Voting happened in Egypt!
Yemen’s Minister for Human Rights resigned to protest the government’s attack on protesters that left people dead and seriously injured. Another top official resigned as well. Then the rest of the cabinet got fired.
More proof that Singaporeans know how to dissent, just that the rest of the world doesn’t know how to see it.
A human rights advocate in Bahrain was arrested, blindfolded and beaten by the police of his own country.
Palestinian civilians were killed by the Israeli military.
The story of elementary school and junior high school graduations held in Japan at an evacuation centre. They were supposed to be held last week.
The people of Christmas Island say that the government was warned that things were getting so bad in the detention centre there that riots were likely before they felt the need to tear gas detainees, guards and bystanders.
Victorian wine grapes this year might be ruined by smoke pollution.
In Tanzania, the government stores military ammunition next to people’s houses in densely populated areas. Some exploded a few weeks ago. I can’t believe I’m only finding out about this now.
Trends in telephone usage over the last few years include that we are about to start spending more on text messaging than on voice calls!
The Syrian police swiped people from the streets. Apparently this is business as usual.
Robots pretending to be humans using Twitter is old news if you’re a geek but I imagine pretty shocking if you’re not.
A trapped, bent drill pipe caused the malfunction of BP’s “fail-safe” blowout preventer last April.