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· May, 2013

Stories about Breaking News from May, 2013

11 May 2013

Pakistan Election Updates and Results Online

Woman Rescued from Bangladesh Factory Rubble After 17 Days

The same day that the death toll of a nine-story factory collapse in Savar in the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka rose to 1,055, now the deadliest building...

Efraín Ríos Montt Found Guilty of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Guatemalan de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. The 86-year-old former General was sentenced to 80 years in prison. This landmark verdict...

8 May 2013

Police Raid Navalny's HQ in Kirov

Politically Divided Pakistan Rallies Around Injured Imran Khan

Popular cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, whose hopeful campaign promise of a "New Pakistan" has drawn large crowds of young people and urban voters to his rallies, fractured three vertebrae and a...

Catalonia's Sovereignty Declaration Suspended

7 May 2013

Gas Tanker Explosion in Mexico Leaves at Least 19 Dead

The alleged accidental explosion of a gas tanker caused the death of at least 19 people in the Greater Mexico City.

Congolese-Italian Woman Joins Italy's Cabinet

The nomination of Cecile Kyenge, an Italian professor of medicine originally from the DRC, to the position of Integration Minister in the new Italian government, was applauded by commentators on...

6 May 2013

RuNet Speculates on Protest Rally Size, Again

RuNet Echo

Every Russian opposition rally and march attracts wild online speculation about the numbers of the participants -- both by observers and the participants themselves.

Allegations of Election Fraud as Malaysia's Ruling Party Wins Again

Malaysians from all walks of life are currently in a state of outrage following the outcome of the nation's 13th General Election, which has been marred with what appears to...

3 May 2013

VIDEO: Turkish Police Crack Down on May Day Protesters

Violent clashes between Turkish police and May Day protesters in Istanbul left 25 civilians and 22 police officers injured, including one man who reportedly lost an eye due to a...

2 May 2013

Guatemala: State of Siege After Anti-Mining Protests

President Barack Obama visits Mexico and Costa Rica

U.S. President Barack Obama began his trip through Mexico and Costa Rica with the intention of addressing vitally important themes for the region that include the expansion of commerce and...

Teargas and Water Cannons for Istanbul's Labor Day Protesters

After three years of peaceful Labor Day celebrations at Taksim square, Turkey's largest city Istanbul was visited by the ghosts of its violent past with the events of May 1st,...

1 May 2013

South Korea Pulls Out of Joint Industrial Complex in North Korea

The nearly decade-old, jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea, a place often referred as “last bastion of hope” for Korean reunification, is on the verge of a shutdown...

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