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22 December 2013

Stories from 22 December 2013

Will Pussy Riot Fight Putin's Amnesty and Remain in Prison?

RuNet Echo

The manner in which Mikhail Khodorkovsky was freed seems to differ from what awaits Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova and Alekhina, who have signaled some unwillingness to leave prison early.

World Forum for Democracy 2013: Connecting Citizens and Institutions

Everything you need to know about the World Forum for Democracy 2013 in Strasbourg, with some personal impressions.

Innovation: A Spell Checker for Bambara Language

Bangladesh Breaks Human Flag, National Anthem World Records on Victory Day

27,117 volunteers stood with red and green placards to form the Bangladesh flag. More than 300,000 people sang the national anthem.

The Challenges of Family Healthcare in Apatou, French Guiana

Despite Passage of India's Anti-Corruption Lokpal Bill, Public Mistrust Remains

The bill in its current form is disputed as toothless and has serious loopholes, which puts the complainant in a disadvantageous position.

38 Million Chinese Abandon Pension Insurance

The falling number of people with insurance has revealed serous problems in China’s pension system.

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