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Bumpy road ahead for renewed Middle East peace talks

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Bumpy road ahead for renewed Middle East peace talks

Palestinian leaders have agreed to a further round of indirect negotiations with Israel more than a year after the last attempt to reach a settlement broke down in December 2008. Analysts and bloggers weigh in on the decision.

Posted: March 9, 2010 16:59   Comments: 6
Mobilizing technology to help Chilean earthquake victims

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Mobilizing technology to help Chilean earthquake victims

The Ushahidi crisis mapping site, which recently collated information from Haitian earthquake victims, has set up a sister site to aggregate similar data from Chile. And, listen to an audio interview from Concepción with journalist Annie Murphy.

Posted: March 2, 2010 16:38   Comments: 2
Brazil’s ruling party picks successor to Lula

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Brazil’s ruling party picks successor to Lula

Brazil's ruling Workers' Party (PT) nominated Dilma Roussef on Saturday, February 20, as its presidential candidate for the upcoming October 3 general election. Bloggers debate the implications for Lula's handpicked successor.

Posted: February 24, 2010 11:50   Comments: 0
An American bloc without its big players?

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An American bloc without its big players?

More than 30 heads of state met this week for a summit designed to create an alternative to the Organization of American States. The conference, however, has been overshadowed by a spat between Colombia's Alvaro Uribe and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. Worldfocus looks at reactions from U.S. and Latin American writers.

Posted: February 23, 2010 16:22   Comments: 5
Mysterious Dubai murder leaves questions unanswered

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Mysterious Dubai murder leaves questions unanswered

A story of murder and intrigue is dominating the news in Israel and beyond. News commentators, law enforcement officials and political leaders are scrambling to piece together evidence leading to identification of the perpetrators. Read what bloggers are speculating, and watch a Gulf News compilation of CCTV footage showing the hit squad's movements.

Posted: February 17, 2010 13:40   Comments: 11
‘March of Anger’ protests against violent Mexican drug war

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‘March of Anger’ protests against violent Mexican drug war

On February 13, around 1,300 Mexicans took to the streets of Ciudad Juárez to protest the continued presence of the armed forces in the northern border city. Civil rights groups say the deployment of 6,000 combat troops has worsened the drug-related crime wave and have organized a "March of Anger" to voice their opposition. Read how bloggers are reacting.

Posted: February 16, 2010 15:48   Comments: 0
Costa Rica elects first female president

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Costa Rica elects first female president

On Sunday, February 7, Costa Rica elected Laura Chinchilla as the country's first female president. Chinchilla, of the ruling National Liberation Party, will succeed the incumbent president, Oscar Arias. Costa Rican bloggers react to the election result.

Posted: February 10, 2010 10:30   Comments: 2
Gays in Africa face increasing homophobia

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Gays in Africa face increasing homophobia

In October 2009, Uganda proposed a bill that would introduce the death penalty for those who are HIV-positive. In Malawi the first gay couple to marry openly was arrested in early January 2010 and faces up to 14 years in prison. Read how African bloggers have reacted to increased legal restrictions.

Posted: February 2, 2010 15:56   Comments: 4
Venezuelan students protest ban on opposition TV network

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Venezuelan students protest ban on opposition TV network

Two students were killed by stray bullets on January 25 in a clash between pro- and anti-government protesters in Mérida, Venezuela, after controversial moves by the government to restrict media outlets. Bloggers are outraged.

Posted: January 27, 2010 12:02   Comments: 2
China commits massive funds to future high-speed rail

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China commits massive funds to future high-speed rail

High-speed train travel is set to take over in China. New lines linking major cities are providing faster and faster routes. China has committed almost $300 billion over the next decade to build the planet's most expansive high-speed network. The world's fastest train covers the 664-mile Guangzhou-Wuhan trip in just three hours -- an average speed of 217 mph.

Posted: January 19, 2010 16:10   Comments: 6

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