Taiwan chose their next president in elections across the country today. Ma Ying-jeou, the incumbent, swept into power four years ago with a broad mandate, but his support waned in recent months.
In Canada, same-sex marriage was legalized in 2005. But now, government lawyers seem to be backing away from part of that, by saying that people who were married in Canada but normally live in a place where gay marriage is not legal are not married under Canadian law either. Activists are outraged.
Over in Europe, the anti-Europe rhetoric from Republican presidential candidates is being viewed with a mix of skepticism and disbelief. Do these candidates really know what's going on in Europe right now, is the question many are asking.
During the Soviet era, many Russians say they didn't really worry about how much things cost. Choices weren't abundant so you made do with what you could get. And things were cheaper.
Unseasonably cold temperatures in Florida coupled with a chemical contamination in Brazil have put a crimp on supplies of oranges, and that's sent the price of orange juice rising higher.
Coptic Christian Naguib Sawiris will stand trial this month for sharing an image of an ostensibly Muslim Mickey and Minnie Mouse in the run-up to Egyptian elections. The idea being that if Islamists won the elections, even the two cartoon icons would have to follow conservative Muslim practices. He's accused of blasphemy.
In China, to question the government is to invite trouble. But in a digital media world, the ability to do that is easier than ever. That means those who are so inclined need to find a way to do it without getting in trouble and more often than not that means turning to humor.
In music and in videos, in addition to on the streets, Hungarians are registering their outrage as their conservative government tightens regulations and pulls back on some of the freedoms that mark a democracy.
The Israeli Army is being confronted by threats from its own people and its own soldiers. Some soldiers are believed to have passed sensitive information to settlers. Some settlers are accused of vandalism. Tensions between the more religious and more secular, especially over settlements in the West Bank, are rising.
Pervez Musharraf, the former military general and one-time leader of Pakistan is promising to return to the country and run for election to parliament.

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