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· April, 2013

Stories about Breaking News from April, 2013

30 April 2013

Pavel Durov, Russia's Zuckerberg, Fights for Control of His Creation

RuNet Echo

Something strange is happening with Vkontakte, Russia’s homegrown version of Facebook. In the last couple of months, the company’s founder and current head, Pavel Durov, has suffered three very public...

24 April 2013

Saudi Judge Bars Women from Trial of Human Rights Activist

Just ten days after the first Saudi woman was granted a lawyer's license, a judge prohibited women from attending the public trial of activist Dr. Abdualkareem al-Khudar, founding member of...

19 April 2013

Raped? Take Money, And Shut Up! Says Indian Police

A steady out-pour of dismay is being expressed on social media against Indian police and the governmental apathy since the news came out that Delhi police offered money to a...

The Boston Bombings Come Home to Russians

RuNet Echo

Initially a distant story of bombs and American blood, the Boston Marathon bombings came home to Russians today. The RuNet had been following the investigation into the attacks with great...

Guatemala's Genocide Trial Declared Invalid

After a turbulent week in the trial proceedings against former de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and former Intelligence Director José Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez in Guatemala, a lower court declared...

17 April 2013

Private Guards for Pakistani Candidates

Blood on the Road to Pakistan's Elections

A suicide bombing, a grenade attack and a remote-controlled explosion - all in one day. Nineteen people were killed in three separate incidents targeting candidates of three different parties. April...

Mozambique: Coal mine blocked in protest

15 April 2013

Air Show Ends in Tragedy in the Dominican Republic

An aircraft from the Dominican Air Force crashed into the open sea during the Caribbean Air Show while it was performing an acrobatic stunt. The two pilots manning the aircraft...

Venezuelan Elections: Chavism Wins in Close Vote

Candidate Nicolás Maduro, designated by Hugo Chávez as his successor, won the elections of April 14, 2013, with 50.66% of the votes. Only 230 thousand votes separated him from his...

12 April 2013

Racism Remarks in the NYT Land Cuban Intellectual in Trouble

Author Roberto Zurbano's tough talk on racism in Cuba published in The New York Times apparently cost him is job as editor at a publishing house and generated a heated...

10 April 2013

Venezuela: Fire Consumes Part of Canaima National Park

For over a week the Canaima National Park, one of the world's most precious green lungs has been burning beyond control. Many Twitter users are in dismay over the events,...