Concessions by Tunisia's newly formed government failed to satisfy protesters, who took to the streets again Wednesday to demand that former allies of the ousted president relinquish power.
After weeks of violent clashes with police, the latest demonstrations were mostly peaceful. Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital, Tunis, hours before the country's interim government was expected to hold its first Cabinet meeting.
Forty percent of adults worldwide were employed full time in 2009 and 2010, according to new Gallup survey data. Gallup defines full time as working at least 30 hours per week.
Across the regions identified, sub-Saharan Africa had the fewest people working full time, just 19 percent. Asia's full time employment was 35 percent and full time employment in the Americas was 52 percent.
Gallup interviewed 1,000 adults, aged 15 and older, in 129 countries throughout 2009 and 2010.
The Obama administration was reportedly hoping that Chinese President Hu's state visit would go better than his 2006 one, when the Asian leader was heckled by a Falun Gong supporter at a White House ceremony and kept awake by late-night protesters in Lafayette Park.
Unfortunately for White House officials, there are many things they can't control. One of them is Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader.
There were 457 million Internet users in China by the end of 2010, according to a new report from the China Internet Network Information Center. That's more than one-third of the Asian giant's population and 73 million more people than 2009.
By comparison, the entire population of the United States in 2010 was 308 million in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
If you only read one thing today, make it this wonderful discussion about online culture and discussion, and specifically whether it's a bigger problem when people take their feelings to absurd extremes (EPIC WIN! EPIC FAIL!) or when they smugly decline to declare anything worthy of discussion (the hated "meh"). It's very, very good and thoughtful.