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How Memory Alters Our Perception of Place

Cambodia's youth begin demanding change | Cambodia

<b>Phnom Penh</b> - As Cambodians prepare to head to the ballot box for the country’s fifth national election since a 1991 peace agreement, there is no denying that something new is in the air this time round.<p>Though there is little doubt that Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has held an iron grip on the …

Nasr City: What remains after a massacre | Egypt

<b>Cairo, Egypt</b> - The aftermath of the early morning clashes that left scores of Muslim Brotherhood supporters dead in Nasr City has made one thing clear: Under the cover of night, anything can happen in Cairo.<p>A pro-military rally was called by General Abdel Fattah El Sisi, who said a big turnout on …

Backgrounder: Mali's struggle for democracy | France

The presidential elections in Mali are a vital and possibly desperate attempt to make democracy work in a fractured country. There are basic realities that call seriously into question the democratic option, even if all the alternatives look worse.<p>The first is it is one of the poorest countries in …

UK PM urges firms to block child abuse images

British Prime Minister David Cameron has challenged the Internet search engine providers Google, Yahoo and Bing to block images of child sex abuse, calling for more action against online pornography depicting children.<p>I have a very clear message for Google, Bing, Yahoo and the rest. You have a duty …

Testing times for Egypt's media | US & Canada

Pressured by a popular uprising and deserted by the army, President Mohamed Morsi’s downfall on July 3 was announced in live broadcasts via the state-run Maspero media network, the mouthpiece of various political masters for decades.<p>Many of the private media outlets that celebrated Morsi’s ouster …

Is religion good or evil? | Middle East

With the headlines covering fanaticism, fundamentalism, superstition and ignorance, religion is getting a bad press these days. And much of the conflict in the world, from the Middle East to Nigeria and Myanmar, is often blamed on religion.<p>But how are things from a different perspective? Some …