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12 May 2013

Stories from 12 May 2013

Pakistani Fashion Designer's ‘Be My Slave’ Shoot Called ‘Racist’

A magazine photo shoot for an emerging fashion designer's collection has touched off anger throughout Pakistan for its depiction of a dark-skinned child serving as a slave to a fair-skinned...

Pakistanis Vote in Huge Numbers Despite Threats, Alleged Poll Rigging

Amid threats of terrorism and reports of rigging, determined voters in Pakistan turned out in high numbers and braved chaotic polling stations and long lines on May 11, 2013 to...

Is Iran's Most Believable Presidential Candidate a Fictional Character?

The iron fist of Iran's regime allows no chance for opposition candidates to run in the presidential election, but in the virtual realm, a new graphic novel character is the...

Italy: Art Historians Rally in L'Aquila

Peru: “Freedom Camp” Raises Awareness of Possible TPP Consequences

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The "Campamento por la Libertad" ("Freedom Camp") took place last weekend in Lima, focusing on raising awareness of the consequences that the signing and implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement...

Shanghai Residents Protest Battery Plant Over Potential Pollution

Hundreds of residents marched along a street in the outskirts of Shanghai on May 11, 2013 to oppose plans for a lithium battery plant, marking the country’s second protest in...

After Two Years in Hiding, Bahraini Blogger Ali Abdulemam Flees to London

Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam surfaced in London, after escaping from Bahrain, where he has been in hiding for two years. In absentia, Abdulemam, 35 years, was slapped a 15-year prison...

‘What Else Do the Chinese Want?’ Election Headline Enrages Malaysians

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak blamed Chinese voters for the slim majority of the administration party in the general elections. He called it the 'Chinese Tsunami.' Then, a Malay newspaper...

Wikipedia to Appear in Shughni

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