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· September, 2013

Stories about Breaking News from September, 2013

10 September 2013

Jordanian MP Fires Kalashnikov in Parliament

A Jordanian Member of Parliament opened fire on another MP while Parliament was in session today. No one was injured in the fiasco.

9 September 2013

“World is Happy for Assad to Continue Killing Syrians”

Syria has agreed to put its chemical weapons under international control. Activists say the tactic will buy Assad time to continue killing people with the other weapons at his disposal.

8 September 2013

Tokyo's Hope for Improvements by 2020 Olympics

Some Japanese Twitter users are sharing their hope that the Olympics will mean an improved and more accessible Tokyo.

#RussiaVotes Live Blog: Russia's Regional and Local Elections

RuNet Echo

Project editors Kevin Rothrock and Andrey Tselikov offer live blogging coverage of Russia's 2013 regional and local voting. Follow events as they unfold online.

7 September 2013

Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics

5 September 2013

South Asia Shining in Some Ways, Suffering in Others

The South Asia Economic Summit , an annual meeting of civil society think-tanks has recently been concluded in Sri Lanka. Participants discussed regional issues and sought for more regional cooperation.

4 September 2013

Colombia Prepares for Nationwide Pot-Banging Protests

The Twitter hashtag #CacerolazoPor allows Colombian web users to share their reasons to take to the streets and protest.

Croatia's EU Membership Off to Rocky Start Over Extradition Law

Croatia agrees to fully apply EU extradition law after Brussels raises possibility of sanctions against the new EU member state.

Belgrade Philharmonic's Quirky Director is Serbia's New Minister of Culture

Pianist and conductor Ivan Tasovac's vibrant personality and sharp wit have made him popular in Serbia and on Twitter.

Drums of War on Syria Getting Louder

The drums of war are getting louder as US lawmakers prepare to vote on a "punitive" bombing campaign on Syria. Online, everyone has become an overnight expert on Syria.

Could Guantánamo Be Returned to Cuba?

A Mayor's Struggle Against The Pillaging of Bangui, Central African Republic

3 September 2013

Assassination Attempt Against Burkina Faso President

New York Times Doesn't Understand Fukushima's Radiation Risks – Japanese Blogger

Mixing up "gamma radiation," which is highly penetrating and can travel deep into human tissue, with "beta radiation," which is lighter and not as penetrating, can mislead readers.

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