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2 August 2012

Stories from 2 August 2012

Macedonia: Decades-Old International Poetry Festival in Focus

Portugese filmmaker André Soares published a short video documentary about the Struga Poetry Evenings, an international poetry festival held in Macedonia since 1962.

Pakistan: Engineer Claims to Invent Water-Fuelled Engine

A Pakistani engineer claims that he can run a car on a water-fuelled engine. Pakistan is currently going through a severe power crisis, so the proud inventor Agha Waqar Ahmad...

Colombia: Eye on Fashion Week

Fashion fair Colombiamoda was held in Medellin, Colombia, between July 24 and 26, 2012. The fair, which includes runway shows, lectures and other events related to fashion, was followed closely...

Global: BRICS vs. NATO – Battlefield of Ideas on Interventions

China’s and Russia’s recent decision to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria -has reignited the debate over the relationship between 'new' powers Brazil, Russia, India, China and...

Latin America: LibreBus Preps for Southern Cone Tour

Chile: Olympic Athletes Bring London 2012 to Fans

Chilean athletes who are competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games have been active on Twitter, sharing their experiences and hopes, and also chatting with their fans.

Create UNAOC 2012: Apps and Games for Intercultural Dialogue

The recently launched Create UNAOC 2012 competition is an opportunity for developers across the world to produce innovative apps and mobile games to promote intercultural dialogue, in a bid to...

Bangladesh: High Hopes for Bangla Supported Mobiles

In Bangladesh use of SMS is very low because most imported handsets do not support the Bangla language. To deliver the benefits that mobile technology can bring, development of Bangla...

MENA: Bridge Blog for Maghreb and Arab Gulf States

A Moroccan-American blogger Samia Errazzouki and a stateless blogger from Kuwait Mona Kareem have joined hands to start a new blog which tackles the stereotypes between the Maghreb (North Africa)...

Russia: Politician Presents Handgun Ownership Proposal

RuNet Echo

"Given the most humble assessments, weapons barons stand to earn more than 746 billion within a decade.. bureaucrats will get their own cut from issuing licenses, carrying and purchase permits,...

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