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· October, 2012

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Stories about English from October, 2012

30 October 2012

Thailand: Hotline to Help Children

China, South Korea: Gangnam Style in Chinese Universities

China: Medicinal Alcohol

Tajikistan's ‘Million Dollar Baby’ Hangs Up Her Gloves

Mavzuna Chorieva, Tajikistan's female boxer who brought the country its only medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, has married and hung up her gloves, at least for a year. While...

Thailand: Bangkok Launches Bike Rentals

Philippines: Online Shame Campaign Against “Epal” Politicians

With less than a few months before the 2013 national elections, various groups have launched an online shame campaign against the common practice of Filipino politicians to attach their names...

29 October 2012

India: Dengue Outbreak In Delhi Spreads Fear

Last week when India's veteran film director, scriptwriter and film producer Yash Chopra (80) died from Dengue fever, people became aware and panic spread in some parts of Delhi. Delhi...

Facebook Donations Support Volleyball in Tajikistan

Pakistan: Increase In Crime Affects Eid Celebrations

Asylum Seekers Tent Camp in The Netherlands

Russia: Assessing Predictions About the Coordinating Council Election

RuNet Echo

As RuNet Echo readers know well, the Coordinating Council's elections took place last week, and that body has already convened virtually through Facebook and once again in person. Weeks in...

Chile: The Day After the Municipal Elections

Cuban Government Lifts Travel Restrictions for Citizens

On October 16, the Cuban government announced plans to eliminate controversial travel restrictions on Cuban citizens. The policy will take effect in January of 2013.

Madagascar: How Much Does a Political Crisis Cost?

28 October 2012

Nepal: The Minimum Wages vs Productivity

Confusion over Agreement with OIC to Establish Office in Myanmar

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has proposed the establishment of an office in Myanmar to help the Muslim minority in the country. The government initially agreed but changed its decision...

USA: Commissioner David Stern Set to Exit NBA in 2014

One of sport's longest serving administrators, Commissioner David Stern, has announced he will be leaving his job as head of the world's most popular basketball league, the NBA (National Basketball...

Indonesia: ‘Jokowi’ Phenomenon in Jakarta

Meet Jakarta’s new governor: Joko Widodo or Jokowi. His recent electoral victory surprised many people who now regard him as Indonesia’s most charismatic leader. His phenomenal political achievement and soaring...

Sri Lanka: Tales Of Police Torture

Caribbean: Hurricane Sandy's Wake

As Hurricane Sandy closes in on the east coast of the United States, bloggers in the Caribbean who have already experienced the storm share their experiences.

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