Archive For The “World” Category
To get into the spirit of May Day, slow-news-day.net looked up some fizzy May Day posters. Here’s some of the cool stuff found online.
A growing number of adults in the developed countries are choosing not to have children even if they could. Adults are opting to live the more care-free, less expensive life without burden of babies. Global birth rates have dropped almost by half from 1950′s to now (UNdata).
Remember the Danish caricatures of Prophet Mohammed and all the commotion they stirred? It started in the Fall of 2005. In Finland there was a little side episode in connection to the caricatures. The Finnish Government, headed by prime minister Matti Vanhanen, apologised to the Islamic world for the caricatures published by the Danish newspaper [...]
Anti-capitalist protesters have been demonstrating at Wall Street already for 13 days. The group of protesters gathered on September 17. “Occupy Wall Street” protests were inspired by the Arab Spring, particularly the protests in Cairo. Slow-news-day.net hasn’t found out any clear estimates on the number of protesters from the internet sources, but it would seem [...]
Although it doesn’t look as much, London’s museum ship Cutty Sark is to be opened to public in spring 2012. That’s at least what the Cutty Sark Trust promises. The pictures by slow-news-day.net were taken from behind the fence in Greenwich London on the 7th of August. You can check out the better views from [...]
Great Eastern Japan Earthquake hit a month ago on Friday, 11th of March. Triggering a tsunami, it struck hard several nuclear reactors at the Fukushima I powerplant. Since then workers at the plant have struggled to cool down the nuclear cores. Slow-news-day.net picked a few pictures from the past month depicting some of the events [...]
This sandstrom looks something like special effects from those Mummy movies – at least for us up north far away from the events. The storm darkened the skies over Kuwait in 25th of March 2011. What can be figured out of the description on this YouTube-video with Google translator, its uploader first thought this was [...]
Bacteria with a new genetic resistance to antibiotics have contaminated drinking water supply in the Indian capital of 14 million people, New Delhi. It is the first time the bacteria have been located in the wider environment outside a hospital. The gene has already invaded germs that cause cholera, dysentery and other major infections, and [...]