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FireChat in Hong Kong: How an app tapped its way into the protests

The revolution will not be televised but it will be tweeted, instant messaged or, in the case of Hong Kong, broadcast on mesh networks like FireChat.<p>FireChat -- an 'off-the-grid' smartphone app -- emerged this month as the technological glue holding Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests together and a …

At the heart of China's legal (and illegal) trade with North Korea

The sun is rising over the Yalu River and North Korea.<p>Revolutionary music pumped through loudspeakers wafts over to China. Back across the river, work groups can be seen stirring for a day's toil in the fields. Over here in China, a tourist tout is trying to sell us North Korean currency. "Good …

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South Korea leader visits scene of vent grate collapse at concert

South Korea's prime minster toured the scene of the latest deadly tragedy to befall the Asian nation Friday in Seongnam, south of Seoul.<p>Video of the scene showed Chung Hong-won, along with rescue officials, inspecting the gaping, cement hole that swallowed up concertgoers as they were standing on a …

Hong Kong protests: Why is Mong Kok important?

Student leaders in Hong Kong are calling on supporters of the ongoing pro-democracy movement there to resist using violence when confronting police.<p>Their plea comes after several nights of clashes between demonstrators and riot police at the second-largest protest site, in the Hong Kong …

50%比3%的認養率差別 決定流浪動物的生與死



本文作者:Tatsuya<p><b>大规模捕杀流浪动物事件</b>:2012年初,乌克兰为顺利举办欧洲杯赛事,避免发生流浪动物攻击游客,传染狂犬病,在本国,特别是4个举办城市,大规模捕杀流浪狗。2009年5月,中国陕西洋县因频繁出现流浪狗、野狗攻击人,导致多人感染狂犬病死亡,采取了捕杀流浪狗、野狗的政策。类似这样大规模捕杀流浪动物,特别是流浪狗的新闻并不鲜见。尤其是扑杀时采用的不人道的方式,如投毒、淹死、电死甚至直接用棍棒打死,也加剧了很多犬只主人、爱好者及动物保护团队的愤怒。(题图来自:Shutterstock。)<p><b>困惑</b>:流浪狗/猫造成了社会及生态问题(具体内容请看:【流浪猫狗之惑】受难的天使还是隐藏的杀手?), …


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