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27 October 2011

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Stories from 27 October 2011

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Guatemala: Three Generals Finally Arrested and Indicted for Genocide

Guatemalan courts are set to face a challenge without precedent in the country: prosecuting genocide. After three decades of failed efforts to prosecute the Guatemalan Army, three generals stand accused...

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France: New Visa Restrictions for Foreign University Graduates

France has taken a legal step which makes it more difficult for foreign students who have graduated from French universities to work on French territory and thus change their student...

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Mexico: Discussing the Possibility of Recall Elections

The Chamber of Deputies in Mexico has been discussing a political reform for weeks. But the initiative that reached the floor lacks elements that its supporters considered essential, like the...

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Egypt: A Class Project That Became One of Egypt's Biggest Charities

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From a class discussion after a lecture at Cairo University, to the building one of the biggest charity and volunteer organizations in Egypt. Here's the story of how university professor...

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South Korea: Warning to Twitter Influencers Fails to Discourage Voters

South Korean capital, Seoul, elected a new mayor on October 26. The mayoral race was a fierce battle between an elitist female candidate from the ruling party and an outsider...

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Overview of Occupy Southeast Asia

‘Occupy’ protests are also spreading in Southeast Asia. Inspired by the global ‘Occupy’ movement, assemblies were organized this month in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore. Here is an overview of...

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Hong Kong: Sexual Orientation Conversion Advocated by Government

In June 2011, the Hong Kong Government Social Welfare Department invited Christian Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy organisation New Creation, to train its social workers. The move has caused anger in...

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United Kingdom: At Age 77, a Life of Inspiration

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Julie Kertesz started blogging and photographing at the age of 70. Now at 77, she has become a role-model to people of all ages who desire to lead full and...

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