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15 December 2013

Stories from 15 December 2013

Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Declares Executed Bangladeshi War Criminal Molla a Martyr

Why Homosexuality Should Be Encouraged in India

Aam Admi Party Emerges As A Cleaner Option In Indian Politics

The new political party led by anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal is making waves in Indian political arena after it emerged as the second largest party in Delhi Assembly Polls.

New Website Collects Reports and Data About Bribes in Hungary

With No Easy Access to Medicine, Iranians Suffer Sanctions

Even after the lifting of some sanctions, Iranians still have difficulty acquiring the medicines they need to thrive or survive.

Bulgaria Marks Six Months of Continued Protests

Ukraine: Live Streamed Monitoring of District Election Commissions

It Snowed in Egypt but the Snow-Covered Sphinx Photograph is a Hoax

This photograph of the Sphinx in Giza, Cairo, has gone viral, after Egypt's biggest snow storm in more than 100 years. There is one problem though - it isn't real.

Never Argue with Egyptian Graffiti

Russia's Government Might Block Websites for Calls to Unsanctioned Rallies

RuNet Echo

The Russian parliament will soon vote on a law that would empower the Prosecutor General’s office to close any website that hosts content encouraging people to attend unsanctioned rallies.

The Fake Interpreter at Mandela's Memorial Service

The Mandela memorial sign-language interpreter, Thamsanqa Jantjie, didn’t use any known sign language. He is now known all over the world as the "Fake Interpreter".

Russia's Year of Pogroms

RuNet Echo

2013 has been a particularly virulent year for race violence in Russia. The most recent incident, which took place this past weekend in the city of Arzamas was no different.

Abducted a Year Ago, Sombath Somphone Case Highlights Human Rights Abuses in Laos

Sombath Somphone, an NGO leader and educator, remains missing a year after he was abducted in Laos. His case puts a spotlight on other enforced disappearances in Laos

Jakarta Hotline for Victims of Sexual Violence

Saudi Political Dissident to Be Flogged, Judge Rules

Saudi human rights activist Umar al-Saed has been sentenced to four years in prison and 300 lashes for his peaceful activism, in a secret trial.

Citizens Complain Against Bad Roads in Brunei

Trinidad & Tobago: Tech Tips

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