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20 October 2011

Stories from 20 October 2011

Libya: Celebrations as Gaddafi Confirmed Dead

Libyan dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi is finally dead. After hundreds of thousands of tweets and guess work between news of him being captured, wounded, killed, or all three together, we...

France: Blue Fingers and Tears of Joy as Tunisian Diaspora Vote

Tunisians living in France went to the polls today, ahead of the October 23 election in their country. Voters are voting freely and democratically for the first time in 50...

Libya: Unconfirmed News of Gaddafi's Capture

Happy news has been coming out of Libya in the last few minutes, leaving Libyan and Arab tweeps rejoicing, albeit with caution, at the new developments. Rumour has it that...

Cameroon: Biya Tipped to Win After Temporary Results Are Leaked

Weekly newspaper Le Messager has published a leak of Cameroon's temporary presidential election results in an article, which tips current incumbent Paul Biya to win. Julie Owono reports on netizens'...

Israel: Joy and Anger Continue Over Shalit Deal

Gilad Shalit's return has been one of the biggest events in recent Israeli history. The Israeli soldier was released from Hamas captivity after being held for 1,941 days, in exchange...

Saudi Arabia: Men Arrested Over Poverty Video

Videos: Central America Under Water

The tropical depression 12-E over Central America has brought torrential downpours and rains for days on end, causing flooding, closing roads and highways and displacing people. This post shows the...

China: Children Wearing Badge of Shame

North Koreans in Mongolia Working Under Miserable Conditions

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