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15 February 2012

Stories from 15 February 2012

Singapore: Politician's Expulsion Triggers By-Election

A by-election has been triggered in Singapore's Hougang Single Member Constituency after the Worker's Party expelled Member of Parliament Yaw Shin Leong amidst allegations of extramarital affairs. Netizens used the...

Madagascar: The Aftermath of Cyclone Giovanna in Videos and Photos

Cyclone Giovanna made landfall on February 13 at 20h00 local time. The cyclone is classified as a category 4, with winds of up to 194km (120mph) ripping up trees and...

Bermuda: 88 year old Citizen Publicly Acknowledged for Spreading Happiness

Honduras: Prison Fire Kills Hundreds

Morocco: Student Jailed for Insulting King in Video

A 24 year-old Moroccan student, Abdelsamad Haydour, has been sentenced to three years in jail for criticizing the king of Morocco in a video posted on YouTube. The news of...

Introducing Bloggers and Twitter Users from Ecuador

During the Campus Party Quito, held in October 2011, Juan Arellano interviewed outstanding bloggers and Twitter users from Ecuador with the aim to describe the wealth and variety of ways...

France: Racial Profiling by Police Officers

France : Dozens of Anti-ACTA Protests

Rwanda: Sharp Poverty Reduction

“Dying to Live”: Khader Adnan's Hunger Strike for Palestinian Rights

Adnan Khader is on strike to protest a raid on his family home by Israeli occupation forces and to bring worldwide attention to the fact that Palestinians are held without...

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