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20 January 2014

Stories from 20 January 2014

One Million Yuan to Hire a Girlfriend for Chinese New Year

"I'm too busy with work, mom is pressuring me to get married, so I sincerely plan to hire a girlfriend to take home."

Despite Controversial Past, Indian PM Candidate Narendra Modi's Star on the Rise

Chief Minister of India's western state Gujarat Narendra Modi is a polemic figure for his hotly debated role in the deadly 2002 riots in the state between Hindus and Muslims.

Uruguay Among 10 Most Ethical Destinations for Fourth Consecutive Year

Every year, Ethical Traveler chooses the top ten countries to visit in the developing world. These countries must demonstrate commitment to the conservation of their natural resources.

South Korea Accused of Rewriting History in High School Textbook

The South Korean government is blamed for favoring textbooks that support their political views and grant them excuses for their past flaws.

Is the Vybz Kartel Trial an Opportunity for Jamaica?

Jamaican music has always captured the global imagination, especially when celebrities become outlaws. One blogger suggests that the Vbyz Kartel murder trial holds valuable lessons about legal and social justice.

European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

How Much Longer Can Russia's Zuckerberg, Pavel Durov, Survive at Vkontakte?

RuNet Echo

Today, the notoriously Kremlin-connected newspaper Izvestia published an article claiming that Durov had resigned as head of Vkontakte, taking most of the staff with him to work on another project.

Jamaica: MLK Recognises the Role of Garvey

Catherine Samba-Panza, Mayor of Bangui, Elected as Transitional President of Central African Republic

Photos: Chinese New Year Holiday Travel Rush

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