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International News Archive - January 16, 2012

Chinese Embrace Microblogging, Internet Population Exceeds 500 Million

More than a third of China’s 1.4 billion residents are now Internet friendly with nearly half of those microblogging on weibo -- China’s version of Twitter -- voicing their opinions on everything from major events to corruption and scandals.

Pro-Palestinian Hackers Disrupt Israeli Stock Exchange

On Monday Israeli officials reported that online hackers had targeted a number of the nation’s critical industries, launching a small-scale but coordinated cyber attack against the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), Israel’s El Al Airlines and three national banks.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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