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14 August 2014

Stories from 14 August 2014

Palestinians Tweet Tips to Ferguson Protesters Dodging Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets & Police Aggression in Missouri, USA

As soon as police used teargas on protesters in the U.S. suburb Ferguson, Palestinians on Twitter responded with advice on how to deal with it.

The Day More Than 800 Egyptian Protesters Died: One Year on, Remembering the Horrific Raba'a Massacre

A year later a monument honouring police and military stands in the same place where hundreds of civilians were killed, says Photojournalist Mosaab ElShamy, who witnessed the massacre.

The Crisis of Small-Scale Fishing in Latin America

Although fishing is a risky activity for those whose livelihoods depend on the water, other forces present a more dramatic and far-reaching threat to small-scale fishing in the Global South.

In the Fight Against Russia, Ukraine Flirts with Kremlinesque Internet Censorship

RuNet Echo

A new draft law in Ukraine could grant the government extensive powers to shut down media outlets and block websites in the name of national security.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter Account Hacked

RuNet Echo

Earlier today, hackers briefly took control of the Russian prime minister's Twitter account. The group Anonymous International later claimed responsibility.

Zambia's Cabinet Should Probe President's Health

Investors Should Explore Nigeria Despite Negative Reports

Why Brazilian Authorities’ Case Against 23 Anti-World Cup Activists Reads Like a Soap Opera

Love, betrayal and jealousy. The complaint against the 23 arrested includes statements from three witnesses who had personal disputes with some of the activists.

How Kenyans Can Lead a Double Life in the US

The Worst Explosion in Taiwan's History Has Set Off a Major Political Debate

A recent gas-line explosion killed 30 people in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, setting off a debate about the the underground pipelines that serve the nation's petrochemical industry.

Hundreds Join a Grieving Father's Silent Protest of Slow Hit-and-Run Investigation in Serbia

Luka Jovanović, 21, was killed while he was fixing his own car on Branko Bridge in Belgrade with several friends.

Islamabad on Lockdown as Politicians Launch Massive Anti-Government Marches on Pakistan's Independence Day

The Pakistani government is taking extraordinary measures to prevent two opposition parties led by populist politicians from launching massive anti-government marches to the capital on August 14.

Have you Ever Shared a Football Match with Cows? Some Peruvian Fans Did