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2 May 2013

Daily archive · 8 posts

Stories from 2 May 2013

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Game Over: Pakistan's Young and Rich Head to the Polls

A new online game packs humorous punches at Pakistan's new batch of young and rich voters who say they will bravely dodge bombs to take part in Pakistan's upcoming historic...

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President Barack Obama visits Mexico and Costa Rica

U.S. President Barack Obama began his trip through Mexico and Costa Rica with the intention of addressing vitally important themes for the region that include the expansion of commerce and...

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The Kremlin Defeated the Russian Opposition?

RuNet Echo

“Do you really have the feeling that the old system collapsed after the December 2011 protests? The system defeated the opposition. It’s a fact.” Vladislav Surkov delivered this line earlier...

Saudi Authorities Continue Crackdown on Human Rights Activists

Saudi Arabian authorities detained yet another member of the country's defiant leading human rights organisation, the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA). Umar Al-Saeed is the seventh ACPRA member...

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Australia: National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding At Last

The funding of a National Disability Insurance Scheme has been a political football in Australia after legislation for the NDIS passed with unanimous support in Australia earlier in 2013. Both...

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PHOTOS: Thousands of Workers March for Rights across Southeast Asia

Global Voices reviews the May 1 Labor Day protests in Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. The rallies, which were organized to echo the various demands of workers and advocacy groups,...

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Teargas and Water Cannons for Istanbul's Labor Day Protesters

After three years of peaceful Labor Day celebrations at Taksim square, Turkey's largest city Istanbul was visited by the ghosts of its violent past with the events of May 1st,...

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Blaming the Blind Dog: Hungarian Politician's Domestic Violence Case

József Balogh, a Hungarian ruling party politician, has allegedly beaten his partner so badly that she had to be treated at a hospital. He claimed she had tripped over the...

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