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7 November 2012

Daily archive · 8 posts

Stories from 7 November 2012

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Barack Obama Reelected and Favored Among Latino Voters

After an intense presidential race, the United States of America's destiny will be governed by Barack Obama for four more years. Once again, Twitter became a barometer for reactions during...

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A New Start for Barack Obama in Africa?

Following the November 6, 2012, re-election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, Africa questions his legacy after four years in charge of an America more concerned with...

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Red Alert in Guatemala After 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Reports on the damages caused by the 7.4 magnitude earthquake that hit off Champerico on the Pacific coast of Guatemala are coming in quickly on Twitter. Netizens are sharing photos...

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Hay Festival Dhaka Is Back Again!

The 2nd edition of Hay Festival will be held on 15-17 November 2012 in the historic grounds of the Bangla Academy, Dhaka. It is hoped that through this event the...

Egypt to Ban Porn Sites

Egypt has announced [ar] today that access to all porn sites will be banned. Netizens discuss the move on Twitter, saying any kind of censorship will have dire consequences on...

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Bride Kidnappers in Kyrgyzstan to Face Harsher Penalties

Although bride kidnapping is a crime in Kyrgyzstan, many men continue abducting the girls they want to marry. Under pressure from women's groups, the Kyrgyz Parliament has recently introduced harsher...

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Yet Another Political Status Referendum in Puerto Rico

In the fourth political status referendum in its history, Puerto Rico is prepared to choose whether to be annexed to the United States, independent, or a sovereign US commonwealth. Given...

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Ukrainians Rally in Protest Over Vote-Rigging

Online reports that have been coming in from disputed districts over the past week offer a good insight into the Ukrainian election routine and also help explain the frustration of...

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