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· February, 2014

Stories about Breaking News from February, 2014

Nepal Airlines Plane Crashes Killing All 18 On Board

The Nepalese aviation industry has seen a huge number of accidents in the recent years, with two fatal plane crashes each year from 2010 to 2012.

Sudan: Blogger Remains in Detention for Criticizing Presidents

Tajeldin Arja Arja was arrested at a press conference last December, after he criticized the Sudanese and Chadian Presidents for their actions surrounding the conflict in Darfur.

Collecting Data About Possible Web Censorship in Venezuela

Togolese Skier Petitjean, from Facebook to the 2014 Winter Olympics

Tourists Killed in Terrorist Attack in Sinai, Egypt

A bomb blast ripped through a bus carrying 30 tourists in Sinai, Egypt, today, killing at least two South Korean tourists and the Egyptian bus driver.

Blood on the Ice, Fury on the Tubes

Drama is never far behind when the Russian and the USA national hockey teams meet on the ice.

A Visitor Describes How it Feels to be Mugged by Bulgarian Police

Political scientist and blogger Anastas Vangeli used social networks to describe his experience of extortion by Bulgarian policemen on his way from Macedonia to Poland.

“They Didn't Drown. They Were Murdered!” Immigrant Deaths in Ceuta, Spain

The Civil Guard has been condemned by immigrants and civil society organisations alike that argue that the security forces failed to assist the immigrants at sea or alert the coastguard...

Ending Illegal Logging and Launching Forest Carbon Credits in Madagascar

Bosnian Protesters Demand Bread, Social Justice and Freedom of Speech

When the citizens of Bosnia’s second largest city, Tuzla, went out to protest on February 4, 2014, few expected to witness the countrywide unrest that erupted a week later.

Self-Censorship in Hong Kong Claims Another Popular Radio Host

In the past ten years, a large number of newspapers columnists, editors, radio and TV hosts have been sacked for their critical stance towards the Hong Kong and Beijing governments.

Another Journalist Dies in Mexico: Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz

A clandestine grave was the final destination of the Mexican reporter Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz. His assailants have not been brought to justice.

Remembering Dr Alison Jolly, Lemurs of Madagascar Expert

When Algeria's Police Fail to Act, Citizen Journalists Step in

After 21-year-old Babaousmail Azzedine was murdered in public and Algerian police failed to investigate, citizen journalists took matters into their own hands. Abdou Semmar reports.

Tokyo Snowfall Sends Voter Turnout Plunging in Governor Election

Only 46.16 percent of voters went to the polls to cast their ballots for governor, the third lowest in history.

Heavy Snowfall Brings Playtime to Tokyo

Russian Commentator Mistakes Uzbekistan for Tajikistan at Olympics Opening Ceremony

A renowned Russian sports commentator mistook Uzbekistan's national team for that of Tajikistan in a live broadcast from the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

When Genocide is, apparently, a Laughing Matter

Puerto Rico’s Debt Downgraded to “Junk” Status

While the government tries to inspire confidence in the public, citizens fear the worse.

Work on the Panama Canal Grinds to a Halt

The Panama Canal expansion project has taken a hit. The Canal Administrator says he will tolerate no blackmail, and Panamanians are using social media to show their support for him.

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