Bodies

The heatwave in the Sindh province, which has seen temperatures as high as 113 degrees, has killed over 1,000 people.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

Anti-Uber French Taxi Drivers Are Burning Tires And Overturning Cars

The cabbies have also blocked access to motorway exits, railway stations, and airports.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

The Syrian Government’s #SummerInSyria Hashtag Is Backfiring Spectacularly

The country's official news agency asked on Twitter for people to post their summer photos, and they got some grim results.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

This Amazing Graffiti Is Helping Greece Deal With Its Economic Woes

Athens is locked in tense talks with European leaders over the terms of a financial bailout that has kept the country afloat for five years, with big deadlines looming on June 30.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

This Is The Story Of Nepal's 7-Year-Old Grooms

Over a tenth of boys are married off before the age of 18 in the small Himalayan country, according to a report from Care International.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

This German Couple Started A Roommate-Matching Website For Refugees

Flüchtlinge Willkommen matches people in cities across Germany who have spare rooms with refugees who need somewhere to stay.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

Nigerians Are Tweeting #UndressNASS To Protest Their Politicians’ Clothing Allowances

Nigeria’s Senate leader has refuted local media reports of a $108,000 annual grant, saying the true figure is $2,500, but many people remain angry that the government would allocate any money for wardrobe.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

Over 42,000 People Fled Their Homes Every Day In 2014, U.N. Report Says

A total of 60 million people were refugees in another country or displaced in their own country by the end of the year, according to the report.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

The 10 Most Expensive Cities In The World For Expats

We bet you didn’t think the capital of Chad would be in there.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

U.K. Minister Says EU Countries Should Give More Aid Money For The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Justine Greening told BuzzFeed News that this would help tackle the refugee crisis' "root causes" in the Middle East, but the U.K. is under fire for taking in relatively few Syrian asylum-seekers at home.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

This Is What Life Looks Like Inside One Of Britain’s Indefinite Migrant Detention Centers

The London-based photographer Nana Varveropoulou documented life at the Colnbrook Immigration Removal Center over a period of two years.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

Why Is This Tiny African Country The Second-Biggest Source Of Migrants Crossing The Mediterranean?

The East African country is one of the most oppressive in the world, and yet it rarely makes headlines.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago

Iran Tells Conservative Groups Not To Protest Against Women Attending Sports Matches

Iran is set to relax a ban that has been in place since 1979, by allowing some women to go to selected sporting events.

Shyamantha Asokan • 3 years ago