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25 February 2012

Stories from 25 February 2012

Italy: Historic ‘Guilty’ Verdict in the Eternit Asbestos Trial

It is a historic verdict: on February 13, 2012 in Turin, northern Italy, the two top senior executives of the multinational Eternit, a producer of asbestos, were sentenced to 16...

India: Why Can’t Women Own Land?

Sri Lanka: Female ex-combatants of LTTE Are At Risk

Pakistan: The Government Tender To Purchase Filtering Tools

Bangladesh: The Ethical Dilemma of Using Opportunities

In developing countries, where bureaucracy, corruption and misinformation thrive, people may create opportunities to cash in from those anomalies. Some consider this as creativity or simply a part of the...

Mexico: Group Looks for Independent Citizens to Run for Congress

Amidst a presidential election year, a group of young people is driving a series of changes that would allow independent citizens to run for Congress. Currently, in Mexico you need...

Iran: Another blogger was arrested

China: 1 Billion Mobile Phone Users

Hong Kong, India: Farewell to Hong Kong

Australia: Political Paralysis Before Leadership Vote

Australia’s governing party will decide between the leadership of the country's current Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the one she deposed in 2010, Kevin Rudd. After months of speculation, Australian...

Russia: Bloggers’ Photo Reports and Reflections on Pro-Putin Rally in Moscow

RuNet Echo

On Thursday, February 23, ten days before the March 4 presidential election, the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addressed thousands of people at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. A number...

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