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19 January 2017

Stories from 19 January 2017

They’re Partying This Friday to Make America Great Again, In Russia

Invitations went out over social media this week, informing journalists about inauguration festivities organized by the “White Star” art collective, which includes several prominent figures in Russia’s pro-Kremlin youth movement.

What Eyewitnesses Say Happened When Israeli Police Tried to Demolish Umm el-Hiran, a Bedouin Arab Village

Eyewitnesses explain what happened in Umm el-Hiran on the morning of January 18, 2017 as Israeli authorities prepared to destroy a Bedouin village

The Bosnian Politician Caught Lying About an Invitation to Trump's Inauguration

“Unless the departing administration denies me a visa, I’ll be at the inauguration,” have turned out to be famous last words for the president of Republika Srpska.

Bahrain Intensifies Media Crackdown Ahead of Protest Anniversary

On 16 January, the government banned the online edition of the country’s only independent newspaper al-Wasat, from "using electronic media tools".

Many Feared Dead After High-Rise Mall in Tehran Collapses Following Fire

"Memories of buying special clothes and fish, now it has all collapsed"

Bhutan's Authorities Ban Film for ‘Misusing’ Religious Masks on Screen

"This narrowed minded decision is not just a ban against the film but a decision against the freedom of expression and creativity in Bhutan."

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