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Archive for July, 2011

Men and women rallied in India’s capital on Sunday (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), inspired by the “SlutWalk” protests which started in Toronto last April and has now spread in many countries : United States, Europe, Australia, South Korea and South Africa. (more…)

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In 2004 Majid Movahedi attacked Ameneh Bahrami with acid because she refused his offer of marriage. The attack left her severely disfigured (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) and he was sentenced to be blinded when his victim demanded qisas, a rarely used retributive justice under Sharia law. (more…)

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Over a year ago Lech Kaczynski, who was Poland’s president at the time, died in a plane crash near Smolensk airport in western Russia. All 96 people on board the TU-154 Tupolev, mostly Polish officials, died when the plane crashed while trying to land in heavy fog. (more…)

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27-year-old singer Amy Winehouse (photo, from lemonde.fr) was found dead at her London home on Saturday. (more…)

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Two attacks killed at least 92 people on Friday in Norway. At 3:20pm local time a bomb killed seven people in the government quarter in Oslo (photo, from aljazeera.net) and later a gunman opened fire at a youth summer camp in Utoya island, near the country’s capital. (more…)

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A few months ago Cambodia asked the International Court of Justice, the UN’s highest judicial organ, to rule over the disputed border with Thailand. (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Bamiyan (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) is the first of seven areas has been handed over by Nato to Afghan security forces. The handover is part of a plan announced in March by Afghan president Hamid Karzai. (more…)

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