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4 November 2013

Stories from 4 November 2013

Saudis Banned from Travelling .. to Mars

Saudi religious scholar Shaikh Ali Al Hekmi told Al Hayat newspaper that travelling to the red planet is off limits for human beings. Netizens laugh on Twitter.

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Praises Catalan Viquipèdia

PHOTOS: From Outer Space to Cyberspace, Nigeria’s Partial Solar Eclipse

Nigeria witnessed a partial eclipse of the sun on Sunday, 3 November, 2013, an event that naturally prompted varied reactions from Nigerian netizens.

South Korean Net Users’ Donation to Villagers Fighting Against Power Line

Latin American Women Face Harsh Penalties for Minor Drug Offenses

Abuse of Workers and Our Daughter From Nepal

PHOTOS: Shia Mourners Tear-Gassed in Bahrain

Shia mourners, commemorating the beginning of Muharram, have been tear-gassed in Bahrain today, say activists, who accuse the Bahraini regime of attacking religious freedom in the restive Arab state.

Halloween's Three Black Maids Stir Racism Debate in Lebanon

Lebanese blogger is angry three women dressed up as black housemaids for Halloween. Find out why in this post.

On Abortion and Controlling Sex in Egypt

A blogger shares her experience of supporting her friend going through abortion in Egypt, the hurdles faced, and the larger implications.

Goodbye “CUC”, Unification of Dual Monetary System Begins in Cuba

The phasing out of the convertible peso (CUC) has received significant attention from the international press, blogs, and economic analysts.

Italians Called to Film Their ‘Life in a Day’

87 Migrants Die of Thirst in Northern Niger

VIDEO: Chinese Respond to American Child's “Kill Everyone in China” Comment on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The best way to address antagonistic sentiment is a sense of humor and good knowledge of the subject of hatred.

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