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9 August 2012

Stories from 9 August 2012

Tajikistan: Female Boxer Fights Odds, Wins Olympic Bronze

"I hope Chorieva will become a motivation for other Tajik girls and women, and we will have more female champions in future. It doesn't matter whether she wins or loses,...

North Korea: First Lady Spotted With A Luxury, ‘Dior’ Handbag

Puerto Rico: “Ateorizar” Takes Atheism Online

Finding an absence of online projects in Spanish about atheism, Puerto Rican blogger Manolo Matos started "Ateorizar." The podcast will be going to its third season next October, and the...

South Korea: Driving Force and Little-Known Facts Behind its Olympic Success

Mauritania: The Day Ould Taya was Toppled

Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya ruled Mauritania for more than 20 years following a military coup he initiated against his predecessor Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidallah, on December 12, 1984. In 2005,...

Egypt: Cairo Blackout

Egyptians woke up today [August 9, 2012] to a Cairo without electricity. The city's metro and the Egyptian Stock Exchange stopped functioning. Netizens took to their keyboards to complain.

East Timor: President Rejects Woman Defense Minister

Prior to the swearing-in of East Timor's new cabinet, the new President provoked controversy by rejecting the coalition government's proposed Minister of Defense, Maria Domingas Alves (known as Mikato). Women's...

Russia: Pro-Kremlin YouTube Sensation Gets Own TV Show

RuNet Echo

Sometimes, a 90-second online video can change lives. Svetlana Kuritsyna was just nineteen last December, when she became an Internet sensation thanks to a laudatory and rambling interview celebrating the...

East Timor: Crowdmapping Humanitarian and Community Development Projects

China: Online Advertisement Contract

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