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25 August 2012

Stories from 25 August 2012

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Bahamas: Reproductive Rights

Two female Caribbean bloggers, in light of the recent debacle about U.S. congressman Todd Akin's controversial comments about women and rape, are discussing the issue of “the war on women...

Russia: Diva Politics Over Pussy Riot

RuNet Echo

The Pussy Riot trial has caused no small amount of debate among Russia's public figures, including an amusing row between two of the country's best known celebrities.

Venezuela: Chaos in Amuay After Oil Refinery Explosion

'The action radius for the propane spheres explosion is devastating. The entrance to Judibana and everything surrounding it is destroyed.' A gas tank explosion in Judibana, Falcón state, has left...

Ethiopia: Online Reactions to Meles Zenawi Death

Philippines: List of National Roads

Myanmar: Mizzima Website Hacked

Venezuela: 19 Killed in Blast at Amuay Oil Refinery

Philippines: Senator Accused of Plagiarism

A Philippine senator is accused of plagiarism when he delivered a speech without mentioning that he copied several parts of the speech from a blog. The senator, instead of apologizing,...

Niger: Floods leave thousands Homeless in Niamey

Belgium: Police Violence

Macedonia: Crowdsourcing Against Gender-Based Violence

Russia: State-Owned TV Caught in Anti-Semitism?

Russia: Pussy Riot's Courthouse Is Hacked By Anonymous