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10 September 2013

Stories from 10 September 2013

Fuel Price Increase Divides Malaysia

Critics fear it would lead to higher cost of living while some believe the increase is reasonable given that Malaysia has one of the lowest fuel prices in the world

Indian Border Guard Acquitted in Brutal Shooting of Bangladeshi Girl

Photographs of her dead body tangled in the wire were widely published at the time. The court's decision touched off a wave of anger in Bangladesh.

Indigenous Demand Investigation into Massacre at Nacahuil, Guatemala

Gunmen killed 11 people and wounded 28 more over the weekend in a village near Guatemala City, where indigenous communities struggle to preserve their territory free from mining and militarization.

Guinea Bissau's Parliament Rejects Amnesty for Coup Perpretrators

A law granting amnesty to those involved in the Guinea Bissau's April 2012 military coup was rejected by the national parliament on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. On the eve of the opening of...

Jordanian MP Fires Kalashnikov in Parliament

A Jordanian Member of Parliament opened fire on another MP while Parliament was in session today. No one was injured in the fiasco.

Pro-Assad And/Or Anti-War Demonstrations?

Pro-Assad and Anti-war are two things that don't mix together, writes Farah on Twitter.

Colombian Teachers Begin National Strike

Teachers from the Colombian Federation of Educators FECODE [es] have started [es] a national strike to demand better health plans, an end to “the policy of privatization” in education, and...

Chinese Pop Song: Rule Breaking Animal

Rensi from ChinaSMACK translated and explained the lyrics of a recently released pop song, ‘Rule-Breaking Animals’, written by a 27-year-old independent singer-songwriter Xu Song. The song is about the conflict...

Story Behind the “Cancelled” Beijing Independent Film Festival

Like other sensitive events, the Beijing Independent Film Festival was announced cancelled but quietly had its full program of screenings and panels held on schedule, except the opening ceremony. Liz...

A Political Solution for Syria

Elias Muhanna, at Lebanese blog Qifa Nabki, shares some of his readers views on a political solution in Syria in this post. He writes: As the Obama administration cracks heads...

Humour: Potential Targets in the Strike on Syria

The Qnion – or Lebanese blog Qifa Nabki, shares the scenario of the “likely military strike on Syria.” The plan includes: we’re primarily considering two sets of Tomahawk missile strikes...

Hundreds of Chileans File Complaints Against TV Show on Pinochet Dictatorship

The complaints against the program suggest that Chile is still divided by an event that marked its history 40 years ago.

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