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12 October 2010

Stories from 12 October 2010

Venezuela: National Assembly Reforms Military Service Law, Removes Sanctions

El Salvador: Nothing to Celebrate on ‘Día de la Raza,’ Columbus Day

Sri Lanka: Dance In Pictures

Maldives: No McDonald's

Chile: All Mapuche Prisoners End Hunger Strike

The general hunger strike carried out by Mapuche prisoners prosecuted under Chile's anti-terrorism law reached its final closure today. The end was reached after prisoners in the cities of Angol...

Serbia: Gay Pride Parade Used as Excuse for Riots

Gay Pride Parade held on October 10 2010 in Belgrade brought out the worst and the best elements of Serbian society in the open. The police had to suppress about...

India: A View From Kashmir

St. Maarten: Garden Isle

Puerto Rico: Violence & Corruption

Cuba: Limits on Self-Employment

Jamaica: Storm's Perspective

Guyana: Pursuit of Happiness

Russia: Photos of Russian SWAT training

France: Magazine Tells Fairy Tales about Polygamy in Immigrant Families

Le Point, a French weekly news magazine, was the victim of a “militant” of the new kind that is rising up against the portrait being painted of residents of immigrant...

South Korea:Photos of the Hi Seoul Festival

Russia: Music Battle Over the Khimki Forest

RuNet Echo

Masha Egupova writes about the Khimki Forest dispute and the role that some popular Russian musicians play in it.

Venezuela: Reactions to the Law of Military Service

At the beginning of October, the government declared that those not enrolled in the military record before October 21, 2010 would face penalties. The government's decision to "reactivate" the Military...

Pakistan: The Role Of Political Islam

Russia: President Medvedev Welcomes Schwarzenegger Via Twitter

China: Fujian villagers fight against forced demolition