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17 May 2013

Stories from 17 May 2013

In Wake of Brutal Murder, Questions About the Roots of Russian Homophobia

RuNet Echo

Are Russia's members of parliament, who have fostered a climate of homophobia over the past year, to blame for a man tortured to death by drunk hooligans in Volgograd?

Latin American Congress of Living Cultures

VIDEO: South Korean LGBT Protest

Jorge Videla, Argentina's Ex-Military Leader, Dies in Jail

At the age of 87, the last Argentinean dictator sentenced for crimes against humanity, Jorge Rafael VIdela, died in jail.

Comoros Chats About Identity on Twitter

The hashtags #TesPasComorien and #Teamcomoco are stoking conversation among Comorian Twitter users about what it means to be from the island nation of Comoros.

Catalonia: Caution about Spain's Hostile Ways

Angola Threatens to Shut Down Media

Hong Kong: ‘Drink Less to Get Raped Less’

Chinese React to Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy

China: Petition System Reform?

China's Kunming Residents Stage Another Chemical Plant Protest

Hundreds of Kunming residents gathered outside city government buildings on May 16, 2013 to protest against plans for a chemical refinery near the southern Chinese city, the second major demonstration...

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