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2 September 2014

Stories from 2 September 2014

Iran's President Says Internet Is Vital

ISIS Releases Another Gruesome Beheading Video, Allegedly of US Journalist Steven Sotloff

The three-minute video allegedly shows the beheading of Steven Sotloff, whose work in hotspots across the Middle East has taken him to Bahrain, Syria, Egypt, Libya and Turkey.

Palestinians Cheer as an Israeli ‘Skunk Truck’ Falls into a Ravine, But What Is It Exactly?

Imagine taking a chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer, placing it in a blender and spraying the filthy liquid in your face. [...] This is 'skunk.'

How Bloggers Ended Up in Prison for Writing About Human Rights in Ethiopia

Online Photos Show an Ex-Militia Leader Wanted for Crimes Against Humanity Quietly Returned to Timor-Leste

Jorge Tavares was a senior pro-Indonesian politician cum militia leader and is wanted for crimes against humanity, including the systematic murder of people who supported independence.

Proactive Mexican Twitter Users Are Saying #NotoCensorship of the Satirical Film ‘The Perfect Dictatorship’

In a budding democratic country like Mexico, any expression that is critical of the ruling class is met with a certain amount of resistance and at times censorship.

Despite Violent Pushback, Anti-Government Protesters in Pakistan Refuse to Budge Until Prime Minister Sharif Steps Down

Pakistan capital Islamabad turned into a battle-zone after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to fight back massive crowds of anti-government protesters trying to storm the Prime Minister's secretariat.

New Spider Species in Borneo Named After Missing Activist

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