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5 January 2013

Stories from 5 January 2013

Peru: Rally Dakar 2013 Kicks Off

Celebrating New Year's Eve in Central Asia

Since independence, the post-Soviet nations of Central Asia have invented a number of new 'national' holidays. Yet the celebration of the New Year's Eve still remains a cherished tradition among...

Ecuador: President Refuses to Inaugurate Wind Farm

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa preferred not to unveil the Villonaco wind farm, which he considered unfinished. Alison Martínez has local reactions from Loja.

Italy: #iostoconmarco, hunger strike against inhuman jail conditions

Marco Pannella, long-standing Radical Party leader, went on hunger-and-thirst strike demanding better living conditions in Italian jails -- with great support and lively discussion on social media. Now the hope...

Tunisian Army Critic Gets a One-Year Suspended Jail Sentence

A military court increased Ayoub Massoudi's suspended jail term from four months to one year. Massoudi, a former advisor to Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, was charged with “defaming” the army...

Australia: UFO Sparks War of Words

A video of a UFO in Queensland, Australia has sparked a reaction in the twitterverse from true believers and skeptics alike.

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