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1 November 2012
Stories from 1 November 2012
After slamming the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy came to the east coast of the United States on October 29, bringing with it rainfall and even snowfall in its path. As expected, Sandy became a trending topic on Twitter.
Leading Human Rights Activist and gynecologist Denis Mukwege, was attacked outside his home, and his guard killed on October 25, 2012. Doctor Mukwege has campaigned tirelessly for the wellbeing of women and girls affected by the use of mass rape as a weapon of war. He recently gave a speech to the United Nations where he spoke of his outrage and shock at the violence that females have suffered in his homeland.
Amidst the furor and damage the super storm sandy caused in the US East Coast, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of banned militant organization Lashkar e Taiba (LeT) and head of Jaamat ud Dawa (JuD) offers a considerable amount of humanitarian aid to the US to bear losses.
Hurricane Sandy has caused widespread destruction in New York City, and sports events have not been spared. One of the world's most famous marathons is destined to be affected by the aftermath of the storm.
Bolivian radio journalists Fernando Vidal and Karen Arce from Radio Popular in Yacuiba, a city on the Bolivian border with Argentina, were victims of an arson attack on October 29, 2012. Early theories indicate that the attack may have been related to Vidal's outspoken criticism of corruption and contraband.
Cambodia is hosting BlogFest Asia 2012 which is expected to gather around 200 individuals from several Asian countries. The event on November 1-5, 2012 will take place in the historic town of Siem Reap. This is the third BlogFest which was earlier held in Hong Kong in 2009 and then in Penang, Malaysia in 2010.
Various people, among them four members of the European Parliament, have spoken of a possible military intervention in Catalonia, Spain, if the region attempts to secede, provoking an avalanche of commentary from netizens.
On October 30, 2012, The Guardian published ‘Africa's top tweeters: political pioneers in the digital debate'. Did The Guardian’s David Smith get away with this piece too easily? The Sub-Saharan Africa bloggers of Global Voices think so.
A huge explosion rocked eastern Riyadh this morning, sparking a discussion on mainstream media coverage and praising Twitter for being a source of instant news. Initial reports said that a tanker carrying flammable liquid crashed into a flyover in the Saudi capital, leaving at least 10 people have been killed and over 50 were injured. Video footage shared on video-sharing site YouTube shows the charred remains of cars and extensive damage to surrounding buildings.