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August, 2013

Stories from August, 2013

31 August 2013

Crowdsourcing Malaysia’s 2014 Budget

Through the #bajet2014 website, Malaysians can give specific ideas in drafting the government's 2014 budget. They can also use the special page to approve or reject a particular proposal

Egypt Goes Quack Over #SpyDuck

Egypt arrested a “duck” - with a spying gadget. There is more to the duck than meets the eye. On Twitter, netizens grab the occasion to quack up jokes.

A Letter on Syria to Western Narcissists

Lebanon: The Smell of Death

1100 Year Old Hindu Temple Discovered in Bangladesh

Iran: Facebook Diplomacy

VIDEO: A Portrait of Equal Marriage in Brazil

Secrets To Enjoy Your Traffic Jam

Justice Goes Mobile for Residents of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

A fleet of buses painted in the colors of the Pakistani flag have been converted into traveling courtrooms.

Turkmenistan's National Cycling Day: Traditionalists, Penny-Pinchers and President-Pleasers

If you are a citizen of Turkmenistan, you had better be ready to don the Lycra and mount a bicycle: September 1 has been slated as National Cycling Day.

VIDEO: Angolan Prison Authorities Crack Down on Prisoners

30 August 2013

Don't Be Fooled by His Smile: Yekaterinburg's Evgeny Roizman Is Mad As Hell

RuNet Echo

It seems likely that Russia’s fourth largest city, Yekaterinburg, will soon have as its mayor Evgeny Roizman, one of Russia’s most peculiar public figures.

South Korea: 4500 Catholic Leaders Protest Against the Spy Agency Scandal

The Politics of Moscow's Migrant Crime Statistics

RuNet Echo

Moscow's next mayor will have little influence over domestic immigration policy, but that doesn't stop candidates from weighing in on the topic.

How Vietnam Got its Name

29 August 2013

South Koreans Call for Medical Checkups for Rescue Workers Dispatched to Fukushima

“Me & My Shadow”: Protecting Data on the Net

The Internet, mobile phones, and other such achievements of progress have become essential aspects of human existence, and have simplified communication between people and integrated them into a new space.

Ecuador Rallies in Defense of Yasuni National Park

Demonstrators demand that Yasuni National Park remain untouched nearly two weeks after President Correa announced the end of the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which sought to avoid oil drilling in the park.

Ghana's Supreme Court Tosses Case Challenging President's Legitimacy

The landmark decision dismissed a lawsuit from the opposition who argued that there were gross and widespread irregularities at more than 10,000 polling stations during presidential elections in December 2012.

Peruvian Merchants Burn Clothing to Protest Chinese Imports

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