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17 October 2010

Stories from 17 October 2010

Japan: Udon noodle to cause water pollution

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...

Saudi Arabia: Calls to Free Samar Albadawi

Samar Albadawi, a divorced Saudi woman is currently being held in Brayman jail in Jeddah for disobeying her father. While some netizens are furious others are skeptical about her case...

Morocco: “Driving to Civility”

Moroccan writer and traveler Ahmed T.B. describes his journey in a taxi through the hellish Casablanca traffic as a new and controversial driving code is being put in place.

Bhutan: Archery And Poor Safety Measures

KarmaCW at Kuzu Bhutan Weblog writes about the popularity of archery, the Bhutan’s national sport, and the need to establish proper safety regulations to prevent freak accidents.

Sri Lanka: Why The Students Protest

“Sri Lankan University students regularly protest and the police regularly beat them up,” opines Indi.ca and discusses the reasons behind their protests.

Bangladesh: Celebrating Cricket Victory

Faisal Caesar at All Round View describes how Bangladesh cricket team triumphed over New Zealand by beating them 4-0 in an ODI series.

Taiwan: Problems with renewable energy policy

Michael Turton discusses how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposes policies which would increase the use of renewable energy.

Malaysia: Budget 2011 Announced

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...

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

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...

Brazil: It gets better

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

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...

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

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...

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