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16 August 2012

Stories from 16 August 2012

Pakistan: Shia Target Killings Continue

On August 16, 2012, gunmen stopped a passenger bus in Mansehra, pulled 20 Shia Muslims off and killed them in cold blood. This is the third incident of targeted killing...

Pakistan: Attack on Military Base in Kamra

In the early hours of August 16, 2012, gunmen launched an attack on Minhas, a high value air force base located in Kamra, near the capital Islamabad in Pakistan. After...

Uganda: Anonymous Backs Gay Pride, Hacks Government Websites

"Hacking government websites to “help” victims of state-sponsored homophobia? Who does that? I think this extremist violent intervention MUST STOP." - Ugandan gay rights activist.

Puerto Rico: An “Activated” Space for School Athletics

Photojournalist José Jiménez talks about his project, Activao, an online space dedicated exclusively to covering school athletics in Puerto Rico. Going beyond being a specialized medium for sports, the project...

Ecuador Grants WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Asylum

After much anticipation, Ecuador announced it will grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange is currently inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Twitter has been buzzing with reactions...

Iran: Mourning for earthquake's victims

The Nazi Past of the Father of Colombian Anthropology

Iran: Disparity between conservative opinion blogs

DR of Congo: Congolese Star Koffi Olomidé Indicted for Assault and Battery

Côte d'Ivoire: Armed Men attack Army Positions in Abidjan, Dabou and at the Liberian Border

Ecuador Grants Political Asylum to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Greece: August 15 Celebration Overshadowed by Brutal Athens Murders

Syria: #InMySyria the Streets Will Be Full of Freedom

Syrian netizens are dreaming of a new dawn for their country, where people breathe freedom, live in equality and sectarianism is a thing of the past. Check out their vision...

Ecuador: WikiLeaks Releases “Statement on UK Threat to Storm Ecuadorian Embassy”

Peru: Amazon Officially Inaugurated as Nature's Wonder

On Monday, August 13, the city of Iquitos was the scene of colourful celebrations marking the official inauguration of the Amazon as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature....

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