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3 October 2012

Stories from 3 October 2012

Bangladesh: ‘One Billion Rising’ Campaign Starts

Bangladesh has joined the global initiative to end the violence against women and children by launching the 'One Billion Rising' campaign. The word “billion” in the campaign refers to the...

Hungary: Cycle Chic Summit in Budapest

Turkmenistan: An Introduction to Dutar

Kyrgyzstan: ‘I Am Gay and Muslim’ Banned

Egypt: Is the New Muslim Brotherhood Logo Aggressive?

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has a new logo. Netizens share their thoughts - as well as tips - to the group whose former member is Egypt's new president Mohammed...

Libya: One Copy of Proposed New Cabinet

Venezuela: ‘Hangouts’ for the Election's Final Stretch

Blogger and journalist Luis Carlos Díaz organizes conversations and debates over the Presidential elections that will take place on October 7, 2012. First via Twitcam and now via Google Hangouts,...

Mauritania: Destructive Gold Mining

Colombians Demand 24 Hours Free From Violent Killings

On October 2, 2012, and as part of the International Day of Non-Violence, several Colombians beckoned other citizens to celebrate 24-0, an initiative that aims to hail this day as...

Russia: Apple Logo Branded As Unchristian by Orthodox Activists

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Egypt: Two Children Detained for Blasphemy

Two Coptic children, aged nine and 10 years, are being detained in Egypt, for allegedly tearing up pages from the Holy Quran and urinating on them. The incident happened in...

Will Iran's Regime Collapse Along with its Currency?

The Iranian rial hit a record low on Tuesday October 2, 2012, yet Iranian authorities appear confused and powerless face to this financial tsunami. Sanctions are being blamed for the...

Peru: Questioning the Death Toll Caused by Terrorism

The United States: Structural Violence on the Global Frontier

Spain: Ryanair (aka Adventures in Flying)

Ryanair, the low-cost, no-luxury Irish airline is coming under fire once again. This time for the various incidents that have occurred in Spain and other countries in the last few...

Venezuela: A Final Look at the Polls

Mauritania: Quran Teachers Turn Children to Beggars

Across the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, you will see children known as Al Mudat, aged between 4 and 14 years, begging for money. These children are not asking for themselves -...

African Viewpoints on the US 2012 Election

The US presidential election will be held on November 6 and the campaign is entering the home stretch. African bloggers have various takes on how the election will unfold and...

Tehran's Bazaar Goes on Strike as Iran's Currency Collapses

Tehran's Bazaar went on strike on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 as merchants and shopkeepers protest against the free fall of the national currency.

Algeria: Petition to #FreeYacine Zaid, Human Rights Activist

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