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16 November 2010

Stories from 16 November 2010

Serbia: Time of the Gypsies, a “Punk Opera”

Japan: In memory of a courageous prosecutor

Russia: Pro-Kremlin Youth Movement's Programm Resembles Nazi

Russia: Vkontakte Social Network Recognized by RIAA as a Pirate Website

Zambia: Politician jailed for assaulting journalists

A Zambia ruling Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) politician has been jailed for assaulting journalists who had gone to cover President Rupiah Banda at the Lusaka International Airport last July....

Russia: Pictures of Eid al-Adha Holiday in Moscow

Bolivia: When ancestors return, celebrating the ñatitas

Each year on November 8, Bolivians celebrate the festivity of the ñatitas. The ñatitas are little skulls that are taken from homes to the main cemetery of the Bolivian capital,...

Uganda: Being Gay and HIV Positive

Somalia: The Ethiopian Factor

Haiti: Cholera & Protests

Jamaica: Call to End Discrimination

Cuba: Before & After

Trinidad & Tobago: Interview with Cozier

Cuba: Prisoners Still in Jail

Russia: Anti-Corruption Blogger Claims Officials Stole 4 Billion Dollars

Japan: Inspired by Tokyo's Yamanote Line

An introduction to personal photography projects that were inspired by Tokyo's Yamanote train line.

China: Shanghai fire claims 53, local coverage criticised

Slovakia: Netizens Discuss Chinese Highway Construction Offer

The Slovak minister of transport is reluctant to let the Chinese companies, which offer extremely low prices, enter Slovakia's highway construction market. Tibor Blazko reviews the Slovak netizens' reactions.

Australia: Same-Sex Marriage a Step Closer?

Australia’s parliament is currently debating a private members bill about gay marriage. This one is not to change the law, merely to consult with the public about the issue. Many...

Brazil: Eradicating the Indigenous Guarani Kaiowa

Guarani still represent one of the most numerous indigenous people in Brazil, though they are profoundly affected by the loss of almost all their land in the last century. In...