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· April, 2010

Stories about Breaking News from April, 2010

Puerto Rico: Amidst protests, students speak up for themselves online

Amidst protests over budget cuts students of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have a found an additional space to express themselves: the Internet.

France: Reactions over Niqab and Polygamy Controversy

Lies Hebbadj is currently making  the headline news because his wife was fined for driving while wearing a niqab and because he said himself that he has three more households....

Ukraine: Russian Black Sea Fleet Stays On in Crimea

236 Ukrainian MPs (UKR) have voted in favor of the ratification of an agreement allowing the Russian Black Sea Fleet to extend its stay in Crimea until 2042. Ukrainska Pravda...

Trinidad & Tobago: Parties Unite

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog continues to report on the lead-up to the country's general elections on May 24, saying: “History was created at Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad when...

Russia: Authorities Inspect Major Social Network

Russia authorities started inspection of the country's major social network Vkontakte.ru, rbcdaily.ru reported. The authorities claim the social network became popular with neo-Nazi, xenophobic and extremist groups. But the inspection...

Egypt: Let's Shoot those Protesters!

In a debate on recurrent demonstrations, Egyptian ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) members of Parliament lashed out during a verbal battle with Muslim Brotherhood MPs over protesters in the country...

Myanmar: Hundreds injured in bomb blasts

At least 170 people were injured in three bomb blasts in Rangoon, Myanmar during the celebration of the Burmese New Year last weekend.

Philippines: Veteran Journalists Receives Death Threats

Durianburgdavao reports on the death threats received by veteran Filipino journalist Marites Vitug after the publication of her book, Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court which is critical of...

Philippines: Online indignation over massacre case

The government's recent decision to drop multiple murder charges against two members of the Ampatuan clan involved in the November 2009 Maguindanao massacre of 57 people, including 31 journalists, has...

Madagascar: A Flurry of Alleged Coups as Mediation Resumes

After the Minister of the  Armed forces was fired on April 7th under allegation of a Coup attempt,   Achille52 wonders what the April 18th allegation of another Coup and the...

Russia: Volcanic Eruption Provokes Cooperation and Jokes

Two days passed since Mother Nature showed its power to mankind letting the Icelandic volcano with unpronounceable name “Eyjafjallajökull” fill the European aerospace with ashes. As the ash cloud went...

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Date Announced

The upcoming general election date has been announced, according to Trinidad and Tobago News Blog.

Pakistan: Abbotabad Riots

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan writes about the recent riots in Pakistan which claimed at least seven lives: “mobs in Haripur, Mansehra, and Abbottabad (in Hazara) blocked roads,...

China: Web mobilizes to help Yushu earthquake victims

Between local government attempts to keep news of the Yushu earthquake contained and China's top leaders calling for "all-out" assistance from the public, desire from offline and virtual civil society...

Egypt: Cairo Protest Turns Violent

From Egypt, Wael Abbas tweets: “Urgent: a protest in down town cairo is now in progress, security is dramatically violent, some protesters fell unconscious due to beating!”

China: Appeal for Hu Jia's release amid fears of liver cancer

Wife of imprisoned blogger and activist Hu Jia, Zeng Jinyan, has issued an appeal calling for Hu's release on medical grounds following reports that he might have developed a form...

Russia: Eyewitness Story Of Polish Plane Crash in Smolensk

LJ user elena-pushistay shares [RUS] an eyewitness story about the Polish plane crash near Smolensk, told to her by a local woman named Lyudmila, who lives just 3 km from the military...

Russia: Reactions to the Polish Tragedy

April 10, 2010, the day that should have started a new era in the Russian-Polish relations, brought tragic news instead. Airplane with the highest Polish establishment on board crashed in...

Poland: Video Reactions to the Deadly Plane Crash

Following the shocking news of the death of President Lech Kaczyński and 95 other officials, Poland starts the official week of mourning. Next to an enormous amount of reactions in...

Poland: R.I.P. Black Saturday 10.04.2010

As we live through the first 24 hours of the tragedy of the Polish nation, social media in Poland present various reactions to this morning's events, when the country lost...

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