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10 September 2014

Stories from 10 September 2014

A Bomb Rocks the Santiago Subway, Inflaming Chilean Twitter

Online reactions to September 8 bombing of the Escuela Militar subway station in Santiago reveal the polarization of Chilean society.

Russian Nationalists Grasp at Straws with ‘Scottish Solidarity’ Campaign

RuNet Echo

Russians' connections between the Scottish and Eastern Ukrainian independence movements are, for the most part, thoroughly imagined, but the fantasy has produced several funny pictures.

Lebanon Blocks Six Porn Sites, Sparks Fears of Further Censorship

Advox

Internet users worry that the decision, made by the Ministry of Justice, could lead the government down a slippery slope to greater censorship.

An NGO in Peru Feeds Pelicans to Prevent Them From Starving

Less Than 10% of Rural Sub-Saharan Africans Have Access to Electricity. What's Being Done to Change That?

Fifteen percent of the world's population lives in Africa, yet they represent only 3 percent of global electricity consumption. Organizations are carrying out various electrification projects to wire the continent.

A Meteorite Causes a Scare But No Damage in Nicaragua's Capital

Russian Email Giants Yandex and Mail.Ru Bleed Passwords, Deny Hacking

RuNet Echo

Russia's largest email services, Yandex and Mail.Ru, were both hit with password leaks, resulting in millions of passwords published online, but denied their servers had been hacked.

A Uruguayan Politician Is Performing Feats of Strength in the Race for Presidency

Luis Lacalle Pou, who performs the human flag in every city he goes to, challenged his older opponent Tabaré Vázquez to imitate him.

Lebanon Is Deporting Locally Born Children of Migrant Workers, Human Rights Groups Say

Children of certain categories of migrant workers born in Lebanon will no longer be allowed to reside in the country. NGOs speak out against the decision.

Trinidad & Tobago's Parliament Passes Constitutional Reform, But Opponents Vow to Continue to Fight

"The Senate debates the Constitution Amendment Bill tomorrow and from tonight we’re going to be outside the Parliament keeping watch over what is left of our democracy."

The Flash Floods Wreaking Havoc In Pakistan Aren't Done Yet

Already swimming in political turmoil, Pakistan is now struggling against flooding that has affected over a million people and killed more than two-hundred.

Trinidad & Tobago Needs to Pass the Public Procurement Bill

The Politics of “Pretty” in Jamaica

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