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5 February 2013

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 5 February 2013

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Ecuador: Stabbing Spree at President's Rally in Quinindé

On the night of Monday, February 4, 2013, in Quinindé, in Esmeraldas province, a man stabbed several people on a political rally by President Rafael Correa, causing the death of...

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Paraguay After Presidential Candidate Lino Oviedo's Sudden Death

Lino César Oviedo, Paraguayan general and polítician, died on Saturday, February 2, 2013 when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed in northern Asunción. His pilot and his bodyguard died...

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“Hands up! This is a robbery!”: Protests Continue in Spain

People in Madrid have taken the streets in droves to show their fury with President Mariano Rajoy over new corruption allegations. Anna Williams shares her photographs of the protests.

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Iran: Will Thieving Officials Also Have Their Hands Chopped Off?

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once again proved his talent for making surprising headlines when he played a video for the parliament implicating some of the country's leading officials in a...

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U.S. President Barack Obama Supports Immigration Reform

U.S. President Barack Obama supported a bipartisan proposal developed by eight senators to overhaul immigration by strengthening border security, verifying the legal status of workers, and allowing university students to...

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Peru: Lima's Electors Caught Between Yes and No

In a municipal recall referendum set for March 17, voters in Lima will decide whether the city's first mayoress is to stay or go. And both the YES and the...

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One Joke Too Many? Bhutanomics Satire Blog is Suddenly Blocked

Rousing suspicions that Bhutan's government does not appreciate the humor of political satire blog Bhutanomics, the website was blocked on January 12, 2013 from a major internet service provider with...

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Escaping Russia's “Vulgar, Primitive” Secularism

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Putin has given another speech in defense of Russian Orthodox values, this time calling on the Church to study the lessons of the twentieth century. "We must avoid a...

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Historic ‘Tanka’ Poem Rises from Japan's Nuclear Ashes

Drawing from contemporary issues, a Japanese blogger writes an adaptation of a famous piece of tanka - a genre of Japanese poetry - originally published in 1957 by an avant-garde...

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Somyot Case Ignites Lese Majeste Debate in Thailand

Activist Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was found guilty by the Bangkok Criminal Court of violating the Lese Majeste (anti-royal insult) law. As editor of the Voice of Taksin magazine, Somyot was slapped...

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