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article imageTopFinds: The Bangkok flood crisis, Lohan to pose for Playboy

By David Silverberg     Oct 28, 2011 in Internet
Floods inundate areas of Bangkok. An airship causes UFO hysteria in China. Actor Lindsay Lohan is reportedly offered a Playboy deal. These are the top stories from around the world.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists were busy, writing on their personal experiences dealing with floods in Bangkok, writing on UFOs in China, and telling us about actors soon to pose in Playboy.
We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on, under the category bar. They are changing constantly to reflect what people are reading on the site.

Hot topics on Digital Journal

Halloween news
Protest news
Toronto news

Top Digital Journal Reports

Dealing With Drought: Nepal Village Shows The Way (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Stella Paul
I was traveling to Teenpiple, a village in Panchkhal, valley of Nepal, and it takes a good two-and-a-half hours to get there from the capital city of Kathmandu.
Schools take traditional Halloween customs out of the classroom (Includes interview) by Leigh Goessl
The aura of Halloween is in the air. Every October many people decorate, choose costumes, and plan their festivities and parties. Overall, for these individuals, it is a day often linked to having fun.
Occupy Edinburgh - peaceful protest in St Andrew's Square (Includes first-hand account) by Gemma Fox
The Occupy movement has spread steadily around the world and now the Scottish capital becomes part of that as Occupy Edinburgh takes over St Andrew's Square.
Members of the public came along to find out more about what the Occupy Movement is
Members of the public came along to find out more about what the Occupy Movement is
Occupy Toronto: Thousands fill the streets, march to City Hall (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
Following a brief general assembly at St. James Park, thousands of activists, members of community organizations and Occupy Toronto protesters filled the streets of the city and marched to City Hall protesting Mayor Rob Ford.
'The Delirium of Edgar Allan Poe' to benefit Poe House and Museum (Includes interview) by Kay Mathews
The Bedlam Ensemble, a nonprofit theatre company based in New York, NY, is staging "The Delirium of Edgar Allan Poe" and profits from ticket sales will be donated to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum.

Top Images

A young man meditates while police eject his fellow demonstrators from the makeshift camp. Officers ...
A young man meditates while police eject his fellow demonstrators from the makeshift camp. Officers were waiting for the arrival of tools later used to disassemble the structures erected soon after the start of the movement 17 October, 2011.
Fall colours and close-ups of Tilford Park in North Vancouver  BC.
Fall colours and close-ups of Tilford Park in North Vancouver, BC.
Urban settlements on the hills  right next to the ancient Inca Ruins of the Oracle of Pachacamac.
Urban settlements on the hills, right next to the ancient Inca Ruins of the Oracle of Pachacamac.
Mural in tunnel  painted by  Brigadas Ramona Parra . Most of these murals with political messages ha...
Mural in tunnel, painted by "Brigadas Ramona Parra". Most of these murals with political messages have been lost or erased.
Casa Loma  Toronto  Canada
Casa Loma, Toronto, Canada

In the Media

Blacklist Bill allows Feds to remove websites from Internet by Nancy Houser
The House version of the Internet Blacklist Bill was released October 26, 2011, with no effort to fix problems that existed in the Senate version. A violation of the First Amendment, it is contrary to official positions of internet freedom and censorship.
Op-Ed: 'Complex organic matter' throughout the universe by Paul Wallis
This is a major issue in the making. Forget all previous theories, stars have now been shown to be able to create organic materials. Complex organic materials are literally everywhere.
DirecTV may drop FX channels beginning next week by Nicole Byerly
Big changes are coming to DirecTV beginning in November if a deal cannot be made between Fox and DirecTV regarding the recently expired contract.
Study says a woman's walk reflects her vaginal orgasmic history by JohnThomas Didymus
Stuart Brody of the University of the West of Scotland, working with other colleagues in Belgium, has done a study on the relationship between a woman's gait and the history of her vaginal orgasms.
Connecticut lawmaker wants to change Halloween date to Saturdays by Andrew Moran
Connecticut Democratic State Representative Tim Larson told a local news outlet that he wants to change the date of Halloween. Due to various reasons, Larson wants to make Halloween on the last Saturday of October.
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan to pose nude for Playboy by Kim I. Hartman
Actress Lindsay Lohan is reportedly shooting nude photos for Playboy magazine, after negotiating a deal worth almost $1 million.
Video: Rally biker takes detour to save calf by Kim I. Hartman
A video of South African motorcycle adventure rider Johan Gray saving a calf from drowning, that had fallen into a canal, has captured international attention after it was posted on YouTube, turning the professional motorcyclist into an instant celebrity.
Amish cult community may commit mass suicide, former member warns by JohnThomas Didymus
A former member of the Amish Bergholz Clan is warning that if something is not done in time the Amish community in Bergholz may end up like Jim Jones' Peoples Temple which committed mass suicide in Jonestown Guyana, 1978.
Libya's NTC claim Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured alive, uninjured by Katerina Nikolas
Officials from Libya's National Transitional Council have stated that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured near Bani Waldi on Saturday night, alive and uninjured. However Saif also appeared on Syrian TV on Saturday night, saying he would continue fighting.
Palin endorses Ron Paul's position on international militarism by Michael Krebs
In the wake of the killing of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, the anti-militarism sentiments of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul appear to be gaining ground with the GOP establishment, as Sarah Palin openly backed Paul's position.
Airship causes UFO panic across China by JohnThomas Didymus
Mild panic spread through China early in the week when a remote control airship went out of control and sailed for hundred of miles right across China.
Heart Attack Grill opens in Las Vegas by Kevin Fitzgerald
The controversial restaurant opened a new location last week in the Old Town district in Sin City. The restaurant features a burger totalling a whopping 8,000 calories!
Marco Simoncelli dies after accident at motorcycle grand prix by Jane Fazackarley
Marco Simoncelli died on Sunday following an accident which occurred during the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit.
Manny Pacquiao buys brand new Ferrari 458 Italia by Leo Reyes
Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao gifted himself with a brand new Ferrari 458 Italia barely three weeks before his showdown with Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez.

Top Blogs

1,000 articles and three years in: observations from a digital journalist by Michael Krebs
Today marks my thousandth article written for Digital Journal. I have been contributing to Digital Journal since...
Should smokers be denied surgery? by Sara Star
There is talk that some people are being denied surgery because they smoke. The trend has already begun. What is next?...
The worst experience of my life - the Bangkok Flood of 2011 by D Scott Rosenberg
I must admit from the start, I am older than a half century and I have had a relatively good life...
7-11 not far form my home - street flooded
7-11 not far form my home - street flooded

Power Users

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  9. Leigh Goessl
  10. KJ Mullins
  11. Andrew Reeves
  12. Kim I. Hartman
  13. Nancy Houser
  14. Cynthia Trowbridge
  15. Bart B. Van Bockstaele
  16. Joseph Boltrukiewicz
  17. Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins
  18. Kev Hedges
  19. Debra Myers
  20. Paul Wallis
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