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1 May 2013

Stories from 1 May 2013

Savar Tragedy: Where Humanity Shines Amidst Rubbles

A long and difficult rescue operation has been going on since the factory building collapse on April 24, 2013 in Savar, Bangladesh. 397 people have died, and 2834 workers have...

Spies, Bloggers and Raids in South Korea

Brewery Lifts Seizure of Panamanian Football Federation

Baru Brewery lifted the seizure that it had over the Panamanian Football Federation after a controversial message on President Ricardo Martinelli's Twitter account.

‘Africa Is A Country’ Blog Challenges West's Idea of Africa

This isn't another blog about "famine, Bono, or Barack Obama," blog Africa is a Country warns in its description. We recently interviewed founder Sean Jacobs about how the blog is...

‘Agroam’ Lends Hand to African Farmers

“Women Can Change Afghanistan”: Interview with Noorjahan Akbar

Noorjahan Akbar, 22, is an Afghan women's rights activist and a prolific blogger. She believes that there has been a lot of positive change for women's rights in Afghanistan over...

Tensions Grow at Moldova-Transnistria Security Zone

Tensions increased during the night of April 26-27 in the Security Zone of the Republic of Moldova, as the Transnistrian authorities unilaterally installed two checkpoints between the village of Varniţa...

South Korea Pulls Out of Joint Industrial Complex in North Korea

The nearly decade-old, jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea, a place often referred as “last bastion of hope” for Korean reunification, is on the verge of a shutdown...

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