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Tiananmen car crash may have been suicide attack, officials claim

Tiananmen car crash may have been suicide attack, officials claim | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Police investigating incident at Forbidden City in which five people died say they are seeking two Muslim Uighur suspects
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The investigations of the Chinese authorities proceed to discover the masterminds behind the incident at Tiananmen in which 5 people died and 38 resulted injured. The police are now seeking two Muslim Uighur suspects coming from Xinjian that has seen an unusual large number of incidents this summer. The vehicle bursted into flames really near the large portrait of former Communist Chairman Mao, which is clearly sending a message of insurgency against the Communist regime that has been governing China for most of the last century until now. 

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China hopes to move on after Bo Xilai life sentence

China hopes to move on after Bo Xilai life sentence | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Judges' verdict: disgraced 64-year-old former leader Bo 'gravely damaged the country and the people's interests'
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This article is about Bo Xilai's trial which has been making the headlines all around the world recently and has been classified as the biggest political scandal in China in the last decades. The judges' verdict was that Bo gravely damaged the country and the people's interests through bribery and therefore he has been given a life sentence. 

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Iran restores Twitter and Facebook filters after 'technical glitch'

Iran restores Twitter and Facebook filters after 'technical glitch' | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Iranian Facebook and Twitter followers briefly gained access to the sites overnight after blocks were temporarily removed
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This article is about the technical flaws in Iran government's blocking of Facebook. Some of th efilters on the social network had been removed overnight even though the government managed to restore all of them in a few hours. This article is linked to social compact, as the government is making the people struggle and forcing them to make sacrifices in order to benefit the country on a large-scale.

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Obama welcomes Syria chemical weapons deal but retains strikes option

Obama welcomes Syria chemical weapons deal but retains strikes option | Global Politics | Scoop.it
US and Russia reach Geneva agreement to destroy Syria stockpile by mid-2014 but differ on steps to be taken if plan fails
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This article is about the agreement that has been made between U.S. and Russia in Geneva to currently delay the intervention and asking the Syrian government to declare all the nuclear weapons they possess. This article and the issue of Syria in general is highly linked to sovereignty because it is about U.S.A. trying to violate Syria's sovereignty over their territory. 

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Putin warns US over Syria action

Putin warns US over Syria action | Global Politics | Scoop.it
President Putin warns the US against one-sided action in Syria, but says Russia would back a UN resolution if Syria had used chemical weapons.
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Stefano Ramundo's comment, September 4, 2013 8:00 AM
I personally find this article very interesting because it talks about the warning sent by Putin about the US attack in Syria saying it would be an aggression to intervene without the UN consent. Mr. Putin claimed that there was no proof to support the fact that Assad was using chemical weapons on the rebels.
Ian Gabrielson's comment, September 8, 2013 10:11 PM
If there was proof, but the UN still didn't agree- would/should the US still intervene?
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At least two dozen killed after boat capsizes near Lampedusa

At least two dozen killed after boat capsizes near Lampedusa | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Fresh tragedy occurs in the same waters where last week more than 300 migrants travelling from north Africa lost their lives
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Yet again, near the Italian island of Lampedusa, an extremely common destination for migrants coming from different North-African nations. Around the same area where 300 migrants lost their lives last week, a boat carrying 250 people capsized on Thursday leaving at least 27 people dead. Although the accident happened in international waters which are officially under Malta, both the Maltese navy and the Italian navy have sent divers to rescue the wounded people and hopefully manage to save them in Lampedusa. The Italian and Maltese government stated that even though these events are happening in these territories, this issue should be dealt with by the European Union as a whole. 

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Bangladesh court sentences Islamist leader to death for war crimes

Bangladesh court sentences Islamist leader to death for war crimes | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Life sentence for Abdul Quader Mollah – found guilty of murder, rape and torture during 1971 independence war – overturned
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This article is about the life sentence faced by the Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah who was accused of committting severla crimes - Murder, rape and torture during 1971 indipendence war. The life sentence triggered many protests as people wanted a death sentence. This article is linked to the sovereignty of the Bangladesh government to punish an ex leader of the country for his war crimes. 

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Egyptian authorities recapture Islamist-held town

Egyptian authorities recapture Islamist-held town | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Morsi supporters had held Delga since his overthrow in July and unleashed a campaign of terror against Christian minority
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This article is about the situation in Egypt, a follow-up of the recent events. The Egyptian authorities managed to recapture the town of Delga which had been under control of Morsi armed supporters since his overthrow in July. The rebel armed forces in Delga were starting to launch a campaign to eradicate the entire Christian population in the town. This article is linked to power as it is talking about the Egyptian authorities using their power to rejoin the country together. 

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France: Syria action would 're-balance' situation

France: Syria action would 're-balance' situation | Global Politics | Scoop.it
PARIS (AP) — France's government offers a preview Wednesday of what the Obama administration faces next week, as lawmakers debate the wisdom and necessity of a military response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed hundreds.
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I think this article is very interesting as it looks as the issue over Syria from France's point of view. The French government firmly believes that taking action will be necessary to re-balance the entire situation. Both the French and US governments have accused Assad of having used chemical weapons to attack rebels and civillians as well. However, no action is going to be taken for a while as the Congress reunites on September 9. However, Israel and U.S.A. have conducted a joint missile test to test the tracking by the country's missile defense system. 

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Ian Gabrielson's comment, September 8, 2013 10:10 PM
Very interesting story- are you surprised by any of this?