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September, 2013

Stories from September, 2013

30 September 2013

Bhutan: Electoral Laws Need To Be Changed

India: The Prime Minister Nominee & His Criminal Records

Gazans Call to End Rafah Border Suffering

"Human dignity has become a joke. International law is nothing but empty, powerless words printed in books," writes Gazan student Shahd Abu Salama, who is stranded at the Rafah Crossing.

South Korea: President's Failed Welfare Promise Sparks Criticism

Syrian-Palestinian Refugees of Rap: “The Age of Silence is Over”

After the Assad regime destroyed their UN-funded studio, Sawt Al Shaab (The Voice of the People), in the Yarmouk refugee camp, Refugees of Rap has regrouped. Read more here.

Why Indonesia Should Not Raise its Minimum Wage

Phuket-themed Stamps in Thailand

Heavy on the Politicking, Light on the Substance in Cameroon's Elections

Many of the candidates running in Cameroon for National Assembly and municipal council seats are lacking well-defined platforms that tell voters where they stand on the issues.

VIDEO: Filmpoem “Prayer of Fear” Stuns Egypt

Doctors in Panama Launch Strike Over Foreign Recruitment Law

Law 611 has put local doctors on the warpath, while the government assures that foreign doctors will not pose a problem for national workers.

Foreign Domestic Migrants’ Flashmob Dance in Hong Kong

Chinese City Invites Web Users to Correct Its ‘Chinglish’

To attract more foreigners to work in Shenzhen, the city has launched a campaign to wipe out poorly translated public signs.

29 September 2013

Boko Haram Militants Kill Up to 50 Nigerian University Students

The students were asleep in their college dormitory when the armed gunmen attacked. Boko Haram has been behind many deadly attacks in the region recently.

Mozambique women's basketball reaches new heights

28 September 2013

‘How Much Are You Paid?’ Young Nigerians Ask Their Members of Parliament

Young Nigerians on and offline ask their members of Parliament some hard questions.

Chinese Rethink Capital Punishment after Execution of Xia Junfeng

Crowd-funding Revives Australian Climate Council After Government Axe

Following the axing of the Australian government Climate Commission it has been reborn as the not-for-profit Climate Council thanks to crowd-funding.

Mozambique Women's Basketball Thrills with Last-Second Win Over Nigeria

Excitement is overflowing in Mozambique as the national women's basketball team triumphed over Nigeria during the final seconds of a quarterfinals match. The "Samurais" next face Cameroon.

IBM, Cisco Supply Brazil with Surveillance Tools for World Cup

With the perspective of mega events, Brazil became a priority for the global surveillance industry. On the front line of the technological centers which concentrate decisions concerning security during the...

Russian News Websites Black Out to Protest Journalist's Arrest

RuNet Echo

A photographer was among the 30 activists arrested by Russian border guards on board Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise. His detention has riled up Russian journalists and other media figures.

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