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30 July 2013

Stories from 30 July 2013

Kuwaiti Emir Pardons Jailed Tweeters

Under Kuwaiti law, lese majeste is prohibited as the Emir's stance "cannot be violated." Some argued those convicted and imprisoned were exercising their freedom of speech.

Brutal Attack on Moscow Cop Reignites Russian Ethnic Tensions

RuNet Echo

Russia rarely enjoys any stretch of time without some news event involving ghastly violence between ethnic Russians and ethnic minorities.

Bangladesh Experiences Second Stage Of Cyber Crime

Colombia: Welcome to Downtown Medellín

Election of Members of Constitutional Court Sparks Protests in Peru

Under the banner "This Congress doesn't represent me," Peruvians took to the streets to protest a controversial election of various public officials by the Congress.

Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia and Brazil on Winning Streak at Girls’ U18 Volleyball World Championship

Macedonia: Ohrid's Hidden Medieval Masks

Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Border Shooting Prompts Theories, But No Answers

Despite the fact that the two sides regularly meet to discuss border issues and work together to demarcate unmarked sections of the border, shootings keep occurring.

Immigrants: Much More Than an Abstract Number (Part II)

This is the second part of an interview with Mexican journalist Eileen Truax, who spoke about mainstream media and their coverage of immigration issues, among other topics.

Ugandans Take Digs at Kenya's Bestiality Trend on Twitter

Following a news report of Kenya's supposed increase in bestiality cases, Ugandans took to Twitter to lampoon their neighbors.

Brazil: ‘Real Men Don't Beat Women’

If you deepen into the figures of domestic violence against women in Brazil, you will find that one in five women are victims.

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Slim Majority for Ruling Party in Cambodian Polls

Student Movement in Taiwan

Bosnian Fans of Serbia's Red Star Football Carve 60-Meter Mountainside Logo

As many fans and foreign friends from the region attest, it is a sign of true fanaticism for one's favorite football club.

Is India Biting Off More Than It Can Chew with its New Food Security Bill?

The National Food Security Ordinance 2013 recently effected by India's government will provide food subsidies for two out of three Indians. Can India afford it?

An English Written Chinese Classical Couplet

Outspoken Chinese Singer Detained Over Online Bomb Threat

Some fear authorities will make an example of her with harsh punishment.

Ecuadorian Football Star Christian Benítez Dies

Football fans are saddened by the unexpected death of the Ecuadorian "Chucho" Benítez, current champion with Club América [Mexico].