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10,000 Otaku Vote on Which Anime Heroine Looks Best in a Swimsuit

In honor of the season, Charapedia got 10,000 otaku to vote for which anime heroine looks best in a swimsuit. The breakdown of participants included …

Why Twitter Parody Accounts Should Stay Anonymous

Earlier this month, after maintaining anonymity for three years, Josh Friedland, a freelance writer, announced that he was behind @RuthBourdain, a Twitter account that combined the food writer Ruth Reichl’s often rapturous accounts of food with the sarcasm and vulgarity of Anthony Bourdain. The …

An Afghan Minister Fires Back At Impeachment Attempt

If you think it's tough being a Cabinet secretary in the U.S., having to deal with the demands of a fiercely partisan Congress and testify a few times a year, try being the Afghan interior minister.<p>"I have been summoned by the lower house 93 times, and 79 times by the upper house," says Ghulam …

Turkish protests drive mixed reactions among political moderates

Like their names, Emrah and Emre have some similarities.<p>They are both from Ankara, the capital of Turkey.<p>They both come from religious Muslim backgrounds.<p>They both consider themselves politically moderate.<p>But their reactions to the recent protests in Turkey, and to the ruling Justice and …

Afghan violence: Three Isaf soldiers killed in attack

<b>Three members of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force have been killed in a bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, the force says.</b><p>A suicide attacker on a donkey blew himself up as a convoy of Afghan and foreign soldiers drove past in Wardak Province, a local official said.<p>In June, Nato …

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