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9 April 2013

Stories from 9 April 2013

Wikipedia's Suicide Mission Against Russian Censors

RuNet Echo

Smoking cannabis is dangerous business for people the world over. In Russia, just writing about it online can get you in trouble. State officials informed Wikimedia Russia that the government...

Iran Quake Aftershocks Reach Qatar, Bahrain

Bermuda: Is Thatcherism the Living Dead?

Protesting Electricity and Water Cuts in Yemen

Syria: Tweeting from the Frontline in Aleppo

Journalist Jenan Moussa is back in Aleppo, Syria, tweeting her experiences as the war between pro- and anti-government forces intensifies. Moussa's tweets are raw and personal, giving readers a snippet...

65 Years After the Deir Yassin Massacre

Bahrain Anti-Government Protests for Equality

Yemen Court Summons Investigative Reporter

Egyptian Comedian Accused of Pakistan Insult

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Cuba Getaway Offends Diaspora Bloggers

You might not think that political bloggers would be particularly interested in the whereabouts of celebrities, but the minute Beyoncé and Jay-Z, touched down in Cuba, an anniversary getaway became...

Iran: Earthquake Struck near Nuclear Plant

Peace Demonstrations Kick Off in Colombia

Jamaica: Twitter 101

China Sings the Iron Lady's Praises

Chinese state media and social media are brimming with admiration for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She died on April 8, 2013 at the age of 87 after a...

The Role of Monarchy in Modern Thailand

Masked Protest Against Thai Royal Insult Law

Rare, Live Glimpse into Pakistan's Progressive Fashion Industry

Unknown to most of the world, fashion plays a huge role in Pakistani life. Fashion Pakistan Week is being live-steamed on April 9-10 from Karachi and will offer a rare...

Portugal's Constitutional Court Blocks Bailout Measures

Portugal's Constitutional Court has struck down austerity measures considered necessary by the government to meet the conditions of its 78-billion-euro (101 billion US dollars) bailout program, opening a billion-euro gap...

Chinese Colonel: Avian Flu is an American Conspiracy

A People's Liberation Army colonel declared the avian flu outbreak in China an American conspiracy and suggested that Chinese authorities should not react with too much concern to the tragedy...

Iran's Anesthetics Shortage Reaches Alarming Levels

Panic struck in Iranian hospitals as the country's medical officials confirmed a serious national shortage of anesthetics on March 15, 2013 hindering life-saving operations on patients in Iran.

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