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16 July 2013

Stories from 16 July 2013

@InsakaChat: Twitter-Based Platform For Zambians to Speak on Social Issues

@InsakaChat's US-based Zambian founder says she is giving Zambians "a safe place to speak their truths".

Thousands of Congolese Refugees Flood Uganda

More than 30,000 refugees from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing a rebel attack on the town of Kamango arrived in neighbouring Uganda on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

PHOTO: Muslim Brotherhood Surrounds National Security in Cairo

Artists Capture a Bloody Ramadan in Syria

Mubarak (Blessed), Kareem (Generous), Peaceful, Happy … are the usual adjectives accompanying any greeting during the Muslim month of fasting – Ramadan. Not so for Syrians.

Taking ‘Long Walk of Hope’ Across Sri Lanka for Cancer Patients

A retired army major trekked more than 750 km to raise funds for cancer patients.

Revolution or Coup: The Ousting of Morsi

Bassem Yousif vs Sandmonkey on Egypt

VIDEO: Historic Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque Bombed in Syria

Benin's President Opens Door to Third Term

President Yayi Boni has proposed an amendment that would twist the law that bans presidents from third terms. Boni won two presidential elections in 2006 and 2011.

Honduran Indigenous Leader Killed

PHOTO: Bloody Protests Outside Brazilian Bus Baron Wedding

São Tomé Pulls ‘Rotten Rice’ After Protests

The rice was part of a 900-ton order worth about two million US dollars imported from Cameroon using public money.

Cave Temple in Sri Lanka

The Beautiful “Country” of Africa

Female Blogger Jailed in Iran

Ireland to Cancer Patients: Not Dying? No Financial Aid.

The Perils of Putting a Label on Edward Snowden

Is the man who revealed US surveillance programs run by the NSA - a traitor, a hero, a fugitive, or a spy?

South Korea's Ex-President Accused of Lying Over Four Major Rivers Project

Civic groups say the project will cause irreversible harm to the environment by blocking water flow and meddling with the ecosystem.

Protests Crush Nuclear Complex Plans in Southern China

But is this victory temporary? Some worry the project may pop-up in another densely populated area.

Reporters Break Their Silence on Trinidad & Tobago Press Freedom Confusion

Reporters that left their jobs at the Trinidad Guardian say “there was a significant threat to press freedom [and] that [the] threat wore the garments of political interference."

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