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10 August 2012

Daily archive · 8 posts

Stories from 10 August 2012

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South Korea: President's Unprecedented Visit to Disputed Islands a Smokescreen?

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made an unprecedented and highly controversial visit to the Dokdo islands. However, skepticism and suspicion grow strong in the Korean Twittersphere, with many calling the...

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Chile: Doubts Over Origin of Violence at Student Protests

Last Wednesday, August 8, 2012, thousands of students tried to march on the Alameda avenue in downtown Santiago in a non-authorized protest that ended up with three public transportation buses...

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Morocco: Students Demand Education Reform

In July, a group of Moroccan students launched a Facebook page called "The Union of Moroccan Students to Change the Education System". In less than a month, it attracted unprecedented...

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United States: MundoFox, More of the Same?

On 13 August 2012 a new TV channel MundoFox will officially begin broadcasting, becoming the fifth channel to join others in transmitting Hispanic content in the United States.

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Kirani James Delivers on Grenada's Olympic Dream

Earlier this week, Kirani James won the Gold Medal in the Men's 400 Metres race at the London Olympics with a time of 43.94, making him the first person from...

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Zambia: Chinese Mining Boss Allegedly Killed by Striking Workers

The tragic death of a Chinese supervisor at a coal mine in southern Zambia allegedly at the hands of striking workers demanding the implementation of the new minimum wage policy...

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Should Singapore ‘Import’ Athletes to Win Olympic Medals?

The bronze medal victory of Feng Tianwei, a Chinese-born athlete who represented Singapore in the 2012 London Olympics, has ignited debate whether the Singapore government should exert more effort to...

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Colombia Achieves Historic Results in London 2012

With 6 medals up until now, the Colombian delegation that is participating in the London Olympics has achieved the best performance in the history of Colombia in the Olympic Games.

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