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18 July 2010

Stories from 18 July 2010

India: Innovative Startup Idea

18 July 2010

Gaurav Mishra at Gauravonomics shares an innovative idea yet to be explored by startups – a service for getting together at places with friends of friends.

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India: From Stone Pelting In Kashmir Streets To Facebook Protests

18 July 2010

Indian administered Kashmir valleys are boiling over tensions and rage against Indian security forces over killing of a number of young protesters. An SMS ban ensued to stop rumors and Kashmiri youths are increasingly relying on social media tools to share news and carry on with their protests amidst crack down on them.

Russia: A governor in the gaul?

18 July 2010

LJ user bobasta discusses [RUS] ongoing speculations if it really was the governor of Saratov, Pavel Ipatov, who was caught by Italian police on a yacht in the Mediterranean last week on suspicion of smuggling.

Somalia: Islam or barbarism?

18 July 2010

Nkwazi Mhango questions the recent ban on bras and beard shaving in Somalia by Somali terrorist groups: “With shock and dismay, I read news that men in Somali capital were given 30 days to mandatory grow beards and trim their mustaches.”

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Thailand: Texting Troubles for the Prime Minister

18 July 2010

When Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva assumed office in 2008, he sent an SMS to millions of Thai mobile phone users asking for unity. Now he is facing a corruption charge for receiving a "gift" from telecom companies. He is also accused of violating the privacy of cell phone consumers

Japan: A short documentary-post on Tuvalu

18 July 2010

Photographer Ken Umemoto dedicates a post [ja] to Tuvalu [en] and the disastrous effects of human intervention and climate change on the island. The post also includes fascinating “auteur photos”,

Nigeria: More violence in Maza, near Jos

18 July 2010

Carmen McCain reports fresh killings near Jos, a city still recovering from deadly riots earlier in the year. “It is with a sick feeling in my stomach that I post this. One of my friends, Godfrey Saeed Selbar… called me around 11:51am this morning, telling me that there had been...

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