A group of women have set out to reinvent the spirit of the mythical tribe of Amazon warrior women in western Ukraine. Reporter Ashley Cleek went on quest to find them.
Kickboxing, karate and mixed martial arts are incredibly popular in Ukraine. But over the past two decades, there has also been a movement to popularize a mythical martial art that some claim is indigenous to the Ukraine.
Turkey is no stranger to TV and internet censorship. But recently, a controversy erupted over a call to censor a book on Turkey’s recommended reading list for students. The book was John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.”
India may be the world’s largest secular democracy but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to practice atheism there.Young atheists trying to gain more recognition say government policies and laws still exclude them and cultural acceptance is hard to come by.
One of Turkey’s most popular TV shows is a cross between “The Wire” and “Law and Order.” It features a cop, Behzat Ç, who drinks and curses. The show also touches on current political issues, which makes government censors very uneasy.
Sanal Edamaruku, a devout rationalist, has taken it upon himself to travel around India disproving miracles, which has led to a larger debate about secularism in India.
Every year, millions of pilgrims travel to a temple in southern India to witness miracles. Rationalists protest that the miracles are fake.
Turkey had a ban on Kurdish in public places. So Kurdish children didn’t learn their language in school and their parents often didn’t speak it at home, but one young teacher is changing that.
Abortion is banned throughout most of the Middle East – except in Turkey, where abortion is legal up to 10 weeks from conception.
A school district in rural Maine has been recruiting Chinese high school exchange students to help deal with a budget shortfall.