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1 March 2013

Stories from 1 March 2013

#Shahbag Protesters Fight off Atheist Shadow Cast by Islamist Groups

The massive #Shahbag protests in Bangladesh, demanding the death penalty for those who committed mass murder, rape, arson, and other crimes against humanity during the country's liberation from Pakistan in...

Tough Questions to Iran's President Censored on State TV

Iranian state broadcaster IRIB cut away suddenly from the broadcast of an interview with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad interrupting tough questions and answers about Iran's economy with another show.

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Religion Warps Politics as Bangladesh War Crimes Protests Continue

What began as a peaceful civic uprising may be taking a turn in the public’s perception as one that contradicts Islam. Since the beginning of February, hundreds of thousands of...

Paulo Coelho Promotes “Pirated” Audiobook on YouTube

Portugal Gets the Giggles Ahead of Austerity Protests

Austerity-weary Portuguese feeling shut out of the country's decision making are giving laughter a try, protesting against the government's tough tax hikes and spending cuts in creative, non-violent, and funny...

Brazilian Family Loses Home to the World Cup

In this article by Agência Pública, we meet another Brazilian affected by preparations for the 2014 World Cup. This time, it's Elisângela, whose Rio de Janeiro home was demolished without...

China Considers Pollution Data a State Secret

China Gives PM 2.5 a Chinese Name

Internet Post Deletion Business in China

Cyclone Haruna Kills 23 and leaves 22,000 Homeless in Madagascar

Cyclone Haruna has caused a total of 23 deaths, as well as 16 missing persons, 84 people injured and nearly 22,000 disaster victims, during just one week of February 2013...

Self-Immolations Energize Bulgarian Protests

Three recent cases of self-immolation in Bulgaria have energized the protesters. New rallies are planned for March 3, Bulgaria's National Day. Ruslan Trad reports.

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