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19 May 2010

Stories from 19 May 2010

Lebanon: AUB students’ strike against tuition hike

MENA: International Day Against Homophobia Celebrated

May 17th marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is still a region for concern according to the International Lesbian, Gay,...

Facebook Is Blocked in Pakistan As It Indulges In A Controversial Campaign

After the outcry surrounding the Draw Mohammed Day Facebook page, which is campaigning for the creation of mass cartoon caricatures of Prophet Muhammed [PBUH] on the 20th of May, today...

Denmark: Flashmob for a Bus Driver's Birthday

South Africa: 32 teams and 40,000 prostitutes for 2010 FIFA World Cup?

If you are going to South Africa to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup, you should probably be prepared to meet 40,000 prostitutes from around the world who are expected...

Bolivia: New Coliseum in El Alto

Sri Lanka: Notable Twitter Accounts

Bahamas: Electoral Reform

Bahrain: Why was Al Jazeera's Office Shut Down?

Bahrain temporarily shut down the office of Al Jazeera Satellite Channel for "violating professional conventions." Bloggers and tweeps react to the development in this post - especially after rumours surfaced...

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Predictions

Jamaica: “Dudus” Extradition

St. Lucia, St. Vincent: New Imprint

Japan: Buddhist Pet Funerals

Poland: Annual flood causes annual problems

Moldova: Overaged population problem

Estonia: Green party purges

Russia rises as nuclear exporter

“Black Planet Award” goes to…Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan

South Korea: The 30th anniversary of the Kwangju Uprising

Iran: The Iran-Brazil-Turkey Nuclear Deal