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August, 2012

Stories from August, 2012

31 August 2012

India: Dowry And The Boys

Ukraine: Taras Polataiko's ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Project

Macedonia: Demanding Triumphal Welcome for Paralympics Champion

Sri Lanka: The 3rd Annual #TweetupSL is Tomorrow

Armenia: Ties With Hungary Severed Over Prisoner Row

Following Hungary's release of an Azerbaijani army officer convicted of murdering an Armenian soldier, Armenia has severed diplomatic ties with the Central European country.

Turkmenistan: Hip-Hop Key to Regime Survival

Portuguese, a Global Language?

‘Free’ Kyrgyzstan Marks Independence

Mali: Can Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Be Stopped?

The solution to the Mali crisis seems to be vanishing as time goes by. It has been five months now that the country has been divided into two parts. Julie...

Russia: Moscow's Peculiar Illegal Parking Problem

RuNet Echo

Russian adventures and misadventures in parking could be a movie plot. But Russia’s parking problems are anything but comedy. It remains to be seen how vigorously the country will deal...

Bolivia: Consultation on Hold as TIPNIS Communities Reject Militarization

Paralympic Games Kick Off in London

After hosting a most memorable Olympics, the British capital city of London welcomed the world's Paralympians for what is claimed to be the biggest Paralympics Games ever.

UK: Lion Spotted Is Actually Pet Cat Named Teddy Bear

United Kingdom police officers were busy last weekend with a major operation launched on the evening of Sunday August 26, following the apparent sighting of a lion in the English...

Angola: Before Polls, Serious Questions Arise

On the eve of Angola’s elections, leader of the country’s largest opposition party was loud and clear to the media, stating the electoral process was the worst ever. Citizens report...

Thai MP Advice for Women to Marry Foreigners Stirs Controversy

Ukraine: Humorous Political Ad Sparks Online “Pussy Cat Riot”

After weeks of tensions caused by the adoption of the controversial Language Law and in the midst of an intense pre-election mudslinging period, Ukrainians are finally rewarded with the much-needed...

Venezuela: Preserving the Oral Traditions of the Plains

The oral traditions of the plains are brilliant protagonists of the culture that has spread to other regions of Venezuela. Many natives of the Venezuelan plains use social networks and...

30 August 2012

Venezuela: Political Polarization Trumps Amuay Oil Refinery Tragedy

After the Saturday, August 25 explosion at the Amuay oil refinery in the state of Falcón, the political climate in Venezuela became even more tense, which was clearly evident on...

Colombia: Miners Flee from Killings and Attacks

Combatting Cocaine Production in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru

Drug production and trafficking is a major issue in Latin America that governments are constantly trying to deal with. However, as the continent leaders gathered last April in Colombia for...

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