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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Supports Easing US Sanctions

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says there is a “great eagerness” in her country for U.S. sanctions to be removed. AIn a Tuesday speech in Washington, she said U.S. relations with Burma should be based on accountability. “I

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China: Blogger’s Account Canceled

Chinese authorities are making a push to censor netizens who publish ‘sensitive’ content. Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang have frozen the microblogging accounts of an independent journalist and prominent blogger because he published “uncivilized” content on them.

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Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Honored With Memorial

Nearly a month after a hurricane postponed the dedication of a national memorial honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.,  U.S. President Barack Obama leads the ceremony Sunday, Oct. 16. King was the leading voice of the nation’s modern

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Dalai Lama Criticizes ‘Immoral’ Chinese Censorship

The Dalai Lama sharply criticized censorship in China as “immoral” during a video chat with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The exiled Tibetan leader spoke with Tutu Saturday from Dharamsala, India.  The Dalai Lama had planned to visit his friend and

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Arab World: Nobel Peace Prize for Revolution Netizens?

Written by Amira Al Hussaini Twitter is abuzz with excitement tonight as the names of Arab netizens are being circulated as possible candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for the roles they have played in the Arab revolutions. Egyptians Wael

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US Senator Urges Burma to Free Political Prisoners

U.S. Senator John McCain, ending a three-day visit to Burma, called on the government to free its more than 2,000 political prisoners and quickly implement democratic reforms. McCain told a news conference Friday that it was clear from his meetings

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April 4, 1968: Dr Martin Luther King Jr is Assassinated!!!

Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation

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Chinese Police Detain Famed Artist, Activist

Source: VOA   One of China‘s best-known artists, activist Ai Weiwei, was detained in Beijing Sunday as he tried to board a flight for Hong Kong, and police later raided his studio outside the Chinese capital. The move, reported by

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China Muzzles Media to Prevent Mideast-Style Protests

  Source: VOA – By Heda Bayron   Chinese authorities appear to be nervous about the spread of protests that have toppled and threatened Middle Eastern and North African rulers in recent weeks. The government has threatened to revoke visas

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Feb 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest

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