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· May, 2014

Stories about Breaking News from May, 2014

11 May 2014

Death and Twitter: Reports from Ukraine

RuNet Echo

Today Russian journalist Ilya Azar reported on Twitter that members of Ukraine's newfangled National Guard had fired on civilian bystanders in Krasnoarmeysk.

Russians Hate Eurovision's Bearded-Lady Champion

RuNet Echo

On the Internet, Russians have reacted to Wurst’s victory with a mix of humor and homophobia.

7 May 2014

Shamed Macedonian Government Caves in to Student Demands

Amid elections and economic instability, a student digital movement shames the Macedonian government into issuing a tender to fix appalling living conditions in the largest Skopje university dormitory.

6 May 2014

Australia: Casino Tsar in Bondi Beach Boardwalk Brawl

A very public brawl in a Sydney street between Casino magnate James Packer and old friend Nine Network CEO David Gyngell has been captured in photos and video.

4 May 2014

Trinidad and Tobago Stunned at Murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal

Attorney Dana Seetahal was gunned down in Trinidad and Tobago early this morning; police say her death may be linked to her involvement in a high-profile murder case.

3 May 2014

Tragedy and Confusion in Odessa

RuNet Echo

Over thirty pro-Russian protesters died in a fire in the cheerful Black Sea port of Odessa on May 2.

2 May 2014

Laundering the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

RuNet Echo

The Kremlin might project its power into Ukraine’s mainland by encouraging, and perhaps arming, Crimean militia. In theory, Moscow might succeed in “laundering” an armed intervention in this way.

Nigeria: A Campaign to #Bringourgirlsback

1 May 2014

Train Station Blast Kills 3, Injures Dozens in China

The attack highlighted the grim challenges of security and simmering ethnic tensions in the resource-rich province.