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· November, 2015

Stories about Breaking News from November, 2015

The Big Laughs of Mexico's ISIS Threat

Far from showing fear, Mexicans have flooded the Internet with sarcastic jokes and dark comedy about the apparent threat from ISIS.

Welcome to the #StandwithRussia Movement

Russian Internet users are getting quite inventive about conveying to Turkey how they feel about an attack on a Sukhoi Su-24 jet earlier this week.

‘Charlie Hebdo’ Tweets Are Now Banned Throughout Russia

A municipal court in Chechnya has banned the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's Twitter account. In accordance with Russian federal law, the ban is effective nationwide.

Molenbeek, the Complex Reality of a Community Vilified by the Media

In the heart of the Belgian capital lies Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, a low-income community with a connection to those suspected of carrying out the attacks on Paris and other acts of violence.

Greece's Opposition Party Loses Its Own Election

Greek netizens mock the country's chief opposition party, New Democracy, for failing to hold internal party elections, leading to a fiasco with hilarious online reactions.

Russian Performance Artist Detained for Setting Fire to Federal Security Service HQ

Pavlensky, known for hard-hitting and sometimes shocking performance art, said setting fire to the doors was a symbolic act highlighting the "constant terror methods" used by the FSB against citizens.

Russia's Most Popular Social Network Just Sent 20,000 Users a Private Message From the Government

Vkontakte says it merely geolocated all users with recent activity in Egypt, contacting them on behalf of the Russian government. There was “no additional targeting,” the website explains.

Zambia’s Master Class in Mishandling ICT Exams

Introducing information and communication technologies to Zambia's secondary schools seemed like a great idea, until it came time to hold exams.

Basic Rights Suspended as Maldives Declares State of Emergency for 30 Days

"Foreign observers should know about #Maldives: 1) There were never any IEDs. It's a #ManufacturedCrisis 2) There was never a democracy"

Australia's Michelle Payne Becomes First Female Jockey to Win Melbourne Cup

"But I gave it everything I got. I want to say to everyone else get stuffed, they think women aren't strong enough but we just beat the world."

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