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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.

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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.