News services and web companies increase Farsi services in light of Iranian political situation

Friday, June 19, 2009 Several organizations have increased their Farsi services in the wake of the events surrounding the recent presidential election. Google has added Farsi-to-English translation as one of its translation options to its Google Translate service. Similarly, Facebook has launched a Farsi version of its web site. The BBC has increased the number…

Police crackdown on illegal tow operations in Sydney

Friday, June 30, 2006 New South Wales Police, in connection with the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority, Tow Truck Authority and Centrelink (the agency responsible for providing income support) conducted random checks on tow trucks on Thursday. The checks were carried out in Bankstown, a suburb in Sydney’s South-West. According to police, 50 tow trucks…

Mobile phones to help fight AIDS in Africa

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 Mobile phones are to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. Health-care workers will be able to report current health data from the field to a central database using their mobile phones, under a project to be launched with the help of leading phone companies and the U.S. government. The US$10 million project, called…

On the campaign trail in the USA, September 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016 The following is the fifth edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: an arrest warrant is issued for the Green Party presidential…

News briefs:May 06, 2010

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