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· November, 2011

Stories about Breaking News from November, 2011

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Egypt: The Revolution is Back!

  21 November 2011

Up to 100,000 people are said to be in Tahrir Square now, as police and the army continue to battle with protesters calling for an end to Egypt's military rule. Protesters have had running battles with the armed gunmen serving the Egyptian government since Friday.

Egypt: Revolutionaries Shrug at Cabinet Resignation

  21 November 2011

The Cabinet of Dr Essam Sharaf has just asked if it could resign and the Supreme Council for Armed Forces (SCAF) is yet to decide whether it would accept their resignation or not. For activists and protesters battling police and the army for the third day in and around Tahrir Square, the news does not bring anything new to the table. Their main demand is for SCAF to leave power and hand over authority to a civil government.

Madagascar: Population Grows Tired of Power Outage

  21 November 2011

For the past week, Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar, has experienced scheduled daily  power outages [fr]  that lasted on average 2h and 30 minutes in the evening and it seems that it could get worse [fr].  Several bloggers have expressed [fr] increased frustration [mg] with the ongoing situation that was...

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Philippines: Former President Arrested

  19 November 2011

Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has been placed under 'hospital arrest' after she was charged with electoral sabotage. Online reactions made the hashtag #ArroyoArrest one of the trending topics worldwide.

Arab World: Is the NYPD “Pulling a Mubarak?”

  15 November 2011

Arab netizens are watching with awe news of New York police forcefully evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park in New York. Some say they are "pulling a Mubarak" in reference to the brutal manner in which Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak dealt with protesters who ousted him in the Egyptian revolution.

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