Here's a look at some of the stories that are popular on Twitter, Google and other news and social media sites around the world.
North Korea Twitter account – 140 characters may be small, but it is becoming a big deal that the secretive North Korean government has opened a Twitter account, according to a report from Agence France Presse. So far the Twitter account @Uriminzok only has about 1,600 followers and most of the tweets are links to the country's official Web site.
AFP says one of the tweets dismissed accusations that a North Korean torpedo sank a South Korean warship in March while another criticized US-led sanctions against North Korea and Iran. This isn't North Korea's first foray into social media as the country opened a YouTube account recently.
Obama and the 'Ground Zero Mosque' – There's lots of discussion on social sites about the proposal to build an Islamic center and mosque near the site of Ground Zero after President Barack Obama weighed in on the controversy over the weekend. After seeming to support the controversial Islamic center, Obama then clarified his remarks by saying he was "not commenting on the wisdom" of the project but simply trying to uphold the broader principle that government should treat everyone equal, regardless of religion.
The debate continues to rage as the world's Muslims observe Ramadan, which has been a trending topic on Twitter since the holy month began. Check out CNN's Belief Blog for lots of interesting perspectives and stories on the proposed mosque.
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