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14 November 2010

Stories from 14 November 2010

Singapore: Rising Gang Violence

Twitter hashtags #slashing and #369 became trending topics a few days ago. They refer to the slashing incidents in Singapore involving a youth gang called 3-6-9. Netizens are worried and...

Bangladesh: Not Everyone Can Fly

Bangladesh Corporate Blog criticizes the ailing airlines industry in Bangladesh comparing with the service and growth of Air Asia.

Bangladesh: The Missing Flight

Shahidul Alam shares the bitter experience of waking up early and going to airport to catch a flight of a Bangladeshi airlines- only to find out that the flight shown...

Iran: Mehdi Khazali, jailed blogger was released

Several news sites reported that Mehdi Khazali, jailed blogger and physician was released on 200000 dollars bail.

Egypt: Vodafone Egypt Advertisement Stirs Controversy

A new advertisement for Vodafone Egypt featuring ninth century Muslim scientist Abbas Ibn Firnas as a mad man who would not surf the internet to see how his attempt to...

North Korea: A Closer Look At North Korea, By A Russian Web Designer

Photos of North Korea taken by a Russian web designer, has been retweeted by @chakanangma, @demoon84 and many other South Korean Twitterers.

Japan: “Investigations in Suburban Tokyo”

Chris Berthelsen from a-small-lab posted his slides for a workshop titled “Transforming Neighbourhoods – Tokyo/Berlin“, where he investigates the city of Tokyo for hints of “usable cities”.

Singapore: Human Rights Film Festival

FreedomFilmFest 2010 in Singapore is the first ever human rights film festival to be held in Singapore. The films to be screened are from Malaysia.

Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew to become Prime Minister again?

Singapore's Minister Mentor and former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is rumored to be running again in the coming general elections. Kuan Yew is 87 years old.

Singapore General Election Portal

This portal contains manifestos, media releases, statements, and blogposts about the social, economic and political issues that will be raised in the next general election in Singapore next year.

Philippines: Pacquaio boxing victory dominates twitter

Fans tweeting the Pacquaio-Margarito boxing match have dominated the twitter trending topics. The popular hashtags are #pacquiao, #margarito, Mayweather, FILIPINO PRIDE, Congrats Manny, and Pacquiao-Margarito

Japan: “100 English Dreams” by Christiana Aretta

100 English Dreams is a visual storytelling project by Christiana Aretta in support of the JET program, in which she asked her Japanese elementary school students, “Do you think you...

Myanmar: Suu Kyi is free at last

She has been in prison for 15 years in the past 21 years, but now she is free at last. Burmese pro-democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

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