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16 April 2014

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Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship

RuNet Echo

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship.

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One Bottle of Wine Too Many for Australian State Premier

"Memory fail' over wine gift brings resignation of New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell.

11 April 2014

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Chinese Court Upholds Activist Xu Zhiyong's Prison Sentence

The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.

9 April 2014

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Court Annuls “Mega-Commission” Findings Against Ex-President Alan García

The megacomisión has been working since 2011; former President Alan García has pointed out that its goal is to get him annulled electorally for the next presidential elections in 2016.

8 April 2014

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In Havana, a Book in Exchange for Nothing

"This book belongs to whoever finds it in exchange for giving it away again after reading it so that other people can enjoy it."

3 April 2014

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Vybz Kartel Gets Life in Prison, Fans Question the Future of Jamaican Dancehall

Life with hard labour; no possibility of parole before 35 years: that's the sentence Jamaican dancehall artist turned convicted murder Vybz Kartel got today, sending the blogosphere into a flurry.

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Powerful Quake Shakes Chile and Peru

Twitter users reported cellphone service collapsing and electricity cutting out in parts of Peru.

2 April 2014

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Powerful Earthquake Hits Northern Chile Triggering Tsunami Evacuation

A strong 8.2 eartquake hit northern Chile at 20:46 and generated a tsunami that triggered the alarms across the country.

1 April 2014

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Vkontakte's Pavel Durov Departs: Genuine or Joke?

RuNet Echo

In what is either a bombshell for Russian social media or a daring April Fools' Day joke, Vkontakte general director Pavel Durov has announced his resignation.

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Australians High Five International Court Decision Against Japanese Whaling

Australians celebrate the International Court of Justice decision to halt Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean.

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