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5 March 2014

Stories from 5 March 2014

Unofficial Soundtrack to Venezuela's Protests: La Vida Boheme

The music of the Venezuelan rock band La Vida Boheme has surged in popularity, becoming the unofficial soundtrack to the protests.

100 Days in Prison without Trial: The Story of Alaa Abd El Fattah

Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah completed his 100th day in prison without trial today. Watch this video to find out about his case and more.

Quran Desecration Sparks Trouble in Mauritania

Brazil's Carnival Waste: The Day After in Photos

Can Scientists Help Preserve Latin America's Cultural Heritage?

Pascal Simbikangwa, Prime Accused in the Rwandan Genocide, Goes on Trial in France

Pascal Simbikangwa, charged with complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, is finally being brought to trial in a French court, 20years after the massacre of about 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and...

Tajik Human Rights Activist Named a Woman of Courage

Oinikhol Bobonazarova of Tajikistan wins the International Women of Courage Award.

Higher Medical Fees, Another Burden for Malaysian Consumers

The Malaysian government has raised medical fees by 14 percent which many believe would hurt the poor who are still reeling from rising food and petrol prices.

Tunisia: Pardoned Facebook User Released From Jail

Jailed for posting prophet Muhammad cartoons on Facebook, 30-year-old Tunisian Jabeur Mejri was freed last night.

Mistake in Nepalese Cricket Team’s Jersey Dampens Fans’ Spirits

Controversy surrounds the design for the Nepali team's jersey for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup cricket, which dons a white border of the Nepalese flag, instead of the blue border.

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