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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...

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