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· August, 2007

Stories about Breaking News from August, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Depression #6

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Depression?

Turkey is Typing….WordPress Still Blocked

Last week Sami Ben Gharbia did an excellent posting about the blockage of the Wordpress blogging platform in Turkey, this week we will examine what Turkish bloggers have to say...

Japan: Executed Death-Row Inmate was Mentally-Ill

China: Websites Forced To Close By Police

Azerbaijan: Building collapse

Afghanistan: Hostage deal

Chinese cartoon cops patrolling websites

From September, 1st, Beijing’s new virtual cops will be active on 13 of China’s portals, including China’s biggest blog-hosting services, Sohu.com and Sina.com. By the end of the year, the...

Egypt: Is Mubarak Dead?

Morocco: The Death of Butcher Basri

Driss Basri, one of Morocco's most powerful figures during the past 50 years, has died in Paris at age 69. Jillian York brings us the latest reactions from Moroccan bloggers...

Afghanistan: Releasing the hostages

Greece: On Fire

We've probably all heard it in the news by now: Greece is ablaze. Today the fires reached the ancient city of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics and home of...

Papua New Guinea: AIDS patients buried alive.

Barbados: Apartment Building Collapses

Jamaica: Election postponed — till when?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dean, confusion reigns over the postponement of the Jamaican general election originally scheduled for 27 August.

Reunion: Mild earthquake felt on the island.

Syria: Journalists Arrested in Occupied Golan

Bangladesh: under curfew

Civil unrest began in Bangladesh on the 20th of August when a petty dispute broke out concerning comments passed by armed forces personnel during a soccer match at a university...

Syria: On PM Maliki's Visit

Egypt: Oldest Footprint?

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