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3 May 2013

Stories from 3 May 2013

Hostages and Ransom Payments: What is France's Policy?

Around three months after the French President François Hollande’s January 2013 decision to stop paying ransoms to hostage takers, the Moulin-Fournier family were finally released, to the immense relief of...

Internet Freedom Camp in Lima, Peru

From Russia with No Love .. for Central Asia

Migrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus are the usual victims of racist sentiment in Russia. Aware of deepening anti-migrant feelings, many of Moscow's politicians promote right-wing policies. But there...

VIDEO: Turkish Police Crack Down on May Day Protesters

Violent clashes between Turkish police and May Day protesters in Istanbul left 25 civilians and 22 police officers injured, including one man who reportedly lost an eye due to a...

Absurdity Takes to the Streets in Russia

RuNet Echo

"A Monstration is a parody of a traditional demonstration, with absurd demands and slogans, where every participant says what they want."

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Environmental Entrepreneur

Turkmen Leader Falls off Horse

Peruvian Movie Sets Record Amid Praise and Criticism

In local movie theaters since April 11, 2013, Peruvian feature film “Asu mare” is about to set a record. In just three weeks of screening amidst praises and criticism, more...

Singapore’s May Day Protest Against Population Policy

An estimated crowd of 5,000 gathered in Singapore’s Hong Lim Park on May 1, 2013 to protest the government’s White Paper on population. The May Day protest was the second...

Chinese Academic Snubbed at Home, Lauded in the U.S.

An outspoken Chinese scientist who was passed over two years ago by China's Academy of Sciences has been scooped up by the United States National Academy of Sciences as a...

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