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· December, 2014

Stories about Breaking News from December, 2014

Ukrainian Hackers Leak Russian Interior Ministry Docs with ‘Evidence’ of Russian Invasion

Ukrainian Cyber Forces hacker collective has leaked documents from Russian Interior Ministry servers that activists claim show evidence of Russian military presence in Ukraine.

For Peru, Greenpeace Pulled an Unforgivable Stunt at Their 1,500 Year-old Nazca Lines Site

A message left by Greenpeace at the site of the historic Nazca Lines to be seen by leaders gathering at UN climate talks in Peru has sparked wide outrage.

What Does Japan’s State Secrecy Act Mean for Free Expression?

Japan’s controversial State Secrecy Act became law on Wednesday, December 10. The law imposes strict penalties on leakers of state secrets.

Russian Prosecutors Say Man's Reaction to Ethnic Riot Was Hate Speech

Konstantin Sankov stands accused of "calling for hostile acts against a group defined in terms of national identity." If convicted, he could go to prison for 5 years.

Tokyo Marches in Solidarity With US Protesters #TOKYO4FERGUSON

Forensic Experts Identify Remains of One of Mexico's Missing Ayotzinapa Students

Forensic experts identified the remains found in a garbage dump in the town of Cocula were of Alexander Mora Venancio, 21, one of Mexico's 43 missing students.

Russia Counts the Dead As Militants Strike in Grozny

At least 5 officers have been killed, an exploded police car lies smoldering in city's downtown, and Grozny's "Press House" Building is in flames and under siege.

Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Face the Limits of International Law

The Zone9 case proves that in Ethiopia, international human rights standards -- and even national law -- are employed or ignored as political powers please.

India's ‘Braveheart’ Sisters Fight Back Against Sexual Predators

For defending themselves so assertively, people across India have praised Rohtak and Pooja as shining examples of how women should have the strength and willpower to fight back against attackers.

Generations of Latin Americans Say Goodbye to Comedian ‘Chespirito’

Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the man behind Latin American hero "El Chapulín Colorado," died at age 85.

Russia's Monument to Steve Jobs, Dismantled to Protest Tim Cook's Coming Out, Will Be Auctioned Abroad

Earlier today, owners announced they will auction the Jobs statue to anyone who promises to take it abroad. The starting price is set at 5 million rubles (about $95,000).

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