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· October, 2012

Stories about Breaking News from October, 2012

13 October 2012

General-Secretary of La Francophonie Wants a Seat for Africa at the UN Security Council

United States: Immigration Absent in Vice-Presidential Debate

In the debate between the vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan there were, as was to be expected, differences on issues such as the economy, foreign policy, health care...

11 October 2012

Political Exile On Board the Eritrean Presidential Jet

Russia: Democratic Public “Outraged” by Release of Pussy Riot Member

RuNet Echo

It now appears that Samutsevich’s gamble has paid off, as she was freed after today’s hearings, her two-year prison sentence reduced to two-years probation. The other two imprisoned Pussy Riot...

9 October 2012

Egypt: Remembering Maspero; Waiting for Justice to be Served

Egyptians recalled the tragic events of the Maspero massacre today, vowing to avenge the blood of martyrs and keep the revolution going. On October 9 last year, 28 Christian Copts...

Puerto Rico: Boxer Orlando Cruz Is Proud to Be Gay

Puerto Rican boxer Orlando 'The Phenomenon' Cruz is breaking stereotypes with his recent announcement about his sexual orientation. Cruz, currently the number four featherweight boxer in the world, is the...

8 October 2012

South Korea: Belated Response to Toxic Gas Leak Affecting Thousands

In the small South Korean city of Gumi, the authorities' slow response to a toxic gas leakage disaster has prompted angry reactions from citizens. Click through to see photos of...

Venezuela: Chávez Era to Extend for Six More Years

After the most contested and intense elections of the last decade, Venezuela will see six more years under the administration of Hugo Chávez Frías. Traffic on social networks, particularly on...

6 October 2012

Cuba: Yoani Sánchez Released After 30 Hours in Custody

Advox

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez and bloggers Agustín Díaz and Reinaldo Escobar (Sánchez's husband), were released from police custody in Havana, Cuba, after having been detained in the eastern city of...

Reactions to North Korean Soldier Defected to South Korea Across Border

5 October 2012

Cuba: Blogger Yoani Sánchez Arrested

Advox

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez was arrested last night in the eastern province of Bayamo, Cuba, where she had traveled to attend and report on a trial. Although there are very...

Guatemala: 7 Indigenous Protesters Killed in Totonicapán

At least 7 civilians were killed on October 4 when combined armed forces violently removed indigenous demonstrators from Cuatro Caminos, a well-known road intersection in Guatemala. Demonstrators were protesting the...

3 October 2012

Russia: Apple Logo Branded As Unchristian by Orthodox Activists

Tehran's Bazaar Goes on Strike as Iran's Currency Collapses

Tehran's Bazaar went on strike on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 as merchants and shopkeepers protest against the free fall of the national currency.

Algeria: Petition to #FreeYacine Zaid, Human Rights Activist