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· July, 2010

Stories about Breaking News from July, 2010

31 July 2010

Philippines: Opposition to Rail Transit Fare Hikes

Metro Manila commuters of the Metro Rail Transit will be facing fare hikes as the Philippine government plans to abandon subsidies for the public transportation because of rising operation and...

28 July 2010

Bangladesh: Minimum Wages Raised In Garments Sector

After long protests and bargaining with the employers and the workers, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the minimum wages to Tk. 3000 per month ($44) which is approximately...

Russia: Reginal Court Blocks YouTube for Extremist Content

China: Explosion in Nanjing

26 July 2010

Côte d'Ivoire: Journalists accused of document theft are freed

The three journalists of Le Nouveau Courrier d'Abidjan arrested for refusing to reveal their sources have been finally released [Fr] this evening after a two-week ordeal. The journalists were found...

Liveblog of global reactions to Wikileaks Afghanistan war logs

More than 90,000 classified U.S. military documents about the war in Afghanistan have been leaked. As an experiment, we are using Google Wave to live blog global blog and citizen...

Serbia: A Journalist Is Attacked on a Public Bus

Teofil Pancic, a well-known Serbian journalist, was beaten up on a public bus on Saturday. Sinisa Boljanovic translates some of the initial reactions by Serbian netizens.

24 July 2010

France: Rioting in the Itinerant Community after Shooting Sparks Row

On July 18th, after 22 year old Luigi Duquenet was shot and killed, riots shook the quiet town of Saint Aignan in the Loire valley and immediately revived law-and -order...

Russia: First Cyrillic Word Tops Twitter Trends

22 July 2010

UK: No Reckoning for Police Excessive Force

Philippines: Manila Water Crisis

Metro Manila, the national capital region of the Philippines, is now experiencing a water shortage crisis with millions enduring water supply rationing. Filipino bloggers try to make sense of the...

20 July 2010

China: Unrestricted cultural imports coming soon, maybe

Remarkable news if it's true, that China has agreed to end restrictions on imports of entertainment products. Despite initial reports, hesitation and eager film buffs, final confirmation, however, remains to...

16 July 2010

Côte d'Ivoire: Blogger and Journalist Théophile Kouamouo Arrested with his Team since July 13th

Three journalists of Le Nouveau Courrier d'Abidjan were taken into police custody when they refused to disclose sources for an investigative report on the coffee and cocoa export trade. Here...

15 July 2010

Argentina: Senate Approves Equal Marriage

The Argentinean Senate sanctioned a law that establishes equal rights to marry, without discriminating between heterosexual and homosexual couples, and with the same rights to adoption, among other issues. With...

Croatia: Police Breaks Up Peaceful Protest in Zagreb

Croatian police broke up a peaceful protest against usurpation of public space in the center of Zagreb and arrested at least 11 civic activists. Once again, Twitter is the main...