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28 July 2011

Stories from 28 July 2011

Colombia: Indigenous Peoples Seek to Restore Peace After FARC Attacks

Mexico: A Mother's Struggle to Find Her Missing Daughter

Peru: Tweeting About President Alan García's Last Speech

Kyrgyzstan: Government Bans News Websites from the Election Campaign

Ahead of the presidential elections to be held in Kyrgyzstan on 30 October, 2011, the Central Elections Committee (CEC) came out with a controversial decision, barring web-based news media from...

Lebanon: Musician Arrested for Mocking President in Song

Lebanese musician Zeid Hamdan was detained briefly this week for allegedly defaming President Michel Suleiman in a song he released in 2010. Lebanese newspaper Assafir has since reported the Hamdan...

South Korea: 41 Dead in Torrential Flooding and Landslides

Torrential rain has battered South Korea for several consecutive days, causing landslides, flooding and power cuts. At least 41 people have been killed and 12 people are still missing. Throughout...

Lebanon: Maritime Dispute with Israel Escalates

Hezballah leader Hassan Nasrallah has exclaimed that God had given Lebanon an opportunity to rid itself of a crippling debt, and become a "rich country" by providing it lucrative offshore...

Russia: Summer Brings Death

Russia: Political Campaigning Degenerates

Hungary: International Critique Against New Constitution

Hungary: Government Debt Cut Receives Varying Reviews

Ukraine: Collapse of Government Policies

Ukraine: Timoshenko Case Turning Sour

Estonia: Tower of Babel

Latvia: Referendum Sacks Parliament

Malaysia: Letter of Catholics to Pope

Philippines: Online reactions to president's speech

Cambodia: Need for independent media

The Balkans: Trials of Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić

Cambodia: #camlabor hashtag