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11 April 2013

Stories from 11 April 2013

Bahamas: Limericks for Thatcher

Jamaica: Folklorist Olive Lewin Dies

Petitioning North Korea to Stop Nuclear Threat

Hating on Russia's Protester Chess Master

Uruguay Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Uruguay has become the second Latin American country, after Argentina, to legalize same-sex marriage. Under Uruguayan law, marriage is now defined as “the permanent union between two people of the...

Southeast Asia Lionizes ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher

Southeast Asians mourning the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher urged their own leaders to emulate the Iron Lady's "iron" quality.

Putin Unfazed by Topless Protest in Hannover

RuNet Echo

On Monday, 8 April 2013, Putin's tour of a trade fair in Hannover with German Chancellor Angela Merkel took an unexpected turn when three members of the controversial Ukrainian feminist and...

Ethiopia Accused of Ethnic Cleansing Over Mass Amhara Evictions

The Amhara people of Ethiopia who originally came from their own region, Amhara region, but were settled in the adjacent region called Benishangul Gumuz are being evicted en masse from...

China Pulls ‘Django Unchained’

Croatia's Sports Lesson for Ukraine

Ukraine, with its population of 45 million people, has much to learn from Croatia, population just over 4 million, in terms of organizing affordable and accessible sports activities for children.

Pediatricians Strike in Russian Republic of Udmurtia

RuNet Echo

Starting in early March, Andrey Konoval, an Izhevsk-based journalist, activist, and former deputy, has written over 20 blog posts covering the ongoing battle of local pediatricians against Udmurtia's health ministry.

Every Minute Six Patients are Diagnosed with Cancer in China

It's official. The 'plague' of cancer is at the center of a major public health crisis in China. Six patients are diagnosed with cancer every minute, that's 8,550 new cancer...

Tajik Blogger Urges to Stop ‘Topless Jihad’

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