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15 June 2012

Daily archive · 7 posts

Stories from 15 June 2012

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Pakistan: RIP Ghazal Legend Mehdi Hassan

Mehdi Hassan Khan also famously known as the ‘King of Ghazal’ passed away on Wednesday, 13, June, 2012 after a protracted illness, in a local hospital in Karachi city of...

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Russia: Death Threats for Journalists and Forgiveness for Officials

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A bizarre story involving Russia's top investigator threatening the life of an opposition newspaper's deputy editor, and how everyone reconciled a day later. Kevin Rothrock reports.

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China: Late-Term Abortion Forced by Corrupt Officials

Images of a woman forced to undergo a late-term abortion in Ankang Shaanxi Province in China have been circulating widely in Chinese social media and micro-blogging platforms triggering furious reactions.

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Zimbabwe: Security Elites Get Facebook Grilling

Widespread concern about about politicization of the military in Zimbabwe has made Roy Bennett, a senior official of Movement for Democratic Change, turn to Facebook to speak his mind about...

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Zambia: Meet a Blogger Who Tackles Health Issues

One Zambian female blogger tackles an issue other Zambian bloggers don’t touch — health. Meluse Kapatamoyo has written about dementia, fibroids as well as malaria eradication and the use of...

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Bulgaria: Protests Against Forest Act in Sofia

For two days, June 13 and 14, Bulgaria's capital Sofia was blocked due to the unsanctioned protests against the modification of the vague Forest Act. The third rally is scheduled...

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Kazakhstan: Disbelief Shrouds Confession to Mysterious Deaths on Border

Following a deadly incident on a remote Kazakh border post, young conscript Private Vladislav Chelakh has reportedly confessed to killing 14 fellow border guards and a forest ranger. However, some...

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