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· March, 2012

Stories about Breaking News from March, 2012

30 March 2012

Spain: General Strike Across Cities and Neighborhoods

Hundreds of people took the streets around cities and neighborhoods in Spain yesterday to participate in a general strike (29M) to protest against proposed government cuts to indispensable social services....

South Korea: Politician Ridiculed for Twitter Account “Explosion” Accusation

In South Korea,a politician's ridiculous comment that his Twitter account was "exploded" by the opposition has come under fire. The politician's remark and the governing conservative party's rhetoric have drawn...

29 March 2012

Spain: General Strike After Only 100 Days of Government

Spain's main trade unions have called a general strike for today, March 29, with the aim of paralyzing the country, and forcing the government to back down on implementing measures...

Senegal and Neighboring Nations Celebrate Peaceful Elections

An historical ending to a tense electoral period took place in Senegal on March 25. Senegalese celebrate peaceful elections which have permitted the political alternative to express itself. Citizens from...

27 March 2012

Senegal: The Provisional Tally of the Presidential Elections

Cuba: Pope Benedict XVI Takes a Glance at Cuba's Future

Pope Benedict XVI's arrival at the western province Santiago de Cuba placed the Caribbean nation at the Twitter Trending Topics. Blogs and social media are raging with netizen's opinions on...

22 March 2012

Mali: Citizens Stunned by Sudden Military Coup

Rengade soldiers have announced that they are seizing power in Mali, after taking over the state television building and presidential palace. They say the government failed to adequately support their...

Mexico: 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles the Country

On March 20, around midday, a strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the south and central part of Mexico. Many turned to the Internet to contact family and report the situation...

21 March 2012

South Korea: Three Major TV Stations Protest for Fair Journalism

In South Korea, following one of biggest TV network’s desperate attempt to overthrow its president over unfair news coverage and corruption allegations, the nation’s two other major TV stations have...

20 March 2012

Mexico: Videos of the 7.8 Earthquake Felt in Mexico

On 20 March, an earthquake struck off the coast of Acapulco in Mexico, reportedly between 7.6 and 7.8 on the Richter scale. So far, no casualties have been reported. Following,...

Turkey: Riot Police Continue to Clash with Kurds Celebrating Newroz

Kurdish people are the largest ethnic group in Turkey. They have been subject to state-sanctioned discrimination and human rights violations. Today, in Yuksekova, which is a district in the Hakkari...

18 March 2012

Turkey: Police Attack Kurds Celebrating Newroz

Thousands of Kurds took to the streets in celebration of Newroz across Turkey today but were dispersed with water cannons and tear gas. The celebration marks the first day of...

Egypt: RIP Pope Shenouda III

Yesterday, the sun set on Egypt with a somber note - Pope Shenouda III, the Head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, had died after a long severe battle of...

17 March 2012

Macedonia: Peace March – Enthusiasm, Controversy

The upcoming March for Peace in Skopje has overwhelming support, evident through the positive uproar in social media. Lone voices, however, warn the initiative is used as a PR opportunity...

South Korea: Twitter Photos of One-Person Relay Protest against Jeju Naval Base Construction

16 March 2012

Saudi Arabia: Tweets for Jailed Saudi Activist Draw Global Attention

Saudi Twitter users have joined forces to highlight the plight of a political prisoner Shaikh Yusuf Al-Ahmad on the micro-blogging site. Their effort has made the Islamic scholar's name become...

Arab World: Hands Off Clooney!

The United States has arrested actor George Clooney and his father Nick at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC. Arab Twitter users register their protest on their...