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14 January 2013

Stories from 14 January 2013

Russian Facebook of Horrors: The Murder Trail

A Moscow chef, Alexey Kabanov, has allegedly strangled and dismembered his wife and mother of three small children, Irina Cherska. Kabanov and Cherska were tightly integrated into the protest-minded Russophone...

Iran: ‘Tehran Has More Than 1 million Facebook Users’

The deputy parliament speaker says Tehran has ‘more than 1 million Facebook users’ and there are more than 200,000 in other big cities of Iran like Shiraz and Rasht. Hasan...

Reconciliation Day in Southern Yemen

Thousands of people from all six southern provinces in southern Yemen flocked to the city of Aden over the past few days in order to participate in the carnival of...

Kony's LRA Kills Villagers in Yalinga, Central African Republic

While the Central African Republic awaits a new prime minister [fr] after the peace talks in Libreville, the army reports that Joseph Kony and the Lord Resistance Army LRA have killed...

Armenian Blogger on Trial for Satire Photo of Politician

Edgar Barseghyan, the creator of satire photo website, Demotivator.am is on trial for publishing a satirical photo of a model's body with the superimposed face of Armenian politician Tigran Urikhanyan...

Protesters Trap QMM Staff in Madagascar over Land Dispute

Bill at Madagascar Tribune reports that protesters held Rio Tinto QMM Staff hostages [fr] on January 11 in Southern Madagascar. After armed forces disrupted the protests with tear gas and freed the...

Tuareg Families Regroup to Avoid Airstrikes in Northern Mali

We must regroup so that airplanes can tell us apart from the targeted ismalists fighters who will be on the move. Tuareg refugees in Borj and Timeaouine in Northern Mali...

The Outsourcing Revolution In Bangladesh

Asif Anwar suggests that getting more and more people into freelancing & outsourcing industry can make Bangladesh a medium earning country sooner than expected.

Honduras: Sales in a Bus

Fabricio Estrada, the blogger from Bitácora del párvulo [es] summarizes the speech of a trader that uses a bus as sales venue: Allow me, kind travelers, to interrumpt your nap...

Outspoken Critic's Silence at Book Launch Echoes Across China

Outspoken social critic and blogger Li Chengpeng recently released a new book: the Whole World Knows[zh]. Also known as an eloquent public speaker, Li delivered a bold speech on freedom...

South Korean TV Networks Shun Politically Active Actress

One of South Korea’s most outspoken actresses revealed through Twitter that two networks cancelled her booked TV appearances after a political candidate she openly supported lost the recent presidential election.

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