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8 August 2012

Stories from 8 August 2012

Russia: Putin Refuses Controversial Kiss From Priest

RuNet Echo

"Father Mefodii has shown the way to all citizens, including Pussy [Riot]. In order to be forgiven, all must kiss Putin on the hand." While Putin was greeting local priests...

Dominican Republic: Pride and Celebration of Félix Sánchez's Gold

Dominican Republic celebrates the gold and silver medals of Félix Sánchez and Luguelín Santos respectively. This marks the first time the country takes home two medals in Olympic Athletics events....

Myanmar: Barcamp X

World: “Hackitat” – A Film About Political Hacking

Libya: Fireworks Mark Tripoli's First Liberation Anniversary

Libyans are marking the liberation of their country tonight from Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule. Netizens speak of celebrations and share their feelings on this occasion.

Palestine: Swedish Ship Attempting to Break the Blockade Sails to Gaza

Bahrain: Salafists Provide Aid to Syrian Rebels

Jamaica: The Caribbean-American Vote

Jamaica, Bahamas: Long Way to Go?

Historic Photos Commemorate 1988 Myanmar Uprising Anniversary

August 8, 2012, marks the 24th anniversary of the largest uprising in Myanmar's political history - the 1988 pro-democracy protests. A Facebook page known as Myanmar Political Review was created...

Brazil: Claims Under Electoral Law Lead Two Parana's Blogs to Justice

Philippines: Criticism of Government's Response to Major Flooding

"Ultimately, the Aquino administration reveals its true ‘bosses’: not the Filipino working class and the millions of other hard-working Filipinos, but the greedy corporations and capitalists."

Russia: Pussy Riot Doomed by its own Supporters?

RuNet Echo

Recent online coverage of the Pussy Riot trial makes it seem as if all of Russia is mobilized in protest against the inordinately harsh treatment the three arrested band members...

Seven Cameroon Olympic Athletes Go Missing in London

"Their disappearance is not only an embarrassment, but a great surprise to members of the Cameroon delegation and Cameroonians based in London."

Myanmar: Appeal to Global Community

Egypt: “Not all the People of Sinai are Terrorists”

Sinai is making the headlines today after the Egyptian Army waged a war on militants accused of being behind a deadly attack on the Egyptian-Israeli border, in which up to...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Power of Words

Puerto Rico: Racist Tweets Against Obama Cause Outrage

Heidi Wys Toro, one of the advisors of the current speaker of Puerto Rico's House of Representatives Jennifer González, posted some racist comments about the president of the United States,...

Iran: Celebrating ‘Historic’ Medals and Criticising the Referee

Iranians are celebrating their most memorable day in the history of the Olympics as their athletes won two gold and two silver medals. But one issue ruined the party: thousands...

Myanmar: Freedom of Press T-Shirt Protest

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