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Concealed trade

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
A website selling CDs and DVDs, play.com, has been identified as the world’s biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat.

To pull down or not

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
One of the great feats of 20th-century engineering in Russia faces demolition. In the last week of February, the Russian State Committee for TV and Radio Broadcasting agreed to dismantle the Shabolovka radio tower in Moscow.

History’s keepsake

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014

News Snippets

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
>> James Corden, who made his name on BBC3 with one of its biggest hits, Gavin & Stacey, has backed the corporation's decision to axe the youth-oriented TV channel. On March 5, BBC announced that it would cease broadcasting the 11- year-old channel from Autumn 2015 and make it available only online. The announcement triggered protests by viewers and celebrities associated with it, who signed an online petition to save BBC3.

A dig at scientists

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014

Rhyme and reason

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
“People in Ukraine took over power. Celebrated a few days, then the party went sour…,” raps Sharon Bwogi, aka Lady Slyke, on NewzBeat, a weekend show that airs on Uganda’s channel NTV in both English and Luganda, the local language.

Selfie v Sealfie

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
Canadian Inuit have embarked on a unique form of protest against Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie on the Academy Awards night.

News Snippets

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2014
>> Rwanda as been accused of “unacceptable acts of harassment and intimidation” against the media. In the latest case, US freelance journalist Steve Terrill was refused access to Rwanda when he arrived in Kigali to cover the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. He was detained for several hours and was then put on a flight to Addis Ababa. The government gave no reason for barring Terrill. Earlier, another journalist Sonia Rolley was harassed for months on Twitter by a person, thought to be close to the president.

Cruel sharing

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2014
To share or not to share. That’s the question being asked following the emergence of a video of a public hanging in Iran.

Gang of bullies

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2014
Three of the world's leading democracies are among the fiercest enemies of the Internet—so says a report by Reporters Without Borders. India, US and the UK found place with usual culprits China, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Iran in the annual report of the international non-profit, Enemies of the Internet.
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