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9 October 2013

Stories from 9 October 2013

China's Air Pollution Monitoring Network: Too Little, Too Late?

Heavy smog descended on Beijing and the surrounding area over the recent week-long holiday, pressuring Chinese authorities to unveil a pollution monitoring system. Netizens were not satisfied.

For the Russian Opposition Olympic Flames Burn Cold

RuNet Echo

Over a million people have watched a YouTube video of an Olympic torch being lit with a lighter, after the flame went during the 2014 torch relay.

Conserving South Asian River Dolphin in Bangladesh

Amid More Political Discord, Kyrgyzstan's Media Suffers

As Kyrgyzstan's Kumtor gold mine continues to stir political friction, anonymous "sources" cited by mainstream media claim to have all the answers.

Join Us On “The Bridge”

The Bridge

Global Voices gets personal with "The Bridge", our new original writing section launching October 10.

Teachers Strike and Protest on Spanish Balearic Islands to Defend the Catalan Language

An indefinite teachers' strike and protests in the streets are clamoring against a new regional education law which displaces Catalan in schools.

Hong Kong Journalists Kicked Out of APEC After Questioning Philippine President

The journalists had asked President Aquino III if he would apologize to the victims and their families of the 2010 Manila hostage incident. Netizens and political groups call for a...

Saying Good-bye to Baseballer Mariano Rivera

Panamanian pitcher Mariano Rivera retires from professional baseball, leaving behind a series of records that will be hard to break. The media and social networks paid their respects.

Costa Rica's ‘Green Judges’ vs. Illegal Property Developers

White American Claims to Be Kenya's First Female Maasai Warrior

In her book, Mindy Budgor details her journey to be the first female Maasai warrior, a status traditionally reserved for men. Her story has sparked intense debate online.

Chinese Netizens React: What is Patriotism?

Singapore’s Tuition Craze

Private tuition or tutoring centers are proliferating in Singapore as parents continue to spend more money to improve the education of their children. Is this good or bad?

Underwear Bombardment on North Korea?

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