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27 October 2013

Stories from 27 October 2013

Legendary Indian Playback Singer Manna Dey Dies

Dey recorded more than 4,000 songs between 1942 and 2013, and was famous for his playback work recording songs for hundreds of movies for actors to lip sync to.

Council of Europe Condemns Deterioration of Human Rights in Spain

The Council of Europe denounces the serious situation of human rights in Spain, largely as a result of social spending cuts, and disproportionate police violence.

Mapping Recent Reports Of Dengue Fever In India

Massive Saudi Police Presence on the Day for Women Driving

Traffic police stopped Saudi women from defying a ban on driving. This action spells out the Kingdom's official position on driving, long blamed on a traditional society.

Hungarian Student Bloggers Win Lawsuit Against University

Iranian Student Leader Majid Tavakoli Is Out on Bail

After 4 years in jail, an influential Iranian student leader was welcomed home by his family and supporters.

The Codefather

The Bridge

The world's first Internet search engine has Caribbean roots.

Venezuela Creates a ‘Vice Ministry of Supreme Happiness’

The Vice Ministry's objective is to coordinate more than 30 social missions. On Twitter the reaction to this measure has been a mixture of scepticism, mockery and sarcasm.

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