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Latest update : 2013-02-08

Tunisia: pall bearers carry 'coffin of democracy'

A cartoon in the Tunisian paper La Presse shows a coffin with the word "Democracy" written on it. The left-wing opposition leader Shokri Belaid is buried this Friday amid political turmoil and tension on the streets. Also, the Chinese Year of the Snake begins this Sunday. We look at what the South China Morning Post and Bangkok Post are saying. And it's-s-s not s-s-s-so encouraging.

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Some articles from today’s international press review:

LA PRESSE (TUNISIA): Cartoon shows pall bearers carrying coffin marked 'democracy'

ASSABA (TUNISIA): Nationalist political activist Raef Ben Hamida calls for Tunisian army to step in

THE INDEPENDENT: 'This is no time to write off the Tunisian revolution'

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: 'We're on our way home'

BANGKOK POST: 'Snake Year may bring disaster' 

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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