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13 November 2012

Stories from 13 November 2012

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US Presidential Election Resonates in Zimbabwe

  13 November 2012

The just-ended United States election has got Zimbabweans excited as they face their own elections next year. Citizens are marveling at the speed the election results were announced, how presidential hopeful Mitt Romney “quickly” accepted defeat and how smooth the whole process seemed to them.

Arab World: What will Change with Obama's Re-Election?

  13 November 2012

Barack Obama has won a second term as US President but how does he fare among netizens across the Arab world? Here's a snippet of the conversation on Twitter following his re-election. Reactions were divided and while many were not pleased with the US foreign policy in the region, others were happy Obama won.

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Petronas’ Deepavali Ad Angers Malaysian Indians

  13 November 2012

In conjunction with the Hindu festival of lights, Deepavali, Malaysian oil company Petronas aired a controversial advertisement on YouTube that enraged many Malaysian Indians as it allegedly portrayed Indians in a bad light.

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Colombian Hip-Hop Artists, Victims of Medellín's Wave of Violence

  13 November 2012

Residents of Colombia's Comuna 13, a neighborhood in Medellín infamous for its high levels of insecurity, are mourning the deaths of two well-known hip-hop artists who were killed in the last two weeks, as a wave of violence continues to target artists, youth and cultural organizations that promote peace.

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