Iranian street protests hit big screen in Venice

Iranian street protests hit big screen in Venice

911_iranVENICE, Sept 11 – Twenty one-year-old Iranian director Hana Makhmalbaf brings the bloody street protests that followed June’s presidential vote to the big screen in a film looking at the hopes and frustrations of the country’s youth.

“Green Days” focuses on the run-up to the election on the streets of Tehran and features interviews with ordinary young people, mostly supporters of opposition candidate Mirhossein Mousavi.

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South American Bodybuilding Championships (Female)

Nidia Hermosilla (43) of Paraguay, Danusa Ruiz (44) of Brazil and Yessica Fernandez (42) of Argentina pose during the South American Bodybuilding Championships in Lima, Sept 11, 2009. – Reuters pic, Malaysian Insider

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Jordan takes place in Hall of Fame

Jordan takes place in Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, Sept 11 — Michael Jordan, considered by many the greatest basketball player of all time, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame yesterday.

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South Korea’s latest export: Its alphabet

South Korea’s latest export: Its alphabet

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept 12 — South Korea has long felt under-recognized for its many achievements: it built an economic powerhouse from the ruins of a vicious war in just decades and, after years of authoritarian rule, has created one of Asia’s most vibrant democracies.

Now, one South Korean woman, Lee Ki-nam, is determined to wring more recognition from the world with an unusual export: the Korean alphabet.

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Anti-Malaysia (Malingsia) or “ganyang malaysia” fever migrates to Internet

Anti-Malaysia (Malingsia) or

“ganyang malaysia” fever

migrates to Internet

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 – While anti-Malaysia protests in Indonesia have subsided on the streets, angry Indonesians are still taking to the Internet to express their anger against their neighbours.

Hundreds of thousands of netizens have joined groups such as Anti-Malaysia (Malingsia) and Ganyang Malaysia on social networking site Facebook.

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Reuters:Police investigate MI6 for possible torture

LONDON, Sept 12 – British police are investigating the possible complicity in torture by intelligence service agents operating overseas after repeated government denials that any such abuses took place.

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Transformation of gov’t delivery system to begin, says Malaysian PM

Transformation of gov’t delivery system to begin,

says Malaysian PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 – The government is set to begin the transformation process in strengthening the efficiency of its delivery system, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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