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17 October 2010

Stories from 17 October 2010

Japan: Udon noodle to cause water pollution

  17 October 2010

On Blog Action Day, Japanstyle reported the news [en] that udon (thick wheat-flour noodle) caused water pollution in Kagawa Prefecture (Shikoku Island). According to the post, the problem would be the poor drainage system as “In the region without sewer, the water left over after boiling udon which contained high...

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Malaysia: Budget 2011 Announced

  17 October 2010

The 2011 budget of the Malaysian government was unveiled by the Prime Minister yesterday. The budget includes, among others, a plan to build a 100-storey tower and a Mass Rapid Transit system in the capital. Bloggers share their reactions to the government's budget proposal.

Brazil: gathering outside printers to stop spread of anti-Dilma pamphlets

  17 October 2010

Rodrigo Vianna at Escrevinhador [pt] writes that around 60 people gathered in front of a São Paulo graphic printers in the early hours of this morning to prevent the distribution of pamphlets allegedly commissioned by a Catholic Bishop attacking presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff. Soon after news of the gathering spread, it...

Brazil: It gets better

  17 October 2010

Hugo Lorenzetti Neto posts a moving open facebook note [pt] in support of the “struggle to end intolerance and violence against homosexuals, and suicide motivated simply by being different”.

Brazil: Encounters and Dialogues on Lusophone Cultures

  17 October 2010

From 18-22 October there are “lusophone encounters and dialogues” [pt] with Portuguese language African countries at the Federal University of Ceará. The Brazilian University hosts the 3rd edition of the festival that aims to reflect about cultural influences and common identities. Follow on Twitter. @IIIFestivalUFC.

China: Declaration on Liu Xiaobo's award of Nobel Peace Prize

  17 October 2010

Bullogger contains a declaration on Liu Xiaobo's award of Nobel Peace Prize, signed by hundreds of intellectuals, writers, journalists, lawyers and other citizens, including Xu Youyu and Cui Weiping. It is available in Chinese, English, French and Japanese.

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