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· October, 2007

Stories about Breaking News from October, 2007

Jamaica: A Case for Justice?

  30 October 2007

“Coming from where I come from, I know a thing or two about injustice”: Jamaican Marlon James weighs in on the case of the Memphis Three.

China: Province scraps Hukou system

  30 October 2007

Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei with breaking news of southwestern Yunnan province's plans to abandon the hukou system, implemented in the 1950s, making it the first province in China to do so: “This is significant news. The hukou system is one of the biggest problems migrant workers face in getting urban...

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Armenia: Former President Makes Political Comeback

  27 October 2007

In what can be considered one of the most important political developments in the short 16-year history of Armenia as an independent former-Soviet republic, the country's first president, Levon Ter Petrosian, announced his intention to run again for office in the presidential election to be held early next year. Ter...

Cuba: US to Encourage Democratic Change?

  24 October 2007

“US President George W Bush will today announce a set of initiatives designed to encourage democratic change in Cuba,” writes Child of the Revolution – but he wonders if the measures will make any difference.

Slovenia: Presidential Election

  22 October 2007

Quick links on Slovenia's presidential election: Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about what's wrong with the proposed electronic voting, explains why everyone should vote, and follows the results; Piran Cafe explains the basics and posts a photo of the three leading candidates; Dr. Filomena also calls everyone not to skip the...

Poland: Parliamentary Election

  22 October 2007

Quick links on Poland's snap parliamentary election: the beatroot writes on expat Polish voters, high turnout, exit poll results (plus some live-blogging and 58 reader comments), and the future of the Kaczynski duo; Our Man in Gdansk comments on the end of the election campaign, its winners and losers; Kinuk...

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Japan: NOVA on the brink of collapse

  21 October 2007

Despite numerous statements to the contrary from an increasingly evasive management, the collapse of Japan's largest English language school operator NOVA appears imminent as bloggers have been reporting lesson cancellations, school closings, and busy phone lines. Read about the thoughts and first-hand experiences of Japanese bloggers in today's post.

Philippines: Deadly Mall Blast Shocks Filipinos

  19 October 2007

Citizen journalism and citizen punditry is alive in the Philippine blogosphere, and we saw this within minutes of a deadly blast at the popular Glorietta mall in Makati City, the country's financial capital. As of posting time, eight have been confirmed killed while 120 others were being treated for various...

Bolivia: Bars Burning

  17 October 2007

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [ES] provides firsthand photos of bars and nightclubs in El Alto, Bolivia that were burned by neighbors, who accused the establishments of selling alcohol to minors and being centers of crime.

China: Fragile Morality

  13 October 2007

A young man fought for justice alone but received a buffet, other 60 passengers ignoring the tragedy; after Pengyu case, no people dare to help an old man, leaving him lying alone on the ground. What is wrong with our modern society? Have people to be apathetic to survive? Report on two moral-related cases leads you into discussions of our fragile morality.

Jamaica: Uncertain paternity

  12 October 2007

Jamaica and the World reacts to surprising news about paternity tests in Jamaica: a third of the men who take them discover they are not really the fathers of their supposed children.

Iraq: Biden Backfires

  10 October 2007

Or so says Al-Ghad. In an analysis by the Iraqi Communist Party (Central Leadeship) published in the blog Al-Ghad, they said, "Senator Biden’s motion [in congress calling for the partitioning of Iraq] has already backfired. It was condemned by the great majority of the Iraqi people and the political personalities, including high-ranking officials of the US installed government." Salam Adil brings us the latest criticism in Iraqi blogs.

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