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10 July 2013

Stories from 10 July 2013

Korean Culture to Blame in Asiana Crash?

  10 July 2013

As more details are coming out about the Asiana Airlines plane crash which claimed two lives and injured 181 passengers, Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller ‘Outliers’ has been widely quoted in articles and online venues. The book points Korea's hierarchical culture as the main contributing factor of the 1997 Korean Airlines Plane Crash at Guam airport. The Marmots Hole...

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Several Blasts Shake Buddhist Temple In Northeastern India

  10 July 2013

The Mahabodhi temple complex, a Buddhist pilgrimage site in northeastern India, was hit by multiple explosions, leaving two people believed to be Tibetan monks injured. The attack was condemned by Buddhists in India and its neighboring countries. The temple is one of the four main pilgrimage sites of the Buddhists.

Intra-urban Displacement in Medellín, Colombia

  10 July 2013

[…] ultimately, every one of the thousands of people displaced within Medellin faces the same grim choice: Lose your house, job, and community — or lose your life. James Bargent in In Sight Crime writes about intra-urban displacement -“when victims are displaced to a different part of the same city”-...

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Serbia Rises to Save 600-Year-Old Oak Tree

  10 July 2013

As a plan to remove Istanbul's Gezi park sparked a mass uprising in Turkey in recent weeks, the people of Serbia were faced with a similar fight. A planned highway was set to destroy a 600-year-old oak tree in central Serbia, but after days of protests, the government seems to...

Crowdsourcing Student Ideas via Facebook

  10 July 2013

Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Indian State of Gujarat is crowdsourcing opinions from students. He posted on his Facebook page an appeal to students and youngsters from across the Country to share their opinion on what they think went wrong in the Nation that a “Trust Deficit” has been...

Grenada: Electronic Media Ignorance?

  10 July 2013

Grenada's controversial Electronic Crimes Bill will be debated today in Parliament, but Blah Bloh Blog is “at a loss as to how they are going to establish such legislation…given the very well-known fact that literally NO ONE in the government…knows anything about computers, the internet, electronic communications or social media.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Cell Phone Photography

  10 July 2013

This year’s crop of mobile phones in particular make it possible to take excellent photographs, some of which rival those from more professional equipment in good light. Mark Lyndersay takes a look at the evolution of cell phone photography.

Indian Blogger Forced To Delete Post

  10 July 2013

Prasant Naidu at Lighthouse Insights reports that film critic, journalist and blogger Soumyadipta Banerjee was apparently forced to delete a recent blogpost. He wrote a post at his BollywoodJournalist blog describing the life and death of Constable Ravindra Patil, the only eye witness in Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s famous 2002...

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