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14 February 2010

Stories from 14 February 2010

Armenia: Eurovision National Competition

Armenia tonight chose its entry for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway. Twitter users provided an online summary of the national competition televised inside the country while some...

Ecuador: Governmental Help for Haiti

In Ecuador, the local press has focused on the efforts of the Ecuadorian government and its President, Rafael Correa and their role in bringing aid and support to Haiti.

India: What Should Be The Response Against Terror?

Georgia: Tragedy strikes as Winter Olympic Games open

News about the tragic death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili a few hours before the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics broke out just after midnight on a Georgian forum....

Cambodia: Valentine's Day Sparks Controversy

Valentine's Day was first celebrated in Cambodia in 2000. It is now a popular event in the country, especially among the youth. The government, with the help of some bloggers,...

Malaysia: Pantyless movement on Valentine’s Day

Some female college students in Malaysia are calling for a “pantyless movement” on Valentine’s Day. The campaign became quite popular through word of mouth and the internet. Religious authorities are...

Philippines: Politics and peace in Mindanao

Philippines: Libel and bloggers

Philippines: Migrants and 2010 elections

Malaysia: Racist remarks of a public official

China: Increasing Trend in Mass Incidents

Protests, known in Chinese as “mass incidents”, grew fiercer and more violent in 2009, while methods of protest grew in variation, says a Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher. In...

Kyrgyzstan: Controversy over sale of the national telecoms operator

Users of the leading Kyrgyz Internet forum “Diesel” have held their own investigation of the transaction, in which shares of the national operator Kyrgyztelecom were sold. According to them, the...

India: Terror Strikes Pune

At around 7:30 pm on Saturday a bomb blast at a restaurant popular with tourists in India's western city of Pune killed 9 people and left 57 people injured. Emotions...

Russia: Theater Play to “Reconstruct” Lawyer Magnitsky's Death

RuNet Echo

The death of Sergei Magnitsky, a 37-year-old lawyer who spent nearly a year in jail awaiting trial, received much publicity and prompted Russian authorities to introduce some changes. The case...

Russia: Visual Ride On Trans-Siberian Railway Available Online