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12 September 2013

Stories from 12 September 2013

Chilean Education: ‘No More Market Mechanisms, No More SIMCE’

Stop SIMCE [es] or (“Alto al SIMCE” in Spanish) is a campaign organized by a group of academics, teachers and students who want to put an end to the Education...

How Russians Read Putin's NYT Op-Ed on Syria

Many RuNet users have hailed the President’s overture as something of a needed display of Russian moral authority on the world stage.

Peruvian Singer Criticizes ‘Free Riders’ and Gets Dose of His Own Medicine

Peruvian singer Julio Andrade releases a song and receives harsh criticism on social networks.

Maldives Presidential Votes Will Need A Second Round

88% of the 240,000 voters in Maldives voted last Saturday (7 September, 2013) to elect a president, hoping to end the long political turmoil. As Mohamed Nasheed, the first elected...

VIDEO: Exploring the Galapagos Islands with Google Maps

Google Maps has released a video on their trip “to collect 360-degree Street View imagery” of the Galapagos Islands. The blog Lat Long explains: The extensive Street View imagery of the...

Comments On The Proposed RTI Bill Of Bhutan

The Bhutanese Prime Minister has sought comments on the proposed Right to Information (RTI) Bill that is due discussed during the upcoming Parliament session. In a long letter to the...

UNESCO Patron of First SEE Science Promotion Conference in Serbia

The Center for the Promotion of Science (CPN), under UNESCO patronage, is hosting the First Regional Science Promotion Conference with the aim of gathering science promotion professionals, practitioners and enthusiasts...

500 Retweets Will Now Get You Three Years in Prison in China

Sharing information on the Internet that is defamatory or "harms national interest" could land China's Internet users in jail.

Thai Airways Blacks Out Logo After Runway Accident

It's standard procedure according to airline officials but it became a PR disaster for the company.

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