>> Iran’s cyber police arrested administrators of a Facebook group, which had initiated an online beauty competition, on the charge of encouraging individuals to access vulgar content through the Internet. The cyber police posted a note on the group’s Facebook wall saying: “In the name of God, we inform you that the page ‘Daaf and Paaf’ is now under the control of [the cyber police].” Some fear it might crack down on the Iranians who posted their pictures to take part in the competition.
>> To boost conservation awareness about pandas, China has begun streaming live video footage of its beloved but endangered animal ambassador. Two cameras following five cubs and two adults in Bifengxia Panda Center near Yaan city feed the videos on explore.org/pandas.
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