‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project
Koh Kong, Cambodia - "I'm Cambodian, I'm not illegal here," said Se Say Hieng, one of the last remaining villagers who refuses to leave land that now belongs to China's Union Development Group. Construction on a port and resort city in Koh Kong, southwest Cambodia, began in 2008, and while it appears to have stalled, villagers claim that authorities have continued threatening and…
Demi Lovato’s Mom Gives An Update On Singer’s Overdose And Recovery
It's been nearly two months since Demi Lovato's frightening overdose that led to an extended hospitalization and now, reportedly, a stay in a rehab facility. Details have slowly trickled out since then; now, thanks to a new interview with NewsMax TV (via People), Demi's mother, Dianna De La Garza, has given an important update about…
EU leaders to seek ‘in-depth cooperation’ with Egypt on migration
European leaders agreed to enter talks with Egypt in a bid to reduce the number of migrants entering the European Union from Africa. The move raised eyebrows among human rights campaigners because of Egypt's many well-documented abuses.  Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country currently holds the 28-member bloc's rotating presidency, announced the plan for "in-depth cooperation" with Cairo…
Knox Fortune Tells Us How He Created Mini Universes For Joey Purp’s QUARTERTHING
Right before he launches into a relentless, spacious flow on his airy song "2012," Chicago rapper Joey Purp acknowledges his producer. "Yo Knox," he quickly slurs over a chiming sample, shouting out trusted collaborator Knox Fortune. To hear the 26-year-old producer and musician tell the story of how they assembled the tune, that brief salutation…
Guatemala: Thousands demand President Jimmy Morales resign
Santa Cruz del Quiche - Thousands took to the streets in several major cities and small towns in Guatemala on Thursday, demanding the resignation of dozens of legislators and officials, including President Jimmy Morales. The protests were prompted by Morales's decision last month to not renew the UN-backed International Commission Against Impunity's (CICIG) mandate, which is…