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China Punishes Internet Sites for Coup Talks

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state media say the government has closed down 16 websites, arrested six people, and punished two social media sites for circulating rumors about a coup. Xinhua said late Friday the crackdown came after a surge in online rumors about a coup following the dismissal of a popular politician – Bo Xilai – leader of […]

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Burma’s Suu Kyi Set for Public Office

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Burma is finalizing arrangements Saturday for Sunday’s historic election when pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, who was under house arrest just over a year ago, is likely to be voted into parliament in the military-dominated country. Her participation in the polling has been made possible by a fragile detente with a government that has […]

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