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15 February 2012

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 15 February 2012

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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“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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Italy: New Volunia Search Engine Intrigues Blogosphere

Volunia is a brand new search engine which encourages interaction between people searching for the same topics in different languages. It's creation was only recently announced, but already Volunia has...

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Martinique, Guadeloupe, France: MP Letchimy Against Minister Guéant

Bloggers and mainstream journalists around the French-speaking blogosphere have been buzzing once more about French Minister of Home Affairs, Claude Guéant, who is notorious for suggesting extreme right-wing policies about...

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Bahrain: Tweeting the Revolution's First Anniversary

February 14 marked the one year anniversary of the Bahrain revolution, which has been severely repressed by the regime backed by the troops of the Gulf Cooperation Council's Peninsula Shield...

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Poland: Gossip Portal Accuses Mainstream Media of ACTA Ignorance

A Polish gossip portal's take on the massive anti-ACTA protests has highlighted issues that are truly relevant for today's young people. Katarzyna Odrozek reports on the avalanche of reactions from...

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Russia, U.S.: An Overview of Alexander Ovechkin's NHL Career

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Alexander Ovechkin is a Russian-born NHL hockey player who is surrounded by controversy due to his aggressive style of play, but who remains in the public spotlight because of his...

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