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, 2012See also: Internet hosts map
Turkey looks for international aid, and countries to host refugees, in Syrian crisis
Washington Post - 5/16/2013 5:27:04 AM
YAYLADAGI, Turkey — Facing one of the world’s largest refugee crises in decades, Turkish officials are urgently appealing for international financial assistance and calling on wealthy nations, particularly the United States and the countries of Europe ...
Host Sweden, surprising Switzerland advance to world hockey championship final
YAHOO! SPORTS - 5/18/2013 8:26:38 PM
Julian Walker, New York Islanders prospect Nino Niederreiter and Reto Suri ... Henrik added an empty-net goal for a three-point game in front of an announced 11,674 at Globe Arena. Jhonas Enroth of the Buffalo Sabres made 30 saves for his shutout.
Sweden Plays Eurovision Host, With Main Sponsor Mired In Scandal
rferl.org - 5/18/2013 3:33:09 PM
When Swedish singer Loreen won the Eurovision Song Contest last year in Baku, she emerged as an outspoken champion of human rights in the former Soviet Union. She angered host country Azerbaijan by meeting with activists and saying rights in the oil-rich ...
Chinese tourists must 'be more polite' says Communist Party official who claims they are harming the country's image abroad
Daily Mail - 5/18/2013 2:50:12 PM
A senior Communist Party official says that 'uncivilised behaviour' by Chinese tourists is harming China's image abroad. Wang Yang, one of the country's four vice-prime ministers, said holidaymakers should be more polite, singling out talking ...
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Plan to Be at the 2014 World Cup
The Huffington Post - 5/16/2013 9:11:57 PM
In less than 400 days, Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup. Brazil is the perfect place to host the biggest soccer forum ... books for sure. If you can make it to Brazil for next year's world cup, you should. Here are five reasons why: 1- Brazil knows ...
Canada gets host Sweden as quarter-final opponent at world championship
Yahoo! News - 5/14/2013 12:53:15 PM
Some players were already expecting the host country to be their next opponent in the tournament. Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 last week, but that was before the arrival of forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin and defenceman Alex Edler from the Vancouver Canucks.
World hockey championship: Canada gets host Sweden as quarter-final opponent
Toronto Star - 5/15/2013 1:46:21 AM
STOCKHOLM—Canada will face Sweden in Thursday’s quarter-final at the IIHF world hockey championship. That matchup was confirmed Tuesday when Switzerland defeated Belarus 4-1 to finish first with 20 points atop Canada’s pool. Canada (5-1-1-0 ...
Australia may host Rugby World Cup 2027
ESPNScrum - 5/16/2013 4:08:19 AM
Australia is in line to host Rugby World Cup 2027, 12 years before the country reasonably expected to next stage the tournament, with reports the International Rugby Board (IRB) is set to scrap the tradition of rotating the finals between the northern and ...
Syria hit by yet another Internet outage
CNET News - 5/15/2013 12:09:07 PM
Full story here. Syria has again been cut off from the rest of the online world. Internet access for the battle-torn country has been down since Wednesday, 7:01 UTC (12:01 a.m. PDT), according to an update from Internet monitoring firm Renesys. A tweet ...
WebHostingGuard announces Affordable Web Hosting for the Online Entrepreneurs
Emailwire - 5/18/2013 3:04:31 PM
WebHostingGuard has some of the most Affordable Web Hosting service providers. The service providers mentioned on the website also provide the online entrepreneurs with the required details to know more about the suitable hosting plan for a specific type ...
Is It Wrong to Use Data From the World’s First ‘Nice’ Botnet?
Wired News - 5/15/2013 10:24:44 PM
How the Internet Census 2012 views the internet (inspired by xkcd). Image: Internet Census When Morgan Marquis-Boire heard about the Internet Census 2012, he was excited. Marquis-Boire, a Google engineer by day, spends his spare time looking for state ...
FIFA: Sao Paolo could lose World Cup host city status
CNN Sports Illustrated - 5/15/2013 12:20:27 AM
could lose its right to stage matches at the 2014 World Cup because of delays in building its stadium, soccer's governing body FIFA warned on Tuesday. The threat brought an angry reaction from stadium owners Corinthians, who said FIFA were ...
Rwanda: Kigali Hosts World Meet On Environment
AllAfrica - 5/16/2013 7:00:07 AM
... several countries across the world are meeting in Kigali for a three-day workshop on how nations can adopt effective strategies to achieve the 2020 version of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The workshop attracted participants from local and ...
15m expats in GCC countries send home $80b in remittance every year
Gulf News - 5/14/2013 1:50:31 PM
The UAE and other GCC member countries, host of more than 15 million foreign workers, sending home more than $80 billion (Dh294 billion) in remittance every year, support international efforts to develop relationship between migration and development and ...
FIFA U-17 World Cup mascot unveiled in UAE
english.alarabiya.net - 5/14/2013 3:23:34 PM
The official FIFA U-17 World Cup 2013 mascot was unveiled Monday in the host country, the UAE, reported Emirates 24/7 on Tuesday. The mascot, “Shaqran,” is named after a popular type of falcon, a bird that is a strong symbol of the country ...