Definition: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Internet hosts map
Miss World Canada stopped in HK from reaching China pageant 'over rights comments'
Yahoo News - 11/26/2015 12:14:29 PM
The Miss World pageant organizers said in an email they had no information as to why a visa was not granted. "Where possible, when a contestant is unable to obtain a visa to enter the host country, then they may be offered a place in the following year's ...
Desert countries Qatar and Saudi Arabia witness record rainfall and flooding overnight
Daily News and Analysis - 11/26/2015 10:41:25 AM
Qatar was hit by heavy flooding today causing gridlock on the desert country's roads as well as closures of ... drivers to "be cautious" in the rainy conditions. Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar is well-known for its fierce summer temperatures, which ...
Why countries that fight to host the World Cup are wasting their time
Chicago Tribune - 6/3/2015 2:00:00 AM
According to some who have studied the value of international sporting events to a country's economy, it's remarkable that top government officials around the world go to such great lengths to host events that prove enormously expensive and don't deliver ...
Miss World Canada 'barred from entering China' for pageant
The Guardian - 11/26/2015 3:06:17 PM
While Canada’s newly elected government has renewed the country’s support for her efforts ... befitting a “superpower”, especially one that hosts international competition such as Miss World and hoped to host the upcoming Winter Olympics.
Why Would Any Country Host the World Cup?
Gizmodo - 6/12/2014 1:34:13 PM
There should be a sense of pride and revelry overtaking the nation of Brazil, where the World Cup starts ... boon to any country—in fact, they're fraught with deception and devastation. And the cities normally stepping up to host these international ...
China Ramps Up Censorship as it Hosts World Internet Conference
WHIR - 11/20/2014 5:18:28 PM
China is taking down its firewall in just one city for three days while it hosts the World Internet Conference ... The irony of having a world Internet conference in a country that censors it is not lost on observers. “Surely, officials must recognize ...
Censorship tightened in WSIS host country
IFEX - 3/3/2005 11:59:13 PM
(RSF/IFEX) - On 1 March 2005, Tunisia, host of the November 2005 World Summit ... the action indicated a tightening of censorship in the country, and condemned Tunisia's model for developing the Internet. "President Ben Ali believes that the fact that ...
Two Paragraphs That Explain The Real Reason Countries Host The Olympics And The World Cup
The Business Insider - 12/12/2013 2:39:45 PM
It also pinpoints the real reason why countries still host things like the World Cup and the Olympics, despite the cost — they're fun and they make people happy. Kuper argues that we misunderstand the nature of mega sporting events. These things aren't ...
World Cup 2014: Host Brazil Stunned by Germany in Semifinal
New York Times - 7/9/2014 7:25:46 AM
The final will be played there on Sunday, but it will be Germany walking onto this country’s most famous stage to face either the Netherlands or Argentina in a bid for its fourth World Cup title. Brazil will play on Saturday in Brasília instead ...
World Cup a "global advertising campaign" for host country
MSU Today - 6/12/2014 1:48:32 PM
The World Cup, which starts today in Brazil, rarely makes a profit for the host country but is seen as a "global advertising campaign" for the respective nation, says Peter Alegi, Michigan State University historian and one of the world's foremost ...
Pakistan world's largest refugee-hosting country: UNHCR
The Express Tribune - 6/20/2014 4:38:00 PM
KARACHI: Pakistan currently hosts 1.6 million registered refugees, making it the world’s largest refugee-hosting country, said a recently released report by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Approximately 2.6 million Afghan ...
Hottest 2015 FIFA World Cup women soccer players from host country Canada
Examiner - 5/29/2015 4:36:16 AM
The 2015 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament for women is taking place from June 6 to Jul 5, 2015 in Canada. Here is a list and slideshow of photos of the hottest women soccer player from host country Canada at the 2015 FIFA World Cup. In 1989, I spent over a ...
The four countries that deserve to host the 2022 World Cup instead of Qatar
USA Today Sports For The Win - 6/11/2014 2:01:03 AM
Less than a month ago, FIFA president Sepp Blatter admitted that it might’ve been a mistake to accept Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid ... When it comes to countries wanting to host the biggest competition of the world’s most beloved sport, the ocean ...
The U.S. Hosts 60% Of The World’s Internet Pornography
Ubergizmo - 8/15/2013 3:13:30 PM
... consistently been the laughing stock of the world considering we pretty much invented the Internet, to only be snickered at whenever mention of our nation’s average Internet speeds. Asian countries have been known to have some amazing Internet ...