March 12th, 2009
World Links: Protesters Twitter from Pakistan; Doctors Without Borders Withdraws from Darfur

A “Long March” organized by lawyers and opposition activists in Pakistan begins in Karachi, despite dozens of arrests, troop deployments in some areas, and a ban on demonstrations in Punjab and Sindh provinces. Protesters are keeping the world updated on the situation on the ground via Twitter.

The Iraqi journalist who became a national hero after throwing his shoes at then-U.S. President George Bush is sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign head of state.

Doctors Without Borders is withdrawing staff from Darfur, Sudan after three employees were kidnapped at gunpoint from their North Darfur office on Wednesday night.

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