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· December, 2013

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Stories about English from December, 2013

31 December 2013

Twin Acts of Terror for Russia's New Year

RuNet Echo

Little information about the perpetrators is known, but as usual the RuNet is rife with speculation.

Malagasy Genius Seeking Happiness off the Grid

Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Beer Looting Ignited Internet Meme in Vietnam

Hundreds of Local Chinese Lawmakers Dismissed Over Massive Bribery Scandal

518 Hengyang lawmakers and 68 staff members were found to have accepted bribes, and 512 lawmakers were dismissed.

South Korean Pres. Vows Pre-emptive Strikes on Social Media Rumors

30 December 2013

Nude Twitter Calendar Promotes Sex Education and Gender Equality in Macedonia

Messages from the calendar include "Gender equality is not a threat to family," and “No always means No! Nakedness is not a substitute for consent.”

PHOTOS: Humans of Southeast Asia

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York Facebook page has inspired many photographers in Southeast Asia to share photos and stories of ordinary people in the streets in their respective countries

China's Hunan Province: “96.6% Complete on Democracy and Rule of Law”

Mandela's lesson for Hong Kong

The Return of Chairman Mao Worship in China

The celebration of Chair Mao's 120th birthday has seen a return of personality worship in China.

29 December 2013

Ukrainian Protesters Play Lennon's “Imagine” Live to Riot Police

The Challenges And The Future Of Microcredit In Bangladesh

Contemplating Nelson Mandela's Legacy in South Asia

"Nepali leaders have a lot to learn from Mandela's statesmanship, integrity, and lack of political ambition."

Chinese President Xi Jinping Eats Steam Buns

9 Things the Russian Government Says Are “Gay Propaganda”

RuNet Echo

Russian state censors have revised the criteria for identifying information online that supposedly endangers minors. One new report tries to clarify the definition of "gay propaganda."

China's Southern Media Group Turns Back on Anti-Censorship Supporters

The newspaper issued testimony that supports the prosecution of activists who took part in an anti-censorship protest in support of the paper.

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