International News Archive - April 10, 2012

Iran Planning 'Clean Internet'

The Iranian government will step up its censorship efforts this summer with a new national intranet that restricts access to services like Google, Yahoo!, and Hotmail, according to an official statement released this week.


Chinese sales of phones running Google’s Android operating system are outpacing all other platforms in the world’s biggest mobile phone market, according to a report from Analysys International, a Beijing-based market research company.

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.