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Malaysian lawmaker convicted of biting policeman

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 12:07PM UTC

A Malaysian court convicted a prominent opposition lawmaker Thursday of biting a policeman at an illegal protest — a verdict that could cause him to lose his Parliament seat. Tian Chua was found guilty in the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court on charges of hurting a policeman who tried to stop

Need to know Korean animal sounds?

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 11:10AM UTC

This site has a very cool collection of recordings of how people from various countries, including Korea and Japan, pronounce the sounds made by various animals. Definitely give it a listen.

A methodological note on political and social commentary

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 9:48AM UTC

It is always difficult to present a critical perspective, particularly in an environment where there isn’t an “other” point of view in the ideological space. There are different problems with each empirical case. Take for example, Singapore, where the common refrain has been “if you’re not for the government, you’re

Geez, guys, quit losing your stuff

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 9:04AM UTC

Original article. A study has found that the number of items left behind in subway cars by passengers on Seoul Subway lines one through eight has been rapidly increasing each year. According to research published on October 21 by the Seoul Metro, which operates lines one through four, and the

China mob trials transfix a nation

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 8:28AM UTC

After she refused a corrupt cop’s demand that she turn her teahouse into an illegal casino, three thugs beat Chen Yanling with electric batons, sending her to the hospital for nearly a month. Chen is now getting some vicarious revenge, joining the throngs outside a courthouse where modern-day China’s biggest,

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