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11 January 2013

Stories from 11 January 2013

Pakistani Activist Khudi Ali Killed in Bombings Targeting Hazaras

On 10 January, 2013 in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, 82 people lost their lives in back-to-back bombings that hit an area populated primarily by ethnic Hazara Shia Muslims. Irfan...

2012: A Year of Revolt and Social Change in Francophone Countries: Part 1 of 2

The year 2012 was marked by armed conflicts in Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. There were elections in Senegal, Quebec and France, while demonstrations...

Richard Blanco: America's First Latino Inaugural Poet

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, requested his inaugural poem from Richard Blanco, son of Cuban immigrants and the first Latino, Spanish speaker, and gay man to receive...

Jamaica, Grenada: Master Sculptor Passes On

Discussing the Caribbean's Rape Culture

The disturbing gang-rape - and subsequent death - of a young woman in Delhi, India, has elicited global outrage and discussion about gender-based violence. A handful of Caribbean-based bloggers have...

Conversations: The Mayor of a Christian Syrian Village

As part of our effort to highlight civilian stories, below is a conversation between Syria Deeply and Abu Skandar, the mayor of Al Ghassanieh, a predominantly Christian village just past...

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Zonguldak Accident Draws Attention to Turkish Miners’ Plight

Eight miners were killed due to a gas leak on January 7, 2013. Zonguldak, the main mining city of Turkey, hits the headlines once again with this fatal mine accident....

Rethinking Public Service: Portuguese Bloggers Translate IMF Report

Kenya: Prime Minister Raila Odinga Leads in Opinion Poll

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