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15 June 2009 15:15

  • Dutch courage: A hair-raising account of Dutch military heroics in Afghanistan in aid of Australian soldiers.
  • Iran and new media: Two Atlantic blog posts, one about the critical role of social media in the election itself, and another about how blogs are covering the election.
  • The Economist ranks the world's most liveable cities.
  • Kevin Rudd didn't like Terminator: Salvation. Joshua Gans wonders why.
  • The NY Times green energy blog offers some context to Japan's allegedly meager C02 emissions cuts proposal.
  • Five random things I learnt during a short visit to Iran in 2006:
    1. There is no call to prayer in Tehran.
    2. There is more political ire directed at Britain than at the US — other than Robert Mugabe, Iranians may be the only people left who think the Brits run things.
    3. Gardens alongside Tehran's major roads are immaculately tended, mostly by Afghan refugees.
    4. Iran has a huge illegal drug problem.
    5. Basic Instinct was once screened in Tehran. Well, sort of.

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