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The battle for Malaysia’s cyberspace

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stream.aljazeera.com - Is freedom of expression online under threat in Malaysia? Though the government has long promised to never censor the internet, Prime Minister Najib Razak recently announced plans to ‘regulate’ it ...

Mexican soccer fan explains why 'puto' is a gay slur

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outsports.com - If you watched Sunday's 0-0 draw between Mexico and Guatemala at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, you would have heard Mexican fans roar "¡puto!" every time the Guatemalan goalie kicked the ball in for ...

Disappearing sea ice forces thousands of walruses to haul out on the coast of Alaska

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mashable.com - UPDATED: 12:32 p.m. ET on August 28 to reflect information from an interagency press conference. With the sea ice they depend on for hunting and habitat disappearing at the end of the Arctic melt s...

Jonathan Franzen 'considered adopting Iraqi orphan to figure out young people'

theguardian.com - In a setup that would not look out of place in fiction, Jonathan Franzen, the bestselling American novelist, has said he once considered adopting an Iraqi war orphan to help him understand young pe...

U.S. Citizen, Once Held in Egypt’s Crackdown, Becomes Voice for Inmates - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - CAIRO — Mohamed Soltan knew he had one thing going for him when the Egyptian police came to his door: He was a United States citizen, raised primarily in Ohio. It did not mean much in the moment. T...

'Illegal' Malaysian protests demand PM Najib Razak’s resignation

theguardian.com - Thousands of Malaysians are set to protest across the country and outside embassies abroad on Saturday calling for the resignation of the prime minister, Najib Razak, who is battling the fallout fr...

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To the new culture cops, everything is appropriation

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washingtonpost.com - Australian musician Iggy Azalea performs at the 2014 Austin City Limits music festival. Like others, she has been accused of cultural appropriation. (Ashley Landis/EPA) A few months ago, I read “Th...

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