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· May, 2014

Stories about Breaking News from May, 2014

31 May 2014

Police in Macedonia Strong-Arm Journalists Into Erasing Riot Arrest Footage

The riots, sparked by the murder of a 19-year-old, created tension between ethnic Albanian and Macedonian populations of the capital city Skopje.

29 May 2014

Sisi Wins Egyptian Presidential Elections; Only Opponent Sabahi Comes in Third

General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a landslide victory, topping his only oppopent Hamdeen Sabahi, who came in third place. After three days of voting, Sisi won 93.3 per cent of...

What's the Beef? Strike Call at Japanese Fast Food Chain Sukiya

Are workers at Sukiya, the Japanese fast food chain famous for its $3 gyūdon beef rice bowl, really going on strike?

25 May 2014

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif Will Attend Narendra Modi’s Swearing-In

India's new Prime Minister Modi invited all member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in a strategic move some speculated lets him dive head-first into diplomacy.

24 May 2014

Apocalyptic Scenes in Andranondambo, Madagascar as Villages Fight Over Land

PHOTOS: Hundreds Join Anti-Coup Protests in Thailand

Hundreds joined the 'Stop the Coup' gathering to challenge the military rule in Thailand. Anti-coup sentiments are also growing online.

23 May 2014

Russian Digital Sovereignty Is Here and, Yes, It Includes Schoolgirls

RuNet Echo

No sooner than Basov announced the search engine's moral superiority did Russian bloggers begin posting screen captures of curious search queries conducted using Sputnik.ru.

22 May 2014

Yoani Sánchez's New Online Magazine is Blocked in Cuba

When residents of Cuba look for the URL www.14ymedio.com, they are redirected to a site that says "Yoani$landia.com."

The First Five Hours of Thailand’s 12th Coup

For the 12th time in the past century, the Royal Thai Army has launched another coup in Thailand in a bid to end violence and political conflict in the country.

21 May 2014

Mubarak is a Thief Hashtag Greets his Three-Year Prison Sentence

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling state funds. Wry bloggers wonder why the sentence is so lenient.

20 May 2014

#Conservaeloso: The Campaign to Save the “Alcatraz of the Caribbean”

The space will be used to open a center for cancer treatment.

Only in Thailand: Coup Without a Coup

The Thai army declared martial law across Thailand to solve the country's political crisis but it insisted that there was no coup.

19 May 2014

Tens of Thousands Stranded, Serbians Take Flood Relief Into Their Own Hands

As Serbia and Bosnia live through the worst floods the region has seen in 120 years, relief and aid efforts are mostly being led by civilians and civic movements.

18 May 2014

5 Things You Should Know About India's New Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The controversial and charismatic Modi will soon be at the controls of the world's largest democracy. But who is he?

17 May 2014

Spanish Government Threatens to Censor Social Media

Many politicians have been offended by comments on Twitter on the assassination of the president of the Province of León, and demand a greater control of social media.

Sultan Suleimanov on the RuNet's Last Chance

RuNet Echo

Suleimanov attended an invitation-only meeting at Roscomnadzor, the Russian government's chief censorship agency, which is tasked with enforcing a series of recent laws that limit the freedom of information online.

16 May 2014

Countdown to the End of Twitter in Russia

RuNet Echo

The deputy director of Russia’s chief censorship agency, Roscomnadzor, has threatened to order a block on Twitter or Facebook entirely, in a matter of minutes.

Why Chadian Students Braved Arrest and Stormed Their Embassy in Algeria

Hisham Almiraat interviews blogger Makaila Nguebla about student leader Issa Kelei's arrest and the condition of Chadian students in Algeria.

Indians Choose Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party in Historic Landslide

The ruling Congress party and its allies have suffered a crushing defeat and have already conceded failure, even before the final tally has been announced.

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