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12 October 2013

Stories from 12 October 2013

United Russia MP Scorned for Public Debauch

A United Russia deputy and his aide were thrown off an Aeroflot flight, accused of being intoxicated, threatening the crew, and delaying the flight.

Vietnam Bids Farewell to Legendary War Hero

The 'Red Napoleon' and great military tactician of the 20th century who led the Vietnamese army in defeating the military forces of France and the United States.

Taiwan: National Day in Protest Mood

There were three protests on the National Day against the 4th nuclear power plant, the unfair referendum law, and the untransparent process of the service trade agreement with China.

Documentary Libido Challenges Egyptians to Talk About Sex

Libido is a short documentary discussing sexuality in Egypt. Following the internet sensation, Global Voices Online's Ahmed Awadalla probes further and talks to the filmmaker Youssef Alimam.

Nobel Peace Prize Fails to Pacify

Assad for Nobel Peace Prize 2014? This is one of many reactions after the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was named as this year's Nobel Peace Prize...

Protests in Iraq Crowdvoiced

Crowdvoice is a platform that “works to provide first-hand reports, occasionally coupled with the top mainstream media coverage.” By curating and putting to the forefront the sound bytes of these...

Earthquake Spurs Tsunami of Tweets in Trinidad & Tobago

If social media had a Richter scale, comments about the earthquake that struck last night would have registered high, judging from the timelines of Twitter and Facebook users.

Why is Cuban Dissident Sonia Garro in Prison?

Garro is a member of the controversial Damas de Blanco, a group of women advocating for the release of political prisoners in Cuba.

The Great Gatsby Resonates with Urban Chinese Youth

The film adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has found sympathizers among Chinese young men, who share Gatsby's frustration in love and in life in modern China. TeaLeafNation has more. 

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