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· July, 2014

Stories about Breaking News from July, 2014

18 July 2014

Malaysians on MH17 Crash: “Regardless of Nationality, We Are All United in Grief”

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in eastern Ukraine Thursday evening. The plane was carrying 298 passengers and crew members.

17 July 2014

It's Raining Fire in Gaza: Israel Starts Ground Invasion

Palestinians say it is raining fire in Gaza, after Israel started ground operations into the besieged enclave tonight.

Israel Begins Ground Operations in Gaza

Israeli forces have begun to enter Gaza, after 10 days of shelling that has killed more than 200 Palestinians. The escalation comes after Hamas rejected a truce brokered by Egypt.

First Russian Reactions to the Downed Plane in Eastern Ukraine

RuNet Echo

An airplane has crashed in Ukraine. With nothing but a few pixelated YouTube videos and a fast-growing mountain of accusations, RuNet users are in the midst of a full-blown hysteria.

Chinese Activist Hu Jia Attacked

14 July 2014

China Detains Star News Anchor Rui Chenggang Amid Widening Anti-Corruption Campaign

Authorities led him away from the TV studio on Friday just before his show went on air.

9 July 2014

Bahrain Kicks Out Visiting American Human Rights Official

Bahrain, ruled by the Sunni al-Khalifa family, has faced criticism for its human rights record ever since the military cracked down on Shi'ite Muslim-led protests against the government in 2011.

8 July 2014

Arabs Gloat at Brazil's World Cup Defeat

Arabs gloat at Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup semi-finals which ended minutes ago

7 July 2014

A Theater Company Is Crowdfunding to Produce This ‘Powerful’ Play in Cuba About Homosexuality

"Bent" tells the story of the abuse and internment of homosexuals in Nazi Germany leading up to World War II.

6 July 2014

Saudi Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abulkhair Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

The sentence is part of Saudi Arabia's continued crackdown on human rights activists. Abulkhair was charged with “insulting general order” and “inflaming public opinion”.

4 July 2014

Andrey Mima on Banning the Internet in Russia

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo translates a column by Andrey Mima about a new draft law in Moscow that will require websites to store all Russian users' data inside Russia.

2 July 2014

Architect Santiago Calatrava Attempts but Fails to Censor Site That Highlights His Blunders

Just a few months ago, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was able to shut down «calatravatelaclava.com», an online compilation of his blunders carried out with public funds.

Hundreds of Pro-Democracy Protesters Arrested in Hong Kong After Half-a-Million-Strong March

The protesters had staged a sit-in in the city's business district following a rally of half a million people demanding democratic elections free of China's influence.

1 July 2014

Need a Passport in Trinidad and Tobago? Thanks to a Labour Fracas, You Can't Have One

The office producing passports was closed indefinitely. Many have been forced to cancel flights and people requiring medical treatment abroad have been affected.

In Cuba, a Correspondence Exchange Spices up the 2014 World Cup

After one of the letters was removed from the online magazine, the author said it was censored.