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· July, 2015

Stories about Breaking News from July, 2015

31 July 2015

Palestinian Baby Burned to Death in West Bank Settler Attack

Israeli settlers have torched two homes in Douma, in the Occupied West Bank, leaving one baby dead and three civilians, including one child, severely injured.

Calls to #StopEvictions as Pakistani Authorities Bulldoze Slums

"Hey CDA: The children’s library in #Islamabad has been occupied by a religious seminary 4 yrs. Would you evict those illegal occupants too?"

30 July 2015

German Digital Rights Pioneers Investigated for Treason

Advox

The last time a German journalist was charged with treason was in 1962, when the editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel was prosecuted for publishing secret documents about the German defense forces.

28 July 2015

Russian Censors Threaten to Shut Down Business Website for Writing About Bitcoin

RuNet EchoAdvox

Officials today told a Russian business-news website that it must delete or edit within the next three days an article it published about bitcoins.

Destroying a Mountain: Mexican President Orders Expropriation of Native Lands for Freeway Project

A presidential decree was enough to expropriate almost 100 acres of land from the indigenous Otomi community for the construction of a new highway.

24 July 2015

Trinidad's Capital Sent Into a Tailspin as Three Inmates Shoot Their Way Out of Prison

One escapee—awaiting trial in connection with a high-profile murder—and a police officer died in the ensuing frenzy. The other two prisoners are reportedly still at large.

23 July 2015

Internet Spots Luhansk Militants′ ‘Battlefield 3’ Fakes

RuNet Echo

Pro-Russian militants claimed they found a cache of "American weapons" at the Luhansk airport but social media users quickly discovered that the evidence was a video game-inspired fake.

21 July 2015

Mexican Army Accused of Shooting Civilians During Operation in Michoacán

Independent media reported that the Mexican Army opened fire against civilians in the indigenous community of Ostula in Michoacán state. One news outlet said a 12-year-old boy was killed.

20 July 2015

High-Profile Arrests Ahead of Elections Raise Tempers and Eyebrows in Trinidad and Tobago

There has been tremendous public pressure on Trinidad and Tobago's police force to solve a high-profile murder. After more than year, detectives finally produced a name.

14 July 2015

Historic Iran Nuclear Deal Finishes in Vienna

"Today could have been the end of hope on this issue. But now we are starting a new chapter of hope."

13 July 2015

Bahrain Releases Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab, Only to Send Another Activist Back to Jail

Advox

Bahrain released from prison rights activist Nabeel Rajab tonight. It also renewed the detention of political leader Ibrahim Sharif for 15 days. Is the government playing chess with political dissidents?

The Internet Laughs at Spanish President Rajoy's Ignorance About His Country's Debt

Mariano Rajoy's blunders when talking about Spain's foreign debt have made netizens wonder how much he really knows about the reality of the country he governs.

A 13-Year-Old Boy's Horrific Death Becomes Viral Facebook Video in Bangladesh

"A 13 yr old boy was beaten to death in 4 stealing. his murderers videoed & posted it on FB. I'm so ashamed to be a Bangladeshi today"

12 July 2015

Bahraini Political Leader Ibrahim Sharif Arrested Again

Bahraini political leader and Secretary General of National Democratic Action Society (WAAD) Ibrahim Sharif is arrested three weeks after his release for "inciting hatred against the regime."

11 July 2015

Who is Responsible for the Explosions in Bogota, Colombia?

Two small bombs explosions in Bogota left eight injured.

Journalists Arrested for Covering Cairo Car Bomb Explosion outside the Italian Centre

One man was killed and several journalists were arrested after a car bomb explosion outside the Italian Centre in downtown Cairo today.

9 July 2015

Former Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal Dies at 75

From being described as a wise statesman to being called a racist and a xenophobe, netizens react to the death of former Saudi foreign minister Saud Al-Faisal, who died today

8 July 2015

Five Ethiopian Journalists Freed From Prison, But Others Remain Behind Bars

Advox

Alongside an outpouring of joy and disbelief over the bloggers' release, supporters urged each other to keep "tantrummin" until there are no more journalists jailed in Ethiopia.

2 July 2015

Greece's Great Fight for the Future

Following a surprise midnight announcement last week, Greece and all Europe brace for a referendum that will have profound repercussions for the future of the Eurozone.

1 July 2015

As Karachi Succumbs to a Record-Breaking Heatwave, Social Media to the Rescue

The Bridge

As a heatwave grips parts of Pakistan, dilapidated government hospitals struggle to cope with the influx of heatstroke patients. A tweet from Faisal Kapadia helps ease the situation in Karachi.