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21 April 2011

Stories from 21 April 2011

Bangladesh: Netizens Protest Human Rights Abuse in the Hills

Ethnic violence has sparked again in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh between Bengali settlers and indigenous people due to land disputes. The mainstream media have been accused of highlighting...

Jamaica: Walcott's Work

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: REDjet Delay

Cuba: Fonseca Released

Bermuda: Shrinking Population = Shrinking Economy?

Bangladesh: RIP Tim Hetherington

Chile: Nurse Expedites Organ Transport Using Twitter

Cristina Bizama, a nurse at Talca hospital in Chile, has devised a way to speed up the transport of organs from the city of Talca to the capital, Santiago, some...

Sri Lanka: Much Ado About The UN Advisory Panel Report

Zambia: Cadre Diplomats

Kenya: Poets and Writers Online

Zambia: Tweeps Discuss Need For Condom Distribution in Prisons

Issues such as HIV/AIDS and homosexuality are emotive issues in Zambia. The former has claimed a lot of lives in the last quarter of a century and the latter is...

Guatemala: Maximón and Other Holy Week Traditions

The different and special elements of religiosity in Guatemala make Holy Week (in Spanish, 'Semana Santa') quite a unique experience. Somehow the Catholic religion has been "hacked" to incorporate indigenous...

Russia: Medvedev Unhappy With Websites on Drug Preparation

China: The Murder Case of Yao Jiaxin

Over the past few months, the cold-blooded murder of a young woman, Zhang Miao, by affluent music student Yao Jiaxin, has been the most heated topic on the Chinese Internet....

Russia-Switzerland: New magazine for Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

China: Facebook's PR strategy

Russia: Discarding marriage

Russia: Penza Prosecutor's Office Investigates Anti-Semitic Comments

Russia: Reactions to Putin annual speech

Indonesia: Suicide Bomber Targets Police Mosque

A suicide bomber attacked the Adz-Zikro mosque located within a police complex in Cirebon City in Indonesia last Friday, April 15, 2011. Dozens were injured when the bomb exploded during...

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