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12 April 2014

Stories from 12 April 2014

Myanmar's First Digital Library for Higher Education

20-40% of Water Sector Finances Are Lost to Corruption in Africa

Russia Reconsiders Bitcoin?

RuNet Echo

A partial exodus from Russia by MasterCard and Visa has inspired some digital currency enthusiasts to propose Bitcoin, the world's leading crypto-currency, as a solution to the country's monetary problems.

South Korea: Samsung Sues Newspaper Over Negative Report

Trinidad & Tobago: Lessons from a Health Scare

Will Russia Regulate Blogs Like Mass Media?

RuNet Echo

The regulations would require fact-checking, age restriction warnings, and obeying election laws, among other responsibilities.

Cancer-Causing Chemical Pollutes Chinese City Lanzhou's Water Supply

Benzene, a highly carcinogenic chemical, has been detected in the city's water supply, at one point measured at a level 20 times what is considered to be safe.

Graphic Novel “Los Once” Remembers History Through Fiction

Los Once is a graphic novel that recreates the seizing of Colombia's Palace of Justice from the point of view of the families affected by the violence.

Caribbean Loses Valuable Steward with Passing of Professor Norman Girvan

Economist, intellectual, Caribbean man: As news of Professor Norman Girvan's death spreads throughout the region, netizens pay him tribute in glowing terms, calling his legacy "powerful" and his voice "magnificent".

Bermuda: Go Fly a Kite!

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