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Why is U.S. media silent on Colombia's child rape report?

U.S. military soldiers and contractors sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007 and the rapists were never punished.

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#Bring our girls home

A wave of revulsion has spread worldwide over the news of the kidnapping of young girls from a school at Chibok, in Borno State in Northwestern Nigeria by the violent Boko Haram sect. 

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Murders of journalists on the rise worldwide

Worldwide intimidation of journalists, including murders, is rising, a panel of experts warns. And the U.S., despite its free press traditions and  constitutional protections, rarely protests, the panel adds.

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90% voter turnout in Cuban regional, national elections

On February 3 in Cuba, 7, 877 906 voters cast two ballots - one for provincial assembly delegates and the other for local deputies to the National Assembly.

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The end of Internet freedom: Coming soon to a computer near you

The International Telecommunications Union is convening a conference that would give the group (a part of the United Nations) crippling new powers over the Internet.

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Mexican elections: fraud again?

It appears that the candidate of the formerly dominant Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), former Mexico state governor Enrique Peña Nieto, has won, but not by as much as he hoped.

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In Germany, the Pirates making waves

Germany's energetic young party, the Pirates, held its party congress last weekend in the northern town of Neumünster. The media overflowed with reports, almost uniformly friendly.

Turkish leader's visit to occupied Cyprus sparks protest (video)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan made a highly provocative visit July 20 to the Turkish-occupied region in northern Cyprus.

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Murdoch hacking scandal crossing the Atlantic

Sen. John Rockefeller called for a congressional investigation of charges that Rupert Murdoch's journalists attempted to buy 9/11 victims' phone records.

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Fair and balanced? Hacking scandal rocks Murdoch media empire

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch tried to squelch the hacking scandal engulfing his media empire by closing down his British tabloid, News of the World, but the firestorm continues to spread.

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