Stories from 9 October 2013
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.
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.
Manish Datta, an EDGE fellow, is working to save the South Asian river dolphins in Bangladesh from a number of threats. In a blog he explains that a huge portion of the coastal people don’t even know that this is a species of dolphin and consume or kill them as...
As Kyrgyzstan's Kumtor gold mine continues to stir political friction, anonymous "sources" cited by mainstream media claim to have all the answers.
Global Voices gets personal with "The Bridge", our new original writing section launching October 10.
An indefinite teachers' strike and protests in the streets are clamoring against a new regional education law which displaces Catalan in schools.
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 boycott.
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.
In Culture Unplugged you can watch a short documentary called “Costa Rica, a Land for Sale“: Between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the smallest country in Central America is now the planet’s champion in biodiversity. However, for several years, the success of ecotourism has been driving Costa Rica...
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.
In the wake of the National Holidays, China's state media CCTV interviewed people on the streets and asked: “what is patriotism?”. You can imagine the huge gap in response between young and old (or conservative versus liberal). Offbeat China has translated some comments online and the discussion continues there, begging the question...
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?
A Swedish underwear brand launched a ridiculous Ad campaign entitled ‘Weapons of the Mass Seduction’ that pledges to drop 450 pairs of free underwear to the country voted the most in the poll on Oct 31 by an airdrop. North Korea, so far, was placed on top by garnering over 5,500 votes and news has...