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17 January 2013

Stories from 17 January 2013

Slovak Antimonopoly Office Defends Obligatory Microsoft Use

Photo Journey Through the Spine of Greece

More than 80 Killed at Aleppo University in Syria

War in Syria reached the heart of Aleppo University when two blasts killed over 80 people and injured over 160 on January 15, 2013.

Scholars Call for an End to China's One-Child Policy

China's one-child policy is unshakeable, top family planning official announced on January 14.The announcement, which dismissed speculation that the one-child policy would be scrapped, has triggered another heated debate on...

Georgia's Gay Rights Activists Protest Broadcast of Secret Sex Tapes

On January 14, 2013, the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia announced that the previous chief of the Military Police Megis Kardava, secretly filmed videos of public figures having sex with homosexual...

Sant'Egidio Community Helps Free Senegalese Hostages

Last December, eight Senegalese prisoners were freed following long negotiations led by the Sant'Egidio community. The hostages were taken by guerrillas who have been fighting for independence in Casamance, Senegal's...

Tehran's Deadly Air Pollution Illustrated

Air pollution has been a public enemy to millions of Iranians for years. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Health declared that last year more than 4,400 people lost their...

Twitter Suspends Cuban Encyclopedia Ecured's Account

Twitter has suspended the account of the Cuban Collaborative Encyclopedia Cubana EcuRed according to an announcement posted on the official blog of the their website.

NGO Penalized for Requesting Information on Corruption in Spain

After a five-year legal battle, the NGO Access Info Europe has been sentenced to pay 3,000 euros after the Supreme Court ruled that it did not have the right to...

Saving Filipino Street Kids Through Twitter

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