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· July, 2012

Stories about Breaking News from July, 2012

27 July 2012

Cuba: Rights Activists Beaten, Detained by Police at Payá Funeral

Rights activists and foreign media in Cuba reported on July 23 that Cuban state police detained nearly 50 individuals as they departed from funeral services for Oswaldo Payá, leader of...

25 July 2012

Madagascar: Three Soldiers Killed During Uprising in Military Barracks

Three soldiers were killed and four injured during a confrontation at Ivato barracks, Madagascar on Sunday July 22, 2012. This revolt took place shortly before a meeting between the interim...

24 July 2012

United States: Anaheim Rises After Police Kills Unarmed Man

After the police shot Manuel Díaz, a 25-year-old unarmed Latino man on Saturday, July 21st during a chase in Anaheim, California, the community reacted with protests claiming an increased level...

Cuba: Pro-Democracy Leader Oswaldo Payá Dies in Car Crash

"Money from the United States is not going to drive change in Cuba. […] The problem is in Cuba, and the solution is in Cuba, between Cubans" - Oswaldo Payá...

23 July 2012

Spain: Street Protests are Unstoppable

Since the miners arrived in Madrid on strike against the 63% cuts to their sector, demonstrations haven't stopped in Spain. We share images of the protests in Madrid, the capital...

22 July 2012

Russia: Lawmakers Consider Taxing Certain Bloggers

Tajikistan: Senior National Security Official Killed

Peru: Court Reduces Sentence for Members of Death Squad

On Friday, July 20, the Peruvian Supreme Court announced its decision to shorten from 25 to 20 years the imprisonment sentence for top members of the Colina Group, a death...

20 July 2012

Azerbaijan: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center On Fire

Reports have come in that the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, is on fire. The building was opened in May 2012 and was designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha...

19 July 2012

Bangladesh: Mourning the Death of a Legend

Bangladesh's most famous writer and film maker has died from colon cancer. Humayun Ahmed was a popular author, playwright and film director. Tributes are pouring in for the creator of...

Egypt: No to a Military Funeral for Omar Sulieman

Hosni Mubarak's vice president and Egypt's former head of intelligence Omar Suleiman is dead. News of his death has triggered a storm of reactions on social media networks. On Twitter,...

18 July 2012

Israeli Tourist Bus Attacked in Bulgaria

At least seven people were killed in an attack against Israeli youth on a tour bus in Burgus Airport in Bulgaria. Reports claim the attack was most likely carried out...

Egypt: Egyptians Give Advice to Syrians

Egyptians are dishing out advice to Syrians - on Twitter. Under a dedicated hash tag, the advice ranges from "do not take photographs with tanks" to "take advice from someone...

Syria: Live Blogging from Midan

Syria: Netizens Say Countdown for Bashar Begins

Twitter is abuzz with news of the beginning of the end of the Assad regime, following a bomb explosion in Damascus in which three senior members of president Bashar Al...

Colombia: “We are going to end with darkness in Congress”

Russia: Yaroslavl Court Blocks Access to LiveJournal

17 July 2012

Japan: Photos of Mass Anti-Nuclear Protest

Egypt: Conflicting News on Casualties in Cairo Train Crash

Information remains sketchy about the number of casualties from a train crash in a Cairo suburb earlier today. Reports on mainstream media ranged from deaths and injuries - to no...

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