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· December, 2011

Stories about History from December, 2011

12 December 2011

Estonia: Language and History

Russia: Holy Relic Visits Nation Emerging From State-Sponsored Atheism

RuNet Echo

People from across Russia traveled great distances and endured hardships in order to view the Virgin Mary's belt - a relic believed to promote fertility. In the decades since the...

11 December 2011

Arab World to Gingrich: “If Palestinians Are Invented People, Americans Are …”

Palestinians are “invented” people, who want to destroy Israel, says US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. His comments, in an interview with a Jewish television channel, have drawn the anger...

Egypt: Celebrating Naguib Mahfouz's Centenary

Today marks the centenary of Egyptian Nobel laureate and leading novelist Naguib Mahfouz. The occasion is being remembered on Twitter.

9 December 2011

Bahamas: Postcolonialism Issues

Cuba: Same Old Story

Tanzania: Blogging and Tweeting Tanzania@50

The mainland part of the United Republic of Tanzania, Tanganyika, has turned 50. Bloggers and Twitter users are celebrating and reflecting on the future of Tanzania.

Macedonia, China: Comparing Air Pollution in the Capitals

8 December 2011

Brazil: The Death of Socrates, A Brazilian Idol

Sócrates, one of the greatest Brazilian soccer players, died at the age of 57 on December 4, 2011, a result of septic shock caused by excessive consumption of alcohol over...

5 December 2011

El Salvador: Remembering El Mozote Massacre 30 Years Later

Francophone Africa: The Important Literary Contributions from Former Colonies

Ashura Commemorations Around the World

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a period of mourning for Shia Muslims. Events reach a climax on Ashura, the tenth day of the month. Ayesha Saldanha...

Lusophone Heritage of “Portugality” Around the World

4 December 2011

China: Monitoring the 2012 Presidential Election

Chinese netizen interest this weekend in the first of three debates leading up to Taiwan's presidential election next month suggests more attention will be paid to this round than was...

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