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· May, 2012

Stories about Breaking News from May, 2012

Portugal: Police Evicts Squatted Building in Lisbon

Kenya: #NairobiBlast Rocks Nairobi, Trends on Twitter

Following a huge explosion that struck one of Nairobi's main avenues, Moi Avenue, Kenyans and friends of Kenya took to Twitter to report, share information, advice and discuss the tragedy.

Mali: Coup Leader Sanogo To be Sworn in as New Interim President

Bulgaria: The Strongest Earthquake Since 1917

Guadeloupe: “Political Manipulation”

Mali: Interim President Injured as Protesters Enter Presidential Palace

Mayotte: Capsizing Boat Kills at Least 5 Economic Refugees

Portugal: Unemployment as the New ‘Thang’

Norway: Discussing Latin America at the Oslo Freedom Forum

Last week the fourth gathering of the Oslo Freedom Forum was carried out, organized by the Human Rights Foundation in the Norwegian capital. The event covered a series of topics...

Colombia: 5 Dead, 19 Injured After Bomb Blast in Bogotá

South Korea: Monks Caught in Gambling, Smoking and Drinking Scandal

In South Korea, six leaders of the nation's biggest Buddhist order were caught playing high-stakes poker, along with drinking and smoking. The case was disclosed through leaked video footage that...

Mexicans Condemn Massacre in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon

Netizens shared their reactions after the dismal finding of 49 mutilated corpses in Cadereyta, Nuevo León, near the border with the United States.

South Korea: Continuing Mad Cow Controversy Over US Beef Imports

Since last week, South Korea has seen continuing protests against importing beef from the United States after mad cow disease broke out in California. Korean government dispatched its inspection team...

Brazil: Homeless Movement in Belo Horizonte Surrounded by Police

Madagascar: Teachers Strike over Stipends Repressed by Armed Forces

Thailand: Grandfather Jailed for Lese Majeste Dies

France: Reactions to Presidential Election Results in Photos

The 2012 French presidential election delivered its verdict on May 6, 2012. Francois Hollande collected 51.90% of the votes against 48.10% for incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy. Both happiness and sorrow...

South Korea: Fearing Mad Cow Disease, New Protests Against US Beef

Thousands of South Koreans held candlelight vigils this week to demonstrate against continued beef imports from the United States. After mass protests four years ago, the government promised to halt...

Pakistan: Public Reaction on PM's Contempt Verdict

The long process of contempt case against Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ended with verdict of a symbolic punishment of 37 seconds against him. Analysts say that the decision...

Madagascar: Two Journalists in Jail on World Press Freedom Day

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