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
  • 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.