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· March, 2014

Stories about Humor from March, 2014

Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 13 of 2014

Every Friday, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

Trinidad & Tobago: Another Minister Bites the Dust

The Spanish Newspaper ABC Takes a Beating on Twitter after Publishing an Article against Masturbation

The article was published by a group of experts from the University of Navarra, which belongs to Opus Dei.

Australians Joust over Knights and Dames Revival

The revival of knights and dames had Australians all atwitter.

Ukrainians Desperate to Flip the Script on Fascism

First Tweet from President of Madagascar is the Ultimate Meta Tweet

“Happy” Video Exposes the Other Side of Rio de Janeiro

Meet Crimea's New Anime Mascot, Natalia Poklonskaya

A definitive fan-art collection of Natalia Poklonskaya, the newly minted Prosecutor General appointed by the secessionist government of Crimea, who has captured the heart of RuNet and Japan.

Do US Sanctions Against Putin's Cronies Fuel Russian Patriotism?

So far, it seems the West’s response to the annexation of Crimea has only reinforced Russia’s patriotic frenzy. But could tougher sanctions change that?

The ‘Happy’ Videos of Middle East and North Africa

From Lebanon to Morocco, passing by Jordan, Israel, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunis, and Algeria, it seems like the MENA region is filled with people willing to just be...

10 Ways Russians and Ukrainians Reacted to Crimea Annexation Speech

Regardless of how one feels about the Crimean question, it was a landmark speech, and one that bloggers reacted to the way they usually do on the Internet. Through memes.

Discussing Aid System with a Light Touch

Chinese President Xi Jinping Cartoons

Trinidad & Tobago: Lara's Poor On-Stage Innings

Egyptian Woman: “Shut Up Your Mouse Obama!”

Watch this video of an Egyptian woman asking US President Barak Obama to "shut up your mouse [mouth]," which is making the rounds.

A Map of China, By Stereotype

Russia's Fight on Oscar Night

Russia's Channel One canceled the live Oscars broadcast, and cut part of Jarod Leto's speech in the recording. Was it planned?

The Russians Have Weaponized Photoshop

With the Crimea crisis, Twitter feeds overflow and news changes too fast to accommodate longer-form blogging. The most successful way to grab attention might be an old medium: political cartoons.

[Video] Decoding Indian Headshakes in Less Than Two Minutes

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