Today we begin by taking the plunge into German politics following the latest election. Then we look at the well dressed friendly new president of Iran. In Sudan oil prices and budget problems are causing mass protests. While in Myanmar the kids are getting more and more digital. NYC's air is cleaner than ever. NEWZ Source this week: The Bangkok Post.
This week we review the Syria situation once more now that the UN has published its report on the use of chemical weapons. In our ongoing series on elections we talk about the impressive outcome for the current leader of Rwanda. Mark discusses aspects of a longer article about the effects of US military aid on Colombia. We look at the situation of Thai rubber farmers with dwindling rubber prices on the worlds markets and on the effects the spending cuts on the greek health care system. Last but not least we look this mysterious sovereign wealth fund of wealthy Norway and provide another NEWZ source for you: In These Times.
The mostly human team of Newz of the World has intrepidly clicked and filed the most exciting pieces of journalism and is ready to present it to you, dear listener. We are starting of with the always popular reporting on the popular vote which has been cast in Australia, Norway and Moscow (among others) and we of course also share our views, insights and questions about the most recent diplomatic turns in the crisis around the war in Syria.
After pointing to the recent fate of a journalist personally known to Mark, we point you to some excellent entertainment provided by South Africa's latest news channel that specializes in "sunshine journalism" and disfunctional presentation skills. As an alternative not only for South Africans we also mention the latest extension to the Al Jazeera network, the "Al Jazeera America" channel that focuses on the US public.
This week we begin with an update as Syria intervention is debated in Europe and North America. The UN reports that Zimbabwe will need food aid this winter. Venezuela, meanwhile, is facing its own food shortages. In an effort to handle radioactive water in Fukushima, an ice wall will be built. Renewable energy in Germany getting cheaper despite the political debate that rages on. Report shows that the poorest of Costa Rica actually live some of the longest lives in the world. Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea to hang with the young leader. Newz Source for this week is Clean Technica, for those who want information about sustainability and alternative energy.
This week it is a question of if and what kind of intervention will take place in Syria. The French president warns of big trouble in the Central African Republic. Every student in Liberia fails the University entrance exam. Putin in ladies underwear painting is confiscated by police. Zuckerberg unveils internet.org. And Shafiur Rahman's breathtaking Beggars of Bangladesh photos. NEWZ Source for this week is an internet classic, slate.com.