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48 Hour Wikipedia Protest

From October 4th to October 6th, the Italian-language version of Wikipedia, the fourth largest wiki in the world, shut down in protest against the Italian government. Over 12 million users…

‘Women will have the right to vote’ says Saudi King

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia annnounced this week that because the government “refuse[s] to marginalise women in society in all roles that comply with shari’a“, women would be granted the…

Iran Releases US Hikers Accused of Espionage

Two years ago, American Shane Bauer, his girlfriend Sarah Shourd, and mutual friend Joshua Fattal were arrested on the Iran-Iraq border while hiking. Taken to the notorious Evin Prison, the…

Places You’ve Never Heard Of…Abkhazia

If I were to ask you to name an area seeking to become a sovereign nation, I’d be willing to bet that you would name Palestine, Taiwan, or maybe even…