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April, 2011

Stories from April, 2011

Syria: The Revolution Continues (Video)

It's the Friday of Rage in Syria, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets of different cities to call for the overthrow of the Al Assad regime,...

Colombia on Red Alert After Heavy Rains

Colombia is on red alert due to heavy rains. Residents of 28 departments suffer extreme hardship: flooding, landslides and sudden increase in rivers and streams have left more than three...

Zambia: President's Son Threatens Journalist

A senior Zambia journalist recently received threats from the son of the Zambian president Rupiah Banda, James, following a story that appeared on the Zambian Watchdog, a leading investigative journalism...

Uganda: Citizens Outraged by Violent Re-Arrest of Opposition Leader

Uganda opposition leader Dr.Kiiza Besigye was re-arrested in the capital Kampala for participating in the Walk to Work Campaign one night after he was granted bail. Besigye had been granted...

China: Farmer Hangs Himself in Desperation

China: Centennial Celebration of Tsinghua University

China: Poem Dedicated to Lobsang Tsepak

North Korea: Rumors and Superstitions Surrounding Former US President Carter

Execution Tunnels in North Korea

Nepal: No Country For Old Men

Bhutan: Bonded Teachers

Greece: Protesting football fans rampage in Thessaloniki

In an unexpected flareup up of football violence, fans of two local football clubs, Iraklis and PAOK, clashed in the center of Thessaloniki, Greece on April 26, 2011. They attacked...

Guyana: Unsolved Murder

Cuba: Ferrer Held

Bahamas: Shark Tales

Cuba: Bosch Dies

Jamaica: Honesty in Poetry

Syria: “The Revolution is Continuing in Daraa; Are You With Us?”

The situation in Daraa, Syria, is becoming more destitute, as reports continue of more protests, and a more violent crackdown on the protesters. Netizens speak of a mounting humanitarian situation...

Arab World: Royal Wedding Fever in the Air

The hype surrounding the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton tomorrow (April 29) has reached the Middle East, where some tweeps took a break from covering the ongoing...

Syria: A hero father

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