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25 September 2010

Stories from 25 September 2010

India: Banning Non P2P SMS

Rajesh Jain at Emergic criticizes the ban on all bulk SMS and MMS in India to prevent mass mobilization of people before and after the Ayodhya verdict.

Bhutan: ‘Happiness’ As A Millennium Development Goal

It was nice to have a little laughter - even whimsical as it may have been - when the PM of Bhutan proposed “Happiness” be included as the 9th Millennium...

Nobel Peace Prize should go to Liu Xiaobo

Xu Youyu, philosopher and professor with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, wrote an open letter (English translation here) to call for international support for this year's Nobel Peace Prize...

Japan: Relics of a US Army-Air Force base

Ruins explorer and novelist Michael John Grist documented through pictures [en] what remains of Camp Drake, a joint US Army/Air Force base in Saitama (north of Tokyo) active until the...

The Invisible Border Between Ecuador and Colombia

The Colombia-Ecuador border is once again a contentious issue. Both countries have a border of 586 km and with it a long history of conflict, mutual accusations and reports of...

South Korea:Soap Opera Fans Damaging Traditional Constructions

The Jeonju Hanok village is a treasured tourism spot where hundreds of traditional houses are preserved. A famous historical soap opera is being filmed there, and its fans have molested...

China: Ai Weiwei's English Tweets

A group of volunteers help prominent artist-activist, Ai Weiwei, to translate his Chinese tweets into English.

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