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26 June 2012

Stories from 26 June 2012

Africa: Celebrating Humanity through Photos and Videos

An article highlighting 21 pictures that will restore your humanity recently went viral. Unfortunately, Africans and Africa were absent from all of them. Yet, there is no shortage of great...

Myanmar: Rohingya Boat Refugees Left Floating by Bangladesh Government

The Rohingyas of Myanmar are fleeing from their homes on boats because of local ethnic rioting in Rakhine province and are seeking refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. But the government of...

China: Local Residents Clash with Police in Shaxi, Guangdong

Bolivia: Tensions Rise as Police Mutiny Continues

A police mutiny is into its sixth day in Bolivia as low-ranked policemen are demanding levelling up their wages to the same amount military officers currently earn. Violent demonstrations occurred...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Real Political Losers

Bloggers continue their discussion about the government's recent Cabinet reshuffle, suggesting that the real losers in the equation are the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

Morocco: Theater Group Adapts The Vagina Monologues

Comoros: Women Barred from Public Beach for Religious Reasons

Singapore: Online Portal Found Posting False Information

Singapore Press Holding's citizen journalism portal STOMP has found itself in an embarrassing position after it was discovered that a content producer had posed as an anonymous member of the...

China: Shanghai Metro Blames Sexual Harassment on Women's Immodest Clothing

El Salvador: Citizens of Mejicanos Protest Construction of Walmart Store

China: Reporter Resigns for Dirty Joke About Female Astronaut

Female astronaut Liu Yang has come to represent the recent launch of the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, a space mission for the manifestation of China's national glory. Prior to this, a...

Hong Kong: Maid's Toilet and Bedroom

Russia: The War Over World War II

RuNet Echo

Last Friday, NTV broadcast a controversial film titled, "I Serve the Soviet Union," a film about political prisoners fighting the Nazis only to be murdered by Soviet secret police. The...

China: Victim of Late Term Abortion Labelled as Traitor

North Korea: Drawings Of Concentration Camps

Mali: 100 Sharia Lashes for Unwed Parents in the North

The grip of Islamist group Ansar Dine on northern Mali and their imposition of Sharia has recently been tragically demonstrated in Timbuktu. A couple who had a child out of...

Kyrgyzstan: Incident in Batken Highlights Cross-border Ethnic Tensions

Afghanistan: More Girls Poisoned for Attending School

Sri Lanka: Sustainable Agriculture – Not In Practice

Bhutan: Wangdue Dzong Fire Images