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12 December 2009

Stories from 12 December 2009

Argentina: The Pomar Family Tragedy

The tragedy of the Pomar family, a family of 4 which "disappeared" near the city of Pergamino on November 14 and was found dead almost a month after, has drawn...

Iran: Men in Hijab to Support Jailed Student

Hundreds of Iranian men have dressed as women in Hijab to support Majid Tavakoli, a student activist who was arrested on December 7. A YouTube video collects some of the...

Colombia: About the Gothic Scene in Medellín

Russia: Two Travellers To Reach Pole Of Cold On Motorcycle

China: Pessimism, skepticism and concern over Copenhagen

A number of Chinese media and environmental groups have sent people to Copenhagen to cover the climate talks as well as protest; bloggers back home, meanwhile, don't seem too hopeful...

Brazil: Police violence on National Anti-Corruption Day

Technology for Transparency Network

Violence broke out during a demonstration against the latest bribery scandal. Meanwhile, in the run up to Christmas, Panettones have become the iconic image of anti-corruption protests in the country.

Constitution building for a new Nepal

Why does homosexuality need an etiology?

It's time to change the symbol of good health

The fight against plagiarism continues

Russian Constitutional Court Ready For Internet

For that acre of green grass

Russia: Soviet Handout on How to Behave in Afghanistan

Ukraine: Bureaucracy and Incompetence at Defense Ministry

RuNet Echo

Sergei Maximishin, an award-winning Russian photographer, has recently tried to get the Ukrainian defense ministry's assistance in doing a photo story on the Ukrainian navy and army for a German...

Nicaragua: Knowing Gestures and Body Language

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