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· October, 2011

Stories about Breaking News from October, 2011

23 October 2011

Turkey: 1,000 People Feared Dead in Van Quake

A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit eastern Turkey a few hours ago. Up to 1,000 people are feared dead. The quake hit Ercis, in the mountainous province...

Arab World: Cheering on Tunisia's Elections

Tunisians are receiving positive vibes from netizens across the Arab world as they go to the polls today to elect a 218 member constituent assembly which will rewrite the country's...

Egypt: Watching the Tunisian Elections

The Tunisian revolution preceded the Egyptian one and since then the Tunisians pursuit of democracy has been inspiring to the Egyptians. And now it's time for Egyptians to watch the...

22 October 2011

Bangladesh: Occupy Dhaka, Joining the Movement Against the 1%

Occupy Wall Street and We Are 99%, the peaceful protests that started last month in New York City's financial capital have already spread in many countries of the world. Hundreds...

20 October 2011

Libya: The Truth About Gaddafi's Death

Libya has broken out in celebration after Gaddafi's stronghold Sirte fell and the man himself was either captured and killed or killed and captured. On Twitter, journalists and pundits have...

Russia: 7 Temporarily Detained During the President's Meeting with Journalism Students

Cameroon: Election Irregularities Noted by US Ambassador in Yaoundé

Libya: Celebrations as Gaddafi Confirmed Dead

Libyan dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi is finally dead. After hundreds of thousands of tweets and guess work between news of him being captured, wounded, killed, or all three together, we...

Libya: Unconfirmed News of Gaddafi's Capture

Happy news has been coming out of Libya in the last few minutes, leaving Libyan and Arab tweeps rejoicing, albeit with caution, at the new developments. Rumour has it that...

Israel: Joy and Anger Continue Over Shalit Deal

Gilad Shalit's return has been one of the biggest events in recent Israeli history. The Israeli soldier was released from Hamas captivity after being held for 1,941 days, in exchange...

Videos: Central America Under Water

The tropical depression 12-E over Central America has brought torrential downpours and rains for days on end, causing flooding, closing roads and highways and displacing people. This post shows the...

19 October 2011

France: Violence Erupts in French Overseas Departement Mayotte

Israel: Netanyahu Rapped for Exploiting Shalit's Return

Kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is back home after 1,941 days of Hamas captivity. It is left for social media and a few marginal sections of the online newspapers to...

18 October 2011

Arab World: Celebrations Break Out as 477 Palestinians Released

Tweeps have been busy today following the details of the Israel-Palestine prisoner swap, which saw the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. Here is...

USA: October 15 on the Streets and Social Networks

It's no secret that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, among other social networks, have played a key role in the recent local and global protests. As was expected, the global protests...

17 October 2011

Jordan: New Government, Expectations and Hope!

Jordan saw the appointment of a new prime minister today after the majority of parliamentarians sent a letter to King Abdullah, pointing out grievances with Dr Marouf Bakhit's government. International...

China: Girl ran over by two vans, bystanders ignored

15 October 2011

South Korea: Photos from Occupy Wall Street Protest in Seoul

The Occupy Wall Street movement has landed in the South Korean capital, Seoul. Despite heavy rain, lightening and thunder, and a sudden drop in temperature, about 300 people came together...