News Round-Up 5/12/14: Putin Has Changed Warfare, India Finishes Voting, & Interfaith Marriage In Burma

It was an action-packed weekend: Michael Sam, world’s cutest human, was drafted by the Rams, LGBTQ couples in Arkansas have new reasons to be optimistic for the future, and DC is no longer in rain mode + we have a wheel.

reuters / Buddhists pray during a ceremony to commemorate the birth of Buddha, at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei
reuters / Buddhists pray during a ceremony to commemorate the birth of Buddha, at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei
reuters / Kurdish female fighters of the Women Protection Unit (YPJ) attend military training near Qamishli city
reuters / Kurdish female fighters of the Women Protection Unit (YPJ) attend military training near Qamishli city
reuters / Xie Guobiao is tied to a pillar with a rope at his home in Daohui village
reuters / Xie Guobiao is tied to a pillar with a rope at his home in Daohui village

Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

  • Vietnam and China are continuing to bait one another.
  • A devotion to Uighur may have spelled one man’s demise.
  • In Buddhist-Muslim relations, a Burmese radical movement amongst Buddhist monks to put forward a bill essentially imposing restrictions on interfaith marriage is in conflict with 130 NGOs.

Eurasia & Europe:

Middle East & North Africa:

Eastern, Central, & Western Africa:

Sub-Saharan & Southern Africa:

Americas:

Oceania:

Daily Wow: Michael Sam got drafted and he and his boyfriend are precious

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