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Dozens dead following riot in Tajikistani prison

Three prison guards and 29 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan that the government blamed on Islamic State militants.

Tajikistan’s Justice Ministry said the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the city of Vakhdat, 10 km (six miles) east of the capital Dushanbe, as militants armed with knives killed three guards and five fellow prisoners. 374 more words



It may well be conjectured that the life of Fatma Emin changed forever, after her husband was killed by the ISIS in a land mine explosion in Syria. 691 more words


Beijing, China

Beijing is very special to me because it is where I met my future husband and began my obsession with travel. For that reason alone, I will always love it. 804 more words


My third trip to Japan - Tokyo, Kawaguchiko, and Hakone

Japan is probably my favourite country to visit in SE Asia, from the polite, courteous people to the fact that you can’t go wrong with pretty much any restaurant in Japan. 781 more words


Ukrainian PM Volodymyr Groysman announces resignation

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said he would step down after the next government meeting on Wednesday and that he would take part in the upcoming parliamentary election. 65 more words


Cannes: China's Rediance Picks Up Sales on 'Ways to Run' (EXCLUSIVE)

Chinese indie sales and production finance outfit Rediance has boarded sales on “Ways to Run,” a project in the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation La Residence section. 203 more words


Favorite Books by Asian Authors

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I wanted to do something a little different. I’m a huge reader (I work in a library so I always have a book on hand) and I’ve been making a conscious effort this year to read more non-white non-male authors in addition to reading more immigrant narratives. 787 more words