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· September, 2013

Stories about Breaking News from September, 2013

29 September 2013

Boko Haram Militants Kill Up to 50 Nigerian University Students

The students were asleep in their college dormitory when the armed gunmen attacked. Boko Haram has been behind many deadly attacks in the region recently.

26 September 2013

Protests in Sudan: Dozens Feared Dead

Sudan's answer against protests was cutting off the Internet and killing dozens of protestors. Activists say Sudan pulled the Internet plug to stop activists from sharing its crackdown on protestors.

Peru: 7 Magnitude Quake Hits Acari, Arequipa

Some media and citizens report small-scale damage, like rock slides that have blocked part of the southern Panamericana highway. No fatal victims have been reported.

25 September 2013

Lawyers Seek Ouster of Zambia's Chief Justice

Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda, Zambia's first female head of the judiciary, was rejected by parliament and therefore should not have the post, the Law Association of Zambia argues.

24 September 2013

Is the Spanish Army Punishing Women Who Denounce Sexism?

What is the situation of women in the Spanish Army? Lourdes Sada reports.

South Korean Catholic Leaders Protest Spy Agency Scandal

700 Catholic clergy members held a protest against the spy agency's manipulation of the presidential election - the first time in recent decades that the Catholic Church has organized such...

20 September 2013

Floods in Romania Take Nine Lives, Thousands Evacuated

Torrential downpours caused the water level to rise rapidly on September 12th. Among those who died was an eight-year-old girl swept away from her father's arms.

17 September 2013

Mixing Politics at Live Concert in Cuba Gets Musician Banned

What did pianist Robertico Carcassés say at the concert for "Los Cinco" in Havana? And what happened afterwards? Elaine Díaz tells us.

Tropical Storm ‘Manuel’ Leaves Acapulco Under Water

34 deaths and thousands of victims have been reported; additionally, 40,000 tourists are trapped.

16 September 2013

EU Prepared to Impose Sanctions on New Member State Croatia

"I think we just broke the speed record in having sanctions introduced," one Twitter user observed.

Police Arrest Protesters Protecting Macedonian City Park from Destruction

The protests, which began a month ago, are against the construction of a government building in Bristol Park, one of the last remaining green spaces in Skopje.

13 September 2013

Labour Code Promotes Debate on Sexuality and Racism in Cuba

Cuban bloggers debate the inclusion of rights on grounds of gender, sexuality, racial identity and disability, among others, in the Labour Code draft.

12 September 2013

How Russians Read Putin's NYT Op-Ed on Syria

RuNet Echo

Many RuNet users have hailed the President’s overture as something of a needed display of Russian moral authority on the world stage.

11 September 2013

400 Cuban Doctors Go to Brazil

Cuba Colors Itself Yellow for “Los Cinco” Prisoners in the U.S.

It has already been 15 years since the arrest of five Cubans who infiltrated anti-Castro groups in Miami. A new campaign is demanding the release of the four remaining prisoners.

South Korean Film Questioning Warship Sinking Pulled from Theaters

A major cinema chain pulled a documentary film challenging the government's explanation of the Cheonan warship incident. Their move appears to have backfired.

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