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· November, 2007

Stories about Breaking News from November, 2007

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Special Coverage: Middle East Peace 2007

  30 November 2007

The Middle East Question has grabbed the international headlines for more than half a century. It is now the turn of the region's netizens to vent off and add their perspectives to events touching their lives and the security and stability of the countries they live in. Read about what the region's most outspoken bloggers have to say in our Middle East Peace 2007 Special Coverage page.

Caribbean: Earthquake Tremors

  29 November 2007

Just a few hours ago, the Caribbean experienced strong tremors from an earthquake that originated off the coast of Martinique - regional bloggers talk about what it was like.

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Japan: Blog Queen takes a break

  27 November 2007

Gravure idol, talento and blog queen Wakatsuki Chinatsu announced today that she would be taking time off from blogging. The final entry posted today at her official blog attracted thousands of comments from fans offering their support, a few of which are translated here.

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China: Bankrupt ant farmers prepare to protest

  20 November 2007

Shenyang was mobbed today with furious ex-ant farmers, former employees of Yilishen, a media darling and one of China's most well-known brands in the health supplement market, as the company has just closed, taking the huge amounts its peasant-class employees had invested with it. The city's ant farming industry is...

Iraq: Awakening

  19 November 2007

Can it really be true? Dare I say it? Iraq is actually getting safer? What with a new movement called 'Awakening' throwing Al-Qaeda out of Baghdad suburbs; Reports that violence is markedly down; Iraqis returning in droves; could George Bush's surge really be working? Iraqi bloggers investigate and give the real word from the street.

Bahamas: RIP Dr. Mac

  17 November 2007

“We’re grieving because of the kind of man we’ve lost. And we’re grieving because his was a violent death”: Nicolette Bethel mourns the loss of Thaddeus Macdonald, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Educational Studies at the College of The Bahamas.

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Syria: Mourning Lost Sailors

  16 November 2007

This week, the Syrian coast was washed in the black color of mourning, after the shocking news of the Syrian vessel [Georgian flagged, but owned and operated fully by Syrian crew] "Haj Ismail" was hit with the horrendous storm that hit the Black Sea last week, along with another nine ships. Yazan Badran brings us the latest buzz from the Syrian blogosphere.

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Bangladesh: Hurricane Sidr and the aftermath

  16 November 2007

Sidr is a category 4 Hurricane (deadlier than Katrina) raged its severest onslaughts packing winds of 240 kph (150mph) on the southern coast of Bangladesh from about 5:30pm Thursday to early Friday. Now it has weakened into a tropical storm and is moving across the country to the northeastern part...

China: Professor Shot to Death by Police

  16 November 2007

Liu Xiaoyuan comments on a recent news about an assistant professor being shot to death in Guangzhou city by local police (zh). According to the police report, the gunshot was a self defense act as a police was dragged by the professor's car (with a fake military car number) for...

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China: Democrat claims he was forced out of election

  15 November 2007

It's election season in China again, and so far that means at least one accusation of vote-fixing against independent candidates; this time it's a retired professor in eastern China's Shandong province who sought to run on the populist vote.

Mongolia: Politicians Die in Car Accidents

  15 November 2007

Konchog Norbu reports that two – nearly simultaneous – serious car accidents have taken away lives of two prominent and respected public figures, Mr. Narantsatsralt, an MP and former Mongolian Prime Minister, and Mr. Tserenpurev, a high governmental official.

Philippines: Bloggers Take on Blast at Legislative Building

  13 November 2007

An explosion of still-undetermined origin destroyed the South Wing of the Philippines’ House of Representatives complex, killing a lawmaker and a driver of another. Two other solons lead the list of injured. Killed were Basilan Rep. Wahab Akbar and Marcial Tualdo, a driver for Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan who was...

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