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A law aiming to tighten the rules regulating internet content has been approved by the Venezuelan parliament. (more…)

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Bulgaria and Romania will be blocked from joining the Europe’s passport-free travel zone, following French and German interior minister declared it “premature” to let them join Schengen in March 2011. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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At least 600 opposition activists have been jailed by authorities in Belarus after a police crackdown on protesters, who were against Alexander Lukashenko’s fourth victory in the presidential election. (map, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Openly gay soldiers, sailors and airforce men and women are now allowed to fight for America, after a US Senate vote on Saturday.

The change of legislation won’t take immediate effect, but president Barack Obama is expected to sign one of his campaign promise into a law next week. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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While subsidies are gradually lifted in order to bring prices up to international levels, Iranian police are guarding petrol stations.(photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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President Hugo Chavez (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) has been granted special powers by the country’s parliament in order to deal with the aftermath of devastating floods. (more…)

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In the Chinese western region of Xinjiang, at least 11 workers were sold to a building materials factory to work without pay, said Chinese state media reports.

Among those workers, who have been fed on “food given to dogs”, are eight intellectually disabled people. (more…)

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