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Unesco Puts World's Major Works Online

ERIC PFANNER The New York Times 04/22/2009
Chavez’ book gift to Obama tops bestseller lists

PORT OF SPAIN (AFP) – A book accusing the United States of being a neo-colonial bully in the Americas has rocketed up the sales charts, after a copy was given as a gift by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to US leader Barack Obama.

Unesco Puts World's Major Works Online

PARIS — One of the world’s oldest novels has just become one of the newest. “The Tale of Genji,” an 11th-century Japanese romp that is sometimes called the first true novel, is among about 1,250 books, maps, artworks and other cultural items that went on display online Tuesday in an international library supported by Unesco and the U.S. Library of Congress.

YouTube-assembled orchestra plays Carnegie Hall to sold-out crowd

Erica Pearson and Bill Hutchinson New York Daily News 04/16/2009

Obama's half-sister signs book deal

Alison Flood The Guardian 04/03/2009
YouTube-assembled orchestra plays Carnegie Hall to sold-out crowd

They came from 33 countries to achieve Internet history and answer the age-old question, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"

Obama's half-sister signs book deal

Her half-brother is a bestselling author, as well as president of the United States, so Maya Soetoro-Ng, who has just signed a book deal, is likely to be hoping that some of Obama family magic will have rubbed off on her.

Startling campaign outlines the dangers of gang culture

MARTYN McLAUGHLIN Scotsman 03/10/2009

Asean finally gets its own official anthem

KULTIDA SAMABUDDHI and THANIDA TANSUBHAPOL Bangkok Post 02/28/2009
Startling campaign outlines the dangers of gang culture

YOUNG people are being warned of the dangers of falling into street gangs with a dramatic new campaign launched by Scotland's largest police force.

Asean finally gets its own official anthem

It could take a long time before the Southeast Asian nations achieve all the ambitious goals they have laid out for themselves in the Asean Charter. But at least one of their missions has already been completed. That mission, demanded under Article 40 of the charter, stipulates that "Asean shall have an anthem".

Asean has a logo, an anthem - and now there is an Asean cartoon

THANIDA TANSUBHAPOL Bangkok Post 02/28/2009
 
Asean has a logo, an anthem - and now there is an Asean cartoon

In an effort to build more understanding about Asean - the Association of Southeast Asian Nations - among the young, the Foreign Ministry recently launched Asean Discovery, a cartoon in Thai.

 
 

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