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18 December 2011

Stories from 18 December 2011

Puerto Rico: Teatro Breve's Holiday Special

Mariángel Gonzales writes about the improv theatrical group Teatro Breve's holiday special.

Puerto Rico: #EnProfundo 51

The team behind the podcast #EnProfundo came back unexpectedly for a 51st edition [es], where they discuss, among other things, the bizarre official holiday card of the Mayor of San...

India, Pakistan: Harmony In Matrimony

The rivalry between India and Pakistan is one of the much talked about conflicts. Quite the contrast The Life And Times Of Two Indians in Pakistan blog highlights cases of...

Bahrain: #OccupyBudaiyaSt Continues

Bahraini protesters have been continuing with their daily protests despite a government crackdown. This none forceful confrontation with protesters has resulted in two deaths and countless injuries since Thursday. Netizens...

Sri Lanka: The Undesirables In The National Parks

Uditha Wijesena discusses about the increased number of visitors in Sri Lankan National Parks and the threats they create to the animals.

Egypt: Women Against SCAF – Who Wins?

The world woke up today to see that Egypt had made the headlines again with a photograph of military officers ferociously beating a veiled girl and stripping her off her...

Iran: Jailed blogger stopped his hunger strike

Several sites reported [fa] that Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, Iranian jailed blogger stopped his hunger strike after about one week.Hossein is serving a 15 year prison sentence in the security ward...

Syria: Blogger Razan Ghazzawi is FREE!

Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi was released tonight, after spending 15 days in a Syrian prison. Ghazzawi, who blogs under her real name from Syria, was arrested at the Syrian-Jordanian border,...

China: English-only European town in Beijing Suburb

Ministry of Tofu translated a news story about a billion-yuan construction plan of an English-speaking town as large as 60 hectares (165 acres) in Miyun county, a suburban region in...

China: Comments on South Korean Protest Against Coast Guard Incident

Anne Lee from China Hush blogs about local media outlet Netease's feature story on South Korean protest against the coast guard incident.

China: Han Chinese student uprising against their Tibetan peers

Fiona Smith from China Digital Times translated a witness account of a Han Chinese student about a Han Chinese student attack against their Tibetan peer in the dormitory of Chengdu...

Kobe, Japan: Running Through a City Once Devastated

Kobe City was hit with a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on January 17, 1995. On November 20, 2011, the city held their first ever official marathon event, where more than 20,000 runners...

Russia: Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the 2012 Presidential Election

Incarcerated since 2003, Mikhail Khodorkovsky is once again in Russia's political spotlight as presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov vows to pardon him if he's elected next spring. Donna Welles reports.

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