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11 July 2015

Stories from 11 July 2015

Who is Responsible for the Explosions in Bogota, Colombia?

Two small bombs explosions in Bogota left eight injured.

Russian Social Networks Start Courting Russian Users Sick of Censorship on Facebook

RuNet Echo

Following several scandals in Russia and Ukraine, where Facebook has censored dozens of popular bloggers, Russia is now witnessing an effort to recruit people back to homegrown social networks.

Hospitals in Buenos Aires Are Getting Their Own ‘Patch Adams’ Clowns

Inspired by the work of the American physician Hunter "Patch" Adams, Argentina's capital recently approved legislation mandating the use of clowns in hospitals to help children recovering from trauma.

Japan’s ‘Double’ Miss Universe Tests the Country’s Changing Attitudes on Race

"So what if Ariana doesn't look like a pure-blooded Japanese? Her mom's Japanese...and she said her daughter's acclimated to Japanese culture. Ariana's an elegant Japanese woman!"

Journalists Arrested for Covering Cairo Car Bomb Explosion outside the Italian Centre

One man was killed and several journalists were arrested after a car bomb explosion outside the Italian Centre in downtown Cairo today.

The Tajik “False Prophet” Sent to Jail for 16 years

'It is hard to understand what is behind this verdict. Sheikh was a Sufi, had no interest in politics, lived somewhere in the mountains, did not bother anyone...'

Serbian Authorities Take Control of A Man's Facebook Account Following Alleged Threats Against PM Vucic

Hungarian PM: Immigration Crisis Should be Solved by Building Wall along the Border with Serbia

How the Cash Crisis in Greece Is Affecting Ordinary People

Greece is more dependent on its cash economy than almost anywhere in Europe. So the bank shutdown there is already negatively impacting thousands of small businesses and their customers.

Following FIFA Ban, Indonesian Football Association Tells Government to Butt Out

"If the government wants Indonesian football teams to win more international games, then it should follow what other countries are doing."

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