- A rash of apparently random acid attacks against women in Iran, perpetrated by assailants on motorbikes, is sowing fear and sparking angry questions of the government
- For emerging market economies that have lived in a world of easy money over the last six years, the end of the Federal Reserve’s QE programme is both a watershed and a leap into the unknown
- Spain’s economic recovery has left many people behind, as the number of people visiting foodbanks for hand-outs nearly doubled to 1.5m between 2009 and 2013
- Iraqi TV comics are making fun of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, in a hit comedy show, reports the LA Times. But they run great risks
- After a long battle, Japan is finally lifting its ‘no dancing’ law that banned jigs and hip-shaking in public places, reports Vice Media
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