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28 August 2010

Stories from 28 August 2010

Southeast Asia: Durian, the “King of Fruits”

Durian is the ‘king of fruits’ in Southeast Asia. It is known for its strong smell and taste which are appreciated and detested at the same time by many people....

Russia: Khimki Forest and Bono's “Intervention”

Japan: Execution chamber opened to the public

Chile: Miners record on a video their living conditions

Australia: Left Perspectives on Hung Parliament

Vietnam: Urban farmers in Hanoi

Thailand: Elitist education and politics

Thailand: Street ice cream

Thailand: Learn Thai language through Skype

Thailand: Yellow Fever Vaccination

Thailand: Attitude towards migrant workers

Thailand: “Chicken fights”

Philippines: “Hong Kong, our apology for what happened”

The recent hostage-taking of Hong Kong nationals in Manila, which has roused worldwide indignation over the bloodshed, has led Filipinos to write apologies via a Facebook page.

Togo: Journalist Didier Ledoux Brutalized Again, Newspaper Fined 90,000 euros

Madagascar: Radio Soatalily in Toliary Sacked