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5 July 2010

Stories from 5 July 2010

Sri Lanka: Murder Of Beggars

  5 July 2010

Indi.ca informs that a number of beggars had been killed on the streets of Colombo in the past two months and the government response was rounding up beggars and sending them to rehabs.

Russia: Twitter talk of town

Svetlana Gladkova of Profy discusses whether a Novosibirsk politician and twitterer @sapelkin has had his Twitter account suspended for political reasons, account abuse or as an election campaign PR-stunt.

India: Tweets On Bharat Bandh

  5 July 2010

Offstumped rounds up a number of reactions in Tweeter on today's India wide Bandh (strike) by the opposition to protest inflation and price rise.

Peru: Visiting Puerto Pizarro

  5 July 2010

Juan Arellano from Globalizado visited Puerto Pizarro and posted some photos. He also visited a Cocodrilos de Tumbe [es] breeding place, a crocodile in danger of extinction.

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South Korea: Keyboard Warriors Against Young Women

  5 July 2010

Young women are struck down by harsh internet vigilantes in the South Korean internet space. Reasonable voices online, who analyze this phenomenon, say it is caused by the growing social power of women, while men are suffering under heaps of social and economic pressure.

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Brunei: Royal divorce sparks online buzz

  5 July 2010

Last month, the Sultan of Brunei announced his divorce to his third wife who is from Malaysia. Following the announcement, twitter and blogs in both Brunei and Malaysia went buzzing with the news. Many expressed their sadness while others speculated on the reasons behind the divorce

Barbados: The PM's Health

  5 July 2010

“No matter our politics we all care for David Thompson the person and his loved ones – but does this mean that effective political debate in Barbados must stop…until the Prime Minister recovers?” Barbados Free Press looks at the effect that the Prime Minister's illness is having on the country.

Kenya: Twitter for Kenyan businesses

  5 July 2010

Marvin writes about Twitter in the Kenyan business sector: “I am in the process of compiling a list of Kenyans businesses currently on Twitter. But prior to publishing that post, I thought it prudent to write a post on how Kenyan businesses can use Twitter in their businesses.”

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China: Why is Chinese football so weak?

  5 July 2010

Recently the New York Times posted the question on “Why does China lag far behind in soccer when it competes so aggressively in many Olympic sports?” and invited a number of experts to answer. Actually similar questions have been raised by Chinese netizens in various QA forums since the beginning...

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Pakistan: Bloodshed In Lahore And The State Of Denial

  5 July 2010

Pakistan faces yet another episode of terror as one of it's more revered shrines in Lahore, popularly known as Data Darbar, came under attack. Pakistani bloggers criticize the official stance of the Punjab government which stays far from admitting that Talibans are the real enemies.

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Japan: Decline of Students Studying in the U.S. and Overseas

  5 July 2010

Despite the increasing number of people studying abroad via study abroad programs, the overall rate of Japanese college students studying abroad seems to be decreasing across the board — even accounting for Japan's declining birthrate. What is the cause of this remarkable decline?

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