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9 January 2010

Stories from 9 January 2010

Russia: Photos of Yawning Girl Stir Interest on RuNet

Uzbekistan: Calculations of the parliamentary elections

As expected by different experts parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan were recognized valid. Chairman of the Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov released that information later the same day (December 27), and...

Russia: Blogger Reveals Microchip Plant Construction Delay

India: Caste Discrimination

Taiwan: Teaching anthropology in Hualien

Azerbaijan: Interview with Scary Azeri

Japan: PM Hatoyama Starts Using Twitter

Have something you want Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to know? You could try tweeting about it to @hatoyamayukio! All links in this post link to Japanese content unless otherwise...

Japan: National Film Industry and Avatar

Southeast Asia: Prepaid mobile internet services

Cambodia: Press freedom ranking

Philippines: Bloggers and elections

Philippines: Protecting the film industry

Thailand plans to buy submarines

Thailand: Children protesters want alcohol billboard ads removed

Philippines: Senatorial candidates

Russia: Death Penalty Moratorium Extended Indefinitely

RuNet Echo

Russia has indefinitely extended a moratorium on the death penalty that was due to expire on Jan. 1. Numerous comments were posted on RuNet, and they essentially reflect the returns...

Slovakia: First Slovak Terrorist Caught in Ireland, Sort Of

Tibor Blazko translates Slovak netizens' caustic remarks about the botched security test on a plane to Dublin.