The online community reacts to the terrorist attacks in Pakistan with videos and blogging. Also in this edition of Web news, a campaign to turn out voters for the European elections and a cat that plays piano (video).
After eight years of troubled marriage, media giant Time Warner has unveiled its plans to spin off the entire AOL Internet unit by the end of the year. AOL is to become an independent, publicly traded company.
Today on the Net: Web users have their say on the appointment of a first Hispanic judge to the US Supreme Court; hailing the murderer of a Chinese official celebrated; and the death of the world’s oldest blogger.
In this edition: Web users mobilise for the Pakistani civilians displaced by the offensive against the Taliban; and a Youtube video competition to denounce the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In this edition: strong online reactions after North Korea's second nuclear test, in defiance of the international community; in China, a road accident creates heated debate in the blogosphere; Iran blocks networking site Facebook.
This week on The Observers: blogger Yoani Sanchez tests the limits of internet access in Cuba's hotels; our observers in Mexico and Egypt give us the latest on swine flu; factories in China; and Brazil's daredevil graffiti artists, the "pichadores."
A video posted on the Internet showing infanticide in some Amazon tribes has reignited debate in Brazil over the controversial practice. But NGOs defending the rights of these minorities are accusing the campaign of being an attempt at manipulation.
Conservative US Web users are increasingly having a go at President Barack Obama's economic policy. Also in today's edition: German bloggers prepare to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The scandal that has rocked the UK's political establishment over expense claims by British lawmakers has proved a big hit among Web users. Also in this edition: finding the world's best swine flu song.