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· May, 2006

Stories about Breaking News from May, 2006

China: Don't learn Chinese for business opps, learn it for this book

For unavoidable reasons known to all, or at least presumed, Lifeweek editor Wang Xiaofeng, one of China's most entertaining bloggers—known to many for a hoax [#026] pulled in March this...

South Korea: Local elections end

Some big changes in store can be expected following the conclusion of local elections in the South Korean capitol of Seoul, the results of which can be found in RJ...

Indonesia: Java Quake Help Wiki Needs Online Volunteers

In response to the Java Quake of 27th May, 2006, the World Wide Help Group have set up the Java Quake Help Wiki and since it was set up, in...

Japan: Radio station webcast

from the inside, looking in blogger Shinichiro Fukushige links in a post today to the announcement of one of Tokyo's most popular radio stations’ long overdue internet broadcast.

Ethiopia: More websites barred.

RSF report that three more Ethiopian blogs have been barred Ethiomedia.com, Freeourleaders.org and Nazret.com

Special Indonesia Earthquake Blog

The helps and donations which come from around the globe on the 6.2 richter scale earthquake in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia have been heartening. Indonesians outside Yogyakarta also watch the...

Arabisc: Arabic Bloggers Ken

From Egypt… Malek who was scheduled to be free few days ago is now officially free. He just made his first post, titled: Free Morning. Malek writes: الحمدلله تم الافراج...

Bermuda: Breaking news: gay rights amendment defeated

Bermudan MP Renee Webb's private member's bill proposing the amendment of the Human Rights Code to include sexual orientation has just been defeated in the House of Assembly, reports Christian...

North Korea: Foreign bureau opens

International news agency Associated Press has opened a bureau in the North Korean capitol of Pyongyang, blogs Asiapundit‘s myrick, making it the third to do so after China's Xinhua and...

China: Technorati learns Chinese

Welcome news on Danwei today of Technorati's announcement of a partnership with public relations firm Edelman which will see an increase of the blog aggregator's services to include five new...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

There is a new government and this historic event has raised more than a ripple in the Iraqi blogs, but, actually, not much more than that. And in this week...

Taiwan: Can't stop blogging

“[T]he Net has taken over my life,” decided prominent English-language The View from Taiwan blogger Michael Turton last Sunday, “and I need to regain control. So expect a drastic drop...

China: Christians and democrats forced to take sides

A small decision in a complicated affair which sent ripples all throughout China's social activist community has now bounced back through the blogsphere (via BBS’ first, of course). The facts...

Zimbabwe: Arrest of WOZA members

This is Zimbabwe reports on the arrest of 4 women members of WOZA on Monday by Zimbabwean security forces.

Palestine: Land Grab

Olmert plans to remove the smaller settlements and puts it in such a way as if he’s doing the Palestinians a favour! Bush says he accepts the larger settlements (which...

China: Biggest bank's IPO

The Bank of China went public this week, blogs Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei, and brought in $9.7 billion with its long-anticipated IPO. “Despite the fact that everyone knows China's state-owned...

China: Hi-tech weapons trade

A significant amount of research went into the AngryChineseBlogger blogger's lengthy post looking at Israeli aviation technology company and defense contractor Emit's recently-uncovered selling of hi-tech equipment to China, which...

Arabisc: Update on Detained Egyptian Bloggers

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Egyptian Arabic-language blogsphere. It's been more than two weeks since the detention of Alaa along with many other bloggers and...

Montserrat volcano watch and West Indies cricket

A woman looks at the rear window of her car, broken by a flying rock from the nearby Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, on Saturday. Photo from the Trinidad Express website...

Jordan: Al Qaeda Member caught by Jordanians at Iraq

The General Intelligence Department of Jordan announced today that they caught a senior member of Al Qaeda at Iraq. Khalf wonders; while it is good to learn that the GID...

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