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10 August 2013

Stories from 10 August 2013

“They have Killed Eid in Iraq”

This Ramadan marked one of the deadliest months in Iraq. Around 17 bomb explosions across the country have left 91 dead and 323 injured tonight. And the number of victims...

Bhutan's Best Known Blogger Is The New Prime Minister

Is ‘Free Tibet Movement’ Dying?

Does a Malawian Herb Cure HIV? ‘Africa Check’ Knows the Answer

(The answer is no). The website sorts fact from fiction when it comes to claims about the African continent.

Monsoon Rains, Deadly Landslides Devastate India's Southwestern Kerala

The Indian state of Kerala’s much loved monsoon has gone awry this year, with flash floods and deadly landslides devastating the area.

‘Rewire': How to Be a Better Media Consumer

Commentary from around the French-speaking Web on serendipity and cosmopolitanism, two key concepts found in the book 'Rewire' by Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman.

‘Spirited Away’ Director Criticizes Plans to Amend Japan's Pacifist Constitution

Japan's ruling party wants to modify the constitution so the defense military can deploy overseas.

Saudi Arabia Continues to Fight Human Rights Organizations

Saudi Arabia has blocked the Adala Center for Human Rights from operating legally in the Kingdom. Other human rights organisations are not faring better.

Morocco: “Daniel Gate” Sparks Unprecedented National Outrage

Spanish pedophile Daniel Galván was pardoned by the King of Morocco. Street protests led the king to revoke the pardon. Many say it is too little, too late.

Mauritanian Blogger Babbah Weld Abidine Arrested

Tunisia: Jailed Netizen Denied Eid Pardon

The announcement that Jabeur Mejri, imprisoned over the publication of content deemed offensive to Islam, was not granted presidential pardon was met with disappointment on the Tunisian twittersphere.

PHOTOS: Oil Spill in Thailand's Samet Island

Oil spill reached a popular tourist destination aside from causing marine pollution. Environment groups claimed there was little disclosure on the impact of the disaster

A Game of Torrents: Russians Struggle with Piracy-free Internet

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo continues to cover attempts to regulate the Russian internet.