2 August 2012

Stories from 2 August 2012

Pakistan: Engineer Claims to Invent Water-Fuelled Engine

  2 August 2012

A Pakistani engineer claims that he can run a car on a water-fuelled engine. Pakistan is currently going through a severe power crisis, so the proud inventor Agha Waqar Ahmad is the talk of the town in mainstream and social media, with some praising the innovation, and others making fun of it.

Colombia: Eye on Fashion Week

  2 August 2012

Fashion fair Colombiamoda was held in Medellin, Colombia, between July 24 and 26, 2012. The fair, which includes runway shows, lectures and other events related to fashion, was followed closely by experts and citizens who used social networks to cover and discuss the event.

Global: BRICS vs. NATO – Battlefield of Ideas on Interventions

  2 August 2012

China’s and Russia’s recent decision to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria -has reignited the debate over the relationship between 'new' powers Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - the BRICS - with 'old' powers - NATO - in international interventions.

Latin America: LibreBus Preps for Southern Cone Tour

  2 August 2012

The LibreBus project, born in Central America, is getting ready for their upcoming trip to the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay): “Travellers from various countries, with different skills, will set out once again, united by a common objective: the spreading of Free Culture and the promotion of an...

Create UNAOC 2012: Apps and Games for Intercultural Dialogue

  2 August 2012

The recently launched Create UNAOC 2012 competition is an opportunity for developers across the world to produce innovative apps and mobile games to promote intercultural dialogue, in a bid to avoid global conflicts and tension. Find out how to submit your idea.

Bangladesh: High Hopes for Bangla Supported Mobiles

  2 August 2012

In Bangladesh use of SMS is very low because most imported handsets do not support the Bangla language. To deliver the benefits that mobile technology can bring, development of Bangla language support for mobile phone is essential.

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