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8 May 2012

Stories from 8 May 2012

Cambodia Gay Pride Week 2012

Thailand: Grandfather Jailed for Lese Majeste Dies

Macedonia: Protest Announced in Support of Environmental Activist on Trial

Democratic Republic of Congo: Clandestine Abortions on the Rise in Goma

Illegal abortion is a common practice in several provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly in Goma, Nord-Kivu. Congolese law prohibits abortion in all parts of the country. The...

Martinique: “Think Like A Man”, Just Not in France

The cancellation of the release of American movie “Think Like A Man” in movie theaters is being discussed by French of African descent. Read on to find out how an...

Guatemala: State of Siege Due to Hydroelectric Plant Conflict

The Guatemalan government has declared a state of siege in Santa Cruz Barillas, following demonstrations and clashes sparked by the death of a community leader who opposed the construction of...

Zambia: Netizens Sceptically Hail Draft Constitution

Zambian netizens discuss the draft consitution released on 1 May by the Technical Committee on Drafting the Zambian Constitution which was constituted in November 2011 to write the country’s new...

India: Online Cartoon Exhibition Protesting Repression

Panama: Baseball Fans React to Mariano Rivera's Injury

Panamanian baseball player Mariano Rivera's injury has caused all types of reactions. While New York Yankees fans show their devotion, some Panamanians still don't forgive him for not playing for...

South Korea Seized Infant Flesh Capsules Made in China

Chile: The Bigger Picture in a Plan to Make Stadiums Safe

India, Pakistan Missile Launches: Game Changers or Mere Posturing?

Back-to-back missile tests by India and Pakistan in April have received widespread coverage and comment, both in the mainstream media as well as on social media. Aparna Ray reports.

Russia: Open Hostility in Moscow Surrounding Putin's Inauguration

RuNet Echo

Both civilians and those charged with keeping order in the city displayed open hostility on May 6 when protesters took to the streets of Moscow in anticipation of Vladimir Putin's...

Kenya: An Online Source for Kenya Architecture

Nigeria: R.I.P. Rashidi Yekini – African Football Legend

Towards the end of last week, Africa lost one of its biggest scoring heroes in football. After playing for several clubs and representing Nigeria in both the Africa Cup of...

Armenia: The Bambir in Ireland

Saudi Arabia: Twitter Hacking Prevention Tips

Syria: Revolution and Calcification

May Day Videos: Marches, Demonstrations and Protests Around The World

Through cities around the globe, people took to the streets to march and commemorate the International Workers' Day. Videos by The Real News take us on a tour of how...

Mexico: Citizens Disappointed After Presidential Candidate Debate

Mexican netizens closely followed the presidential candidate debate which took place on Sunday, May 6. Most were disappointed by the lack of proposals presented by the candidates. Here are some...