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7 February 2013

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 7 February 2013

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Dignity, Courage and Hypocrisy: Egyptian Man Stripped Naked by Police

A video showing an Egyptian man Hamada Saber being beaten and stripped by the police has gone viral, creating a wave of shock and disbelief in the country.

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Mexico's Social Media Love Revolution

By knowing the negative image Mexico has in international media, some people from the international community living in Mexico got tired of seeing how the positive side of the country...

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Dreams Come Alive, Baseball Player José Contreras Returns to Cuba

The arrival of José Ariel Contreras to Cuba, a Cuban baseball pitcher based in the US since 2002, has moved the habitants of his native province, Pinar del Río, and...

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Solidarity Rises from Southern Brazil's Sunday Flames

One day after the tragic fire in the Kiss nightclub, in Santa Maria, which wiped away the lives of more than 230 young people, a siren went off at Vila...

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Panic and Terror Walk Hand-in-Hand in Guinea-Bissau

As the world's attention is focused on another part of West Africa, the citizens of Guinea-Bissau struggle to bring a worsening human rights situation to regional and international attention. Guinean...

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Italy: Gay Couples Are Allowed to Raise Children, according to Supreme Court

A recent decision by Italy's Supreme Court has heated up the debate both online and offline. Judges seem inclined to reduce discrimination against LGBT couples, thus embracing the recommendations by...

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Bangladesh: Protesters Demand Capital Punishment for 1971 War Criminals

Abdul Quader Mollah, the secretary general of Bangladesh's Islamist party Jamaat-e Islami has been sentenced to life in prison for murder, rape, torture and other crimes committed during the 1971...

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For Chinese Cinema, the Japanese Invasion That Never Ends

With China and Japan currently sparring over islands in the East China Sea, the Chinese entertainment industry has upped its production of films about Japan's World War II-era invasion of...

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Secular Politician Shot Dead, Protests Erupt Across Tunisia

Protests have erupted in Tunisia following the murder of opposition leader Chokri Belaid. Belaid was shot dead outside his house in the early hours of February 6, 2013.

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Hong Kong's Parents Turn to Obama Over Baby Formula Shortage

Hong Kong residents, frustrated by a shortage of powdered baby formula caused by mainland Chinese smugglers making a run on the city's stocks, have launched a petition seeking help from...

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