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8 October 2011

Stories from 8 October 2011

France: Discussing the Merits of a “Robin Hood” Tax for the Europe Union

Brazil: Different Perspectives on Steve Jobs’ Work

Bahrain: Teen Protester Shot Dead

Protests erupted in Bahrain this weekend as angry mourners buried 16-year-old Ahmed Al-Qattan, who was allegedly 'killed by birdshot' according to the Ministry of Interior Affairs. Netizens dispute this -...

Brazil: Senator Suggests Whipping for Lazy Prisoners

Brazil: FIFA's Demands in the Run Up to the World Cup 2014

United States: Alabama Passes Country's Strictest Anti-Immigration Law

On September 29, the state of Alabama passed the United States' strictest anti-immigration law, following in the footsteps of Arizona's already controversial law, which criminalized illegal migrant status. Read reactions...

Macedonia: Nude Swimming in Alexander the Great Fountain

Poland: Facebook Initiative Puts Pressure on Politicians

For the past two months, a Facebook initiative with more than 60,000 fans has been crowdsourcing ideas to improve Polish legislation. Ahead of the October parliamentary elections, the organizers promised...