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Aaron Swartz. ©REUTERS
Anger at suicide of US Internet activist

Angry activists poured scorn on prosecutors Sunday for leading an overzealous campaign against Internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz, with his family suggesting it contributed to his suicide.

Anger at suicide of US Internet activist
Running from Putin: Russia's new political refugees
Running from Putin: Russia's new political refugees

In August, a group of Russian environmentalists were walking along a beach on the Black Sea, just outside the walls surrounding a majestic palace that has been linked to President Vladimir Putin.

Running from Putin: Russia's new political refugees
The leader of the opposition Alga party Vladimir Kozlov. ©Yaroslav Radlovskyi
Kazakhstan moves to close 'extremist' opposition, media

Kazakhstan prosecutors on Wednesday called for the closure of several opposition parties and media outlets in the ex-Soviet state over their alleged extremist messages propagating regime change.

Kazakhstan moves to close 'extremist' opposition, media
S. Korea activists release anti-North leaflets
S. Korea activists release anti-North leaflets

South Korean activists floated anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border with North Korea on Monday, a week after the North threatened military action over a similar propaganda exercise.

S. Korea activists release anti-North leaflets
S. Korea stops anti-North event after military threats
S. Korea stops anti-North event after military threats

South Korean troops and riot police on Monday prevented activists from sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border after North Korea threatened a "merciless" military response.

S. Korea stops anti-North event after military threats
Pakistani girl shot by Taliban arrives in UK for treatment
Pakistani girl shot by Taliban arrives in UK for treatment

A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban has a chance of making a "decent recovery", said a doctor at the British hospital where she was airlifted Monday.

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban arrives in UK for treatment
Pakistan girl improving after surgery: relative
Pakistan girl improving after surgery: relative

A Pakistani child activist shot in the head by the Taliban is slowly improving but will remain sedated in intensive care for at least another 24 hours.

Pakistan girl improving after surgery: relative
Doctors to decide if Pakistani girl to go abroad
Doctors to decide if Pakistani girl to go abroad

A team of senior Pakistani doctors flew to Peshawar on Wednesday to decide whether a 14-year-old child activist needs medical treatment abroad after she was shot in the head by the Talibanю

Doctors to decide if Pakistani girl to go abroad
 Don't forget us in Afghan transition, women plead
Don't forget us in Afghan transition, women plead

Afghan women activists are urging the global community to ensure hard-won progress in Afghanistan in the past decade is not lost amid fears that as US and NATO-led troops leave they will be forgotten.

Don't forget us in Afghan transition, women plead
Rappers lead underground monitors at Angola polls
Rappers lead underground monitors at Angola polls

Through an unmarked door, down a passageway and behind a padlocked metal gate lies a room littered with cell phones that is the nerve centre of an underground effort by Angolan rappers to monitor Friday's vote.

Rappers lead underground monitors at Angola polls
Pro-Palestinian activists barred from West Bank visit
Pro-Palestinian activists barred from West Bank visit

Israel and Jordan on Sunday barred pro-Palestinian US and European activists from trying to cross into the West Bank to deliver aid to students, a number of sources said.

Pro-Palestinian activists barred from West Bank visit
S. Korea rejects "ridiculous" N. Korea allegations
S. Korea rejects "ridiculous" N. Korea allegations

South Korea Wednesday rejected North Korean claims that it is planning terrorist acts as "ridiculous", and said it would protect Seoul activists threatened by Pyongyang.

S. Korea rejects "ridiculous" N. Korea allegations