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wnyc:

When it comes to Lego art, there’s good and there’s bad. See if you can spot the difference! 

http://bit.ly/YMAOjI

globalvoices:

We are not enemies

The massive rally has so far stood its ground against police attempts to clear the area with tear gas, pepper spray and batons, partially with the help of umbrellas.

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy ‘Occupy Central’ in Photos

globalvoices:

"A passerby tried to stop an anti-Occupy Central man from hurting two young people. The thug pointed at him in the face with a blade, saying, ‘You have the guts?’"

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Pro-Democracy Protesters Accuse Hong Kong Police of Allowing ‘Thugs’ to Attack Them

wnyc:

sideshow’s most recent guest, Christoph Niemann, just introduced the New Yorker cover to the animated GIF. Let’s celebrate. 

http://bit.ly/1oglxOX

sciencefriday:

Meet the “poop and paddle” - a floating, eco-friendly toilet.

And no, it doesn’t smell.

globalvoices:

One person has been left dead, nearly fifty climbers are severely injured, and ten people are missing after Mount Ontake, a popular climbing spot, in central Japan, erupted.

Video of Japan’s Mount Ontake Eruption as it Happened

globalvoices:

Soon after news of clashes spread on social media, many people rushed to the scene at midnight to join the student protest. 

Hundreds of riot police used pepper spray and batons to disperse peaceful student protesters at Hong Kong’s Civic Square earlier today, September 27. Roughly 75 protesters have been arrested.

Violent Clashes Between Hong Kong Police and Peaceful Student Protesters

wnyc:

Gotta start somewhere. 

—sean, sideshow

wnyc:

Two things:

1. Malkovich actually posed for these photos (and the dozens of others)
2. The photographer behind them doesn’t think they’re funny.

http://bit.ly/1v8j7aV

globalvoices:

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