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3 January 2014

Stories from 3 January 2014

India's Aam Aadmi Party Wins Hearts and Forms Government in Delhi

"Strange to see jitters are running down the spine of traditional political parties after the advent of #AAP."

South Korean Lawmaker Proposes Bill Denying Right to Counsel for Anti-State Criminals

A ruling party lawmaker, Kim Jin-tae proposed a bill [ko] that either denies or greatly limits the right to counsel for criminals who are accused of committing ‘anti-state activities’. It has already...

Russians on the Return of Sherlock

Of all of the writers to have captured the Russian imagination, there is perhaps none greater than Arthur Conan Doyle, the Scottish creator of the "Sherlock Holmes" stories.

Police Open Fire on Striking Garment Workers in Cambodia

Cambodian police used live ammunition to disperse a strike by garment workers. It was described as the “worst state violence against civilians to hit Cambodia in fifteen years.”

PHOTOS: Cyclone BEJISA Wrecks Havoc on Reunion Island

Cylcone Bejisa made landfall on January 2 on the French island of Reunion. One person died, 15 people were seriously injured and around 82,000 homes reportedly suffered power cuts. The...

Puerto Rico Is a Global Music Powerhouse

Renowned, multi-talented Puerto Rican pianist and composer Brenda Hopkins Miranda has written an article for the online magazine 80 grados in which she asks herself why Puerto Rico has not taken full advantage of...

PHOTOS: Tunisia in 2013: A Rough Year

2013 was a rough year for Tunisia: two political assassinations, protests, military and security forces targeted by armed groups and a never ending political crisis.

Lebanon: I Am Not A Martyr

Lebanon's #NotaMartyr campaign pays tribute to innocent victims of violence and to show that the Lebanese want change.

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