Workers in Hong Kong dismantled barricades Thursday. A total of 209 people were arrested as demonstrators staged a sit-in protest.
Ahmed Douma was found to have “insulted the court” after he accused the judge of making anti-opposition comments on Facebook.
And when he learned that there are people out there who can vote and chose not to, it was game over.
In a dawn raid, officers took down barricades and tents in an offshoot of the main protest area. This is a developing story.
Mikhail Saakashvili called the charges against him a “farce,” according to reports.
“We can choose to do whatever we want — we could even join Mars if we wanted.”
A number of first-time voters are also encouraging the country to get out and vote on Instagram and Twitter.
Without saying a word, this mute man will make you want to vote.
The BBC hails one of the most “hard-fought” offices it’s opened anywhere in the world.
Horrifying video. Hamza Al-Khatib, a 13-year-old boy, was detained by Syrian forces at a checkpoint in the village of Jiza on April 29th. His barely recognizable corpse was returned to his parents nearly a month later. This video, filmed and posted on Youtube by his parents, details the horrific wounds covering Hamza’s body. He was beaten, burned, shot and had his genitals cut off. Hamza has since become a martyr for the Syrian rebellion. WARNING: Graphic video.
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Disturbing footage of a street protester being shot in Egypt. The condition and identity of the victim is unknown. They appear to have been participating in anti-government protests that have engulfed the Middle Eastern nation in the past few days. The Mubarak regime has imposed an internet and text messaging blackout in Egypt, presumably to stymie further organizing and prevent images such as these from sparking a Tunisia-style overthrow.
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Bhutan crowned their new king today, and at 28 years old he happens to be the world’s youngest ruling monarch!
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A new site attempts to rate the relative sexiness of Democrats vs. Republicans.