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· June, 2011

Stories about Breaking News from June, 2011

South Korean Troops Shoot at Passenger Jet, No One Injured

Macedonia: Gathering Prohibited in a Public Space?

Venezuela's Prison Crisis

Chile: More than 70,000 March in Santiago Demanding Improvements in Education

Syria: Crackdown Continues Despite International Outcry

Protests are continuing across Syria, as the Syrian regime shows no signs of loosening its brutal crackdown despite an international outcry. Netizens react on Twitter to the latest developments.

Pakistan: The Beasts Kill Again

Lebanon: New All-Male Government Formed Amidst Continued Wrangling

After almost five months of protracted negotiations and political bickering, Lebanon's Hezballah-led March 8 alliance finally announced a new exclusively male, 30-minister government to be headed by Sunni billionaire Najib...

Puerto Rico: Barack Obama Visits the Island

Two earthquakes hit Sumatra

Malaysia: Government website receives hacking threat

Egypt: The Story of the Israeli Spy in Cairo

Ilan Chaim Grapel, an American immigrant to Israel, was arrested in Egypt last Sunday. Grapel has now been detained for 15 days as he is being questioned by the State...

Belarus: Crowdsourced DDoS Attack Attempts to Put Down President's Website

Turkey: Twitter Reactions on Election Day

Turkey held its general elections today for 550 seats in the Grand National Assembly. Following are some of the reactions that are emerging online as the first results are being...

India: Senior Crime Reporter Shot Dead in Mumbai

This afternoon, veteran crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at point-blank range at Powai, Mumbai. Indian netizens react.

Spain: Protests Evolve, but Tensions Continue

The mobilizations that started on May 15 in Spain have gradually evolved into local meetings, gatherings and different kinds of initiatives all over the country. But the tension on the...

Kuwait: Shia Twitter User Arrested

Kuwaiti Nasser Abul, a young Shia man, has been arrested, allegedly for his posting on micro-blogging site Twitter. This is the first time a Twitter user is held for tweets...

North Korea Threatens to Disclose Recordings of Talks with South

In an apparent act of blackmail, North Korea threatened South Korea on Thursday that they would release secret audio recordings from Inter-Korean talks reportedly held on May 9, 2011. The...

Russia: Yuri Budanov Shot to Death in Moscow

Peru: Aymara Indigenous People Announce Resumption of Protests in Puno

After a temporary truce to allow for presidential elections to take place in the Puno region, the Aymara Indians in said region have announced that they will resume their strike...

China: Nose of CCTV female staff chopped off by stranger

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