7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 9

By Tina Tatarková
Tina Tatarková
Tina Tatarková
July 9, 2014 Updated: July 9, 2014

And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.

Italy: ‘Normcore’ hot new trend in menswear

Somewhere between the new frontier in New York and tradition in Italian fashion capital Milan, a new definition has crept into men’s wear fashion jargon – “normcore”. Described as an anti-style invested in nondescript, timeless and logo-free clothes, this unheard-of concept in high fashion is conquering an unprecedented following … (Read more)



Vietnam: How to fix a broken market in antibiotics

The drugs don’t work – and neither does the market, when it comes to antibiotics.
When sophisticated bugs that medicines used to kill within days start to fight back and win, all of healthcare, and the people it keeps alive, is in trouble. … (Read more)
Thanhnien News

Czech Republic: Fake dough on the rise

The Czech National Bank (ČNB) seized 1,988 counterfeit and altered banknotes and coins of various currencies in the first half of this year, up by 47 percent year-on-year, according to data from the ČNB.

 Czech banknotes and coins were the most frequently forged currency, their number rising to 1,231 from 945 on the year. … (Read more)

The Prague Post


South Korea: S. Korean tech firms in race for extended battery life

South Korea’s major tech players have expanded the battery capacities of their flagship smartphones over the past years, data showed Monday, as they engaged in a fierce competition over wider displays and faster networks.

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s No. 1 maker of handsets, saw its battery capacity of the Galaxy 5S model reach 2,800mAh, up 87 percent from the 1,500mAh posted by the Galaxy S smartphone released in June 2010. … (Read more)

The Korea Herald


Canada: Texting while driving common among Ontario teens

A survey of Ontario high school students reveals more than one-third of all licensed drivers in Grades 10 to 12 admit to having texted while driving.

That percentage increases to 46 per cent of licensed students in Grade 12. 

Approximately 108,000 adolescent drivers surveyed said they have texted while driving at least once in the past year … (Read more)

CBC News


Germany: Why Germany Doesn’t Cut It in International Fashion

Berlin Fashion Week is underway, but A-listers are keeping their distance. The event has failed to put the German capital on the clothing map. A closer look at the career trajectory of designer Kostas Murkudis provides some insight into the reasons why. … (Read more)

Spiegel Online


New Zealand: Twitter trickery, Twiplomacy, and Facebook fakes

This could be New Zealand’s first real Twitter election campaign. Certainly it’s the case that some of the most colourful, conflictual, and insightful political debate is occurring in the Twittersphere at the moment. Some of this is due to fake and parody online activity, and some is due to quite instant and candid interaction from politicians and other ‘Twitteratti’. And in other online mediums there’s much to be gained from having information made available directly to voters. … (Read more)

The New Zealand Herald


*Image of people walking and looking at Trussardi store at Via dei Condotti in Rome, Italy via Shutterstock

Tina Tatarková
Tina Tatarková