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· December, 2010

Stories about Breaking News from December, 2010

Russia: Studying Online Mobilization of the Manezh Riots

Recent riots on Manezhnaya Square next to the Kremlin showed that Russian soccer fans have become a powerful community who can mobilize thousands very quickly around an event. Last week,...

Russia: Police Intensifies Surveillance ‘to Prevent Calls to Violence’

Special services are monitoring social networks and track IP-addresses of those who spread calls to violence, rian.ru reports [RUS]. Vkontakte.ru, Russian social network, increased removal of the groups with xenophobia...

Russia: Photos and a Testimony of the Clashes in Moscow

Photo-blogger Ilya Varlamov (@varlamov) and bb-mos tweet and share photos of the current events in the center of Moscow. Tujana-jx reports a story of a skinhead assaulting an older woman in...

Russia: the Blogosphere Boils As Ethnic Clashes Flood Moscow

Interfax.ru, Russian news portal moved to manual update mode due to the overload caused by numerous ethnic clashes (so far 1200 arrested and 30 injured) in different places of Moscow,...

Israel: The Land of Fire and Ice

Severe winter storms hit most of Israel this week with strong winds, rain and snowstorms causing country-wide havoc. In the North, the Hermon Mountain was blanketed with more snow than...

Nigeria: Nigerian Foremost Nationalist Feared Dead

Nigeria's leading nationalist, Anthony Enahoro is feared dead: “chidi opara reports have just received a citizen report on phone that Nigerian foremost Nationalist, Pa Anthonty Enahoro is dead, no details...

Russia: Google Launches Search of Russian Blogs

Google launches blogsearch.google.ru, Russian-language blog search service. One of it's functions – to display the most discussed news of the Russian blogosphere. Almost a year ago, Yandex.ru, Russia's most popular search...

Puerto Rico: Police Occupies the University of Puerto Rico

After the conclusion of a two day walk out organized by students, the Police has occupied the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico for the first time since...

Wikileaks reveals how Singapore views its neighbors

According to the latest cable reports from Wikileaks, Singapore's senior diplomats believe the leaders of their neighbors are opportunists, sodomists, and corrupt politicians. And they think Japan is a big...

Russia: More Photos of Nationalist Riot Near Kremlin

LiveJournal-user Zyalt [RUS] and DervishRV [RUS] published more photo reports of riots of soccer fans and nationalists that took place next to the Kremlin's wall in Moscow. After the protest has been...

Côte d'Ivoire: Anger and Sarcasm in Citizen Media after the Elections

After a hopeful start, the presidential elections in Cote d'Ivoire took a dramatic turn that led the country in a seemingly hopeless political stalemate. While the crisis persists, the Ivorian...

Russia: Photos and Videos of Soccer Fans Protesting in Moscow

Blog of Novaya Gazeta [RUS], Radio Liberty [RUS], aleshru [RUS], and vadimb [RUS] share pictures and videos from the mass protest action of soccer fans in the center of Moscow. It is...

Barbados: Stabbing Death

Barbados Free Press has the most recent update on the murder of a senior citizen.

China: Messages for Liu Xiaobo as Peace Prize Ceremony approaches

Activities are now underway in Oslo, Norway, as the city gears up for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony; back in China, where this year's recipient sits in prison, there's virtually...

Russia: Soccer Fans Block Moscow Streets in Protest Against Murder

Corrupcia.net, bb-mos, podkradyha, and harfang83 share pictures of the soccer fans blocking Leningradskiy prospekt, one of the major Moscow streets, to protest against the murder of their colleague Yegor Sviridov. Killers...

Haiti: Election Run-Off

Haitian bloggers discuss news that “presidential elections will go to a second-round run-off between former First Lady Mirlande Manigat and government technocrat Jude Celestin, protegé of outgoing President Rene Preval.”

Chile: Twitter Users Weigh In on Prison Fire That Kills At Least 81 Inmates

Using the hashtag #carcelsanmiguel [es] (San Miguel Prison), Chilean Twitter users have been tweeting about a fire that killed at least 81 inmates in a prison in Santiago, Chile, as...

South Korea: Korean Parliament In Chaos on Next Year's Budget Bill

In South Korea, as the ruling Grand National Party rammed next year's budget bill through parliament today, not a few injuries have reported amid fierce protests from opposition sides. @Malsuda...

Angola: Where is the national airline TAAG headed?

A year and a half after having been authorized to resume flights to Portugal, the Angolan airline TAAG, is again involved in serious problems related to the safety of its...

Puerto Rico: Violence at the University of Puerto Rico

The University of Puerto Rico is in crisis again. Students are opposing a special registration fee to be charged in January that the administration imposed to alleviate a fiscal deficit. ...

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