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2 November 2013

Stories from 2 November 2013

Egypt: Satirist Bassem Youssef's Show Censored following Lawsuits

Egyptians held their breath waiting for Bassem Youssef's satirical TV show Al Bernameg; Now, on the eve of it's second episode, the programme was taken off air.

Alexey Navalny Will Not Attend Nationalist “Russian March”

Every year in Russia, ironically on the “Unity Day” holiday, the country’s nationalists stage a march in Moscow. This year, Russia's leading blogger—a nationalist—won't be attending. Why not?

South Koreans in Europe Protest Spy Agency Scandal

Protests have continued against South Korea's spy agency who allegedly interfered with the latest presidential election and manipulated public opinion to tip the scales in favor of current president Park...

Pakistani Taliban Leader's Death by Drone Triggers Relief, Anger and Fear

The drone attack comes as the Pakistani government was putting a team together to hold peace talks with Mehsud's Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Thailand Amnesty Bill Sparks Protest

According to critics, the controversial measure will grant blanket amnesty to corrupt politicians and human rights violators

Women's Magazines in Korea Don't Show Korean Cover Girls

It took ten years for women's magazine Allure's Korean edition to finally have a Korean cover model. James Turnbull explains in the Grand Narrative blog that the reason lies in Korean...

VIDEO: Saudi Man Beats Worker for “Talking to his Wife”

A video of a Saudi man beating an expatriate worker has gone viral, sparking outrage against the abuse of workers in the country.

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