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18 April 2013

Stories from 18 April 2013

Snow, Charity, Football: Scottish Fans Earn Praise in Serbia

The fans of the Scottish national football team, who came to Novi Sad to root for their team in the March 26 game against Serbia, ended up being praised by...

Astronaut Tweets Breathtaking Pictures of the Middle East from Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently in space aboard the International Space Station, is sharing pictures of breath-taking views from around the world on Twitter. Here are a few shots he...

Egypt's Jewish Community Leader Laid to Rest

Saudis Condemn Boston Marathon Bombings

Saudi Arabia's First Female Lawyer?

Muslims Mourn Boston Marathon Victims

Give the Egyptian President a Bath!

Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has left a stench – on Twitter. Blogger and activist Nawara Negm started the hash tag #حموا_الرئيس [ar], which translates to “Give the President a Bath,...

Double Standard? Protesting Foreclosures and Abortion Clinics in Spain

Elena Valenciano, Deputy Secretary General of Spain's Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), has criticised the Popular Party for seeking to regulate "escrache" protests against foreclosures, citing that many abortion clinics have...

Young Haitian-Dominicans Demand Their Right to a Legal Identity

Around 50 Dominican youth of Haitian ancestry marched towards the National Palace demanding the return of their documents and, as such, their Dominican nationality, taken away arbitrarily through an administrative...

Urban Art Festival Highlights Neighborhood in Puerto Rico

After the 4th annual urban art festival of "Santurce es Ley" in Santurce, Ángel Carrión strolls down the Calle Cerra, a street now converted into the mural mecca of Puerto...

Banned Occupy Nigeria Documentary Goes Viral

A Nigerian documentary about the government's removal of a fuel subsidy last year, which sparked the country's Occupy Nigeria protest, has gone viral on the Nigerian blogosphere after authorities banned...

#Yemen: A US Drone Hits Dhamar

After a three month break in Yemen from U.S drone strikes, a drone last night, April 18th, 2013, killed five Qaeda suspects. Activist and journalist Farae Al-muslimi, from the village...

Saudi Account of Boston Marathon Bombings

Children Back in Guinea Bissau After Senegal Fire

Brazil Accused of Spying on Belo Monte Dam Opponents

An activist collective opposed to the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in northern Brazil uncovered a spy among its members who confessed to infiltrating the the group...

Podcast:China-Africa Relations Through Social Media

China Bans Media from Quoting Foreign News

China's media authority announced new regulations banning news outlets and other organizations from reporting on foreign news coverage without permission less than a day after The New York Times won...

Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Digital Expo, V2.0

China Comes Down on Apple After Calling Company ‘Arrogant’

China's industry and commerce authority has said that it will tighten its oversight of Apple as well as punish the technology giant for failing to comply with Chinese laws following...

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