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24 July 2010

Stories from 24 July 2010

France: Rioting in the Itinerant Community after Shooting Sparks Row

On July 18th, after 22 year old Luigi Duquenet was shot and killed, riots shook the quiet town of Saint Aignan in the Loire valley and immediately revived law-and -order...

Russia: Ask a Search Engine About the Weather

Russia: First Cyrillic Word Tops Twitter Trends

Pakistan: The Perils Of Travelling Alone

Iran: Bloggers remember Shamlou

Angola: Coins Gleaming Again

Last May the National Bank of Angola brought into circulation kwanza coins again. In a country where the population uses US Dollars along with Kwanza in the daily life, people...

Iran: A village in the middle of rocks

India: The Korean Cultural Wave In Nagaland

Many people in Nagaland, a tribal state in Northeast India, feel disconnected - "racially, historically, culturally, politically" - from India, and have been fighting to protect their "unique identity" from...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Moving the conversation forward

Brazil: Training Citizen Media in the Suburbs of São Paulo

Armenia: More homophobic media reports

Turkey: Armenians and Turks show Gay Pride

Ghana: Meet Co-founder of Global Voices Online in Accra

Ghana: Ghana's Police Force Online

Malawi: An eye on charcoal trade

Niger: Offering choices to unheard voices

Colombia: Twitter Reactions After Special Session Between Venezuela and Colombia at OAS

The recent tension between Colombia and Venezuela was eventually taken to a Special Session in the Organization of American States (OAS) where both ambassadors presented their points of view. During...

Japan: Mob collusion soils the sumo ring

After the National Police decided to crack down on the connections between crime syndicates and sumo wrestlers, sumo fans question the image of sumo as a sacred sport.