Voice of America: Secretive Blogger Rips Into Kremlin, One Click at a Time

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He is wheelchair-bound and has limited use of his hands, but Alexander Gorbunov, the author of hugely popular social media accounts in Russia, has emerged as one of President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics.

Diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy and using his right index finger to type, the 27-year-old author of StalinGulag skewers the “hypocrisy” of Putin’s system and the everyday injustices ordinary Russians face.

Known for his dry wit and generous use of profanities,…

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Reuters: World News: Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings

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Sri Lanka’s $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling from cancellations as travelers shun the sun and sand Indian Ocean island after multiple suicide bombings that killed over 250 people two weeks ago.

Reuters: World News


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Reuters: World News: After data scandals, Australia faces an election under heavy profiling

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Australian political parties are using voter email addresses to find matching social media profiles then combining them with the country’s compulsory electoral roll data, illustrating how privacy scandals have done little to slow the march of data-driven campaigning.

Reuters: World News


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Voice of America: Tunisia Police Kill 3 Islamist Militants

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Tunisian police killed three Islamist militants in the central city of Sidi Bouzid on Saturday, a security source told Reuters.

Police seized weapons in the operation, the source added, without giving details.

The Interior Ministry said early Saturday that the security forces foiled attacks planned in the holy month of Ramadan after they arrested “a dangerous terrorist” this week.

One of the Arab world’s most secular nations, Tunisia became a target for militants after being hailed…

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