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8 October 2012

Stories from 8 October 2012

Barbados: Is Austerity The Way To Go?

Russia: Winners & Losers in Round 1 of the Opposition's Debates

RuNet Echo

The first stage of the Russian opposition's Coordinating Council debates has ended. So who has advanced to the next round of debates? Who among the candidates is best winning the...

Chile: Mapuche Prisoners on Hunger Strike for Over 40 Days

Peru: Pollution in Lake Titicaca

Pollution in Lake Titicaca has reached alarming levels. In February of this year, the lake was declared as "Threatened Lake of the Year 2012" by the organizations Global Nature Fund...

Swaziland: The Princess show-stopper ‘virginity dance’

Brazil: Electoral Propaganda Waste

Arab World: Romney's Middle East Agenda Rapped

Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech was rapped by netizens across the Arab World today. If elected, Romney pledged to take a more “engaged” foreign policy, as opposed to Obama's wait-and-see...

Colombia: The Conflicting Relationship With ‘The Public’

First Doctor Account of the HIV epidemic in China

Tunisia: General Strike in Thala

Trinidad & Tobago: The Responsibilities of Photographers

Kenya: Money Can Buy Us Declare ‘Campus Divas for Rich Men’

‘Campus Divas For Rich Men’ is a Facebook page dedicated to hooking up female Kenyan university students under the age of 26 with rich men of any age. This bold...

South Korea: Belated Response to Toxic Gas Leak Affecting Thousands

In the small South Korean city of Gumi, the authorities' slow response to a toxic gas leakage disaster has prompted angry reactions from citizens. Click through to see photos of...

China: Student Throws Shoe to Defend Free Speech

A student from Hainan University threw his shoe recently at Maoist commentator, Sima Nan, to protest against the absence of free speech in China. Watch the video of the incident...

On National Holiday Portugal's President Hoists Flag – Upside Down

The official celebrations of October 5 in Portugal, a national holiday that celebrates the establishment of the republic in 1910, was marked this year by a symbolic and rather unfortunate...

Ethnic Tensions in Hong Kong

Grenada: Ruling Party Expels Seven Members at Convention

Venezuela: Chávez Era to Extend for Six More Years

After the most contested and intense elections of the last decade, Venezuela will see six more years under the administration of Hugo Chávez Frías. Traffic on social networks, particularly on...

Blog Action Day 2012 Celebrates ‘The Power of We’

So far, bloggers from 95 countries are ready to type with fast and fit fingers. For one day they will blog about one common theme creating a colorful collection of...

China: Netizens Believe Chinese Writer Mo Yan Doesn't Deserve Nobel Prize

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