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· April, 2014

Stories about Breaking News from April, 2014

29 April 2014

South Koreans Accuse Government of Botching Ferry Response

It's been 14 days since the Sewol ferry capsized, and 205 people are confirmed dead. Politicians taking advantage of the calamity and media inaccuracy have fueled anger in South Korea.

Protesting in Venezuela Will Require Authorization

26 April 2014

Macedonian Activists Attempt to Break Media Silence on Corruption Scandal

The majority of Macedonian media failed to relay a documented claim by Macedonia's largest opposition party about the prime minister's involvement in a corruption scandal. Social media users stepped in.

24 April 2014

Algeria's Opposition Report Threats, Intimidation Following President's Reelection

An amendment to the country's constitution had allowed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power since 1999, to run again.

21 April 2014

So Long, Mr. Durov, and Thanks for All the Fish

RuNet Echo

After more than a year of rumors, the stockholders of Russia’s largest online social network, Vkontakte, have finally fired founder and CEO Pavel Durov.

19 April 2014

Bangladeshis Mourn Gabriel García Márquez, the ‘Magician Of Words’

"No, I will not cry. As I believe that he will live at least a few more centuries with resonant words of love, how could I cry mourning his death?"

Facebook Predicts the Outcome of Macedonian Presidential Elections, Again?

Like in the 2009 elections, the support Facebook users in Macedonia are showing for candidates in the 2014 election is uncannily similar to the actual results of voting.

18 April 2014

The New Government of Prime Minister Roger Kolo Announced in Madagascar

Putting the Brakes on Independent Films in Cuba

The Ministry of the Interior (MININT) has been recently in charge of reviewing the scripts of the film projects produced in the island.

28 Dead, 268 Still Missing in South Korean Ferry Sinking

A South Korean ferry heading to a resort island sank with hundreds of passengers. The captain and crew evacuated early, well before most of the passengers.

16 April 2014

Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship

RuNet Echo

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship.

One Bottle of Wine Too Many for Australian State Premier

"Memory fail' over wine gift brings resignation of New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell.

AC/DC Call It a Night After 41 Years

12 April 2014

Cancer-Causing Chemical Pollutes Chinese City Lanzhou's Water Supply

Benzene, a highly carcinogenic chemical, has been detected in the city's water supply, at one point measured at a level 20 times what is considered to be safe.

11 April 2014

Chinese Court Upholds Activist Xu Zhiyong's Prison Sentence

The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.

The Overlooked Crisis in Burundi

9 April 2014

Court Annuls “Mega-Commission” Findings Against Ex-President Alan García

The megacomisión has been working since 2011; former President Alan García has pointed out that its goal is to get him annulled electorally for the next presidential elections in 2016.

A 80 Year-long Wait: Niger Gets its First Train Station

The Kidnapping Industry Takes Hold in Cameroon