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· May, 2008

Stories about Breaking News from May, 2008

Brazil: Visible and Invisible Indians and Scoops

Brazilian Indians were in the spotlight of world media this week. From the images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon, to the enraged protest caught on camera against the...

China: After the quake, hoping for aid

From inside and outside China, concerned citizens are helping, and putting their hands out to help the victims of the devastating 7.9 in the Richter scale earthquake that leveled out...

Malawi's Ex-President Under House Arrest

Following recent reports of alleged coup plotters, police picked up and put Malawi's former president Bakili Muluzi under house arrest. Lilongwe-based Journalist Bright Sonani gives eyewitness accounts as events unfolded...

China: Relief tents embezzled, while stoppers got arrested

Diaster-relief tents were found in up-scale community and college campus in Chengdu city rather than any refugee site where they should be. Activists took action to check out the fact,...

Lebanon: A deal is reached in Doha

“Beirut – Lebanon is where the action will be after a deal was reached yesterday to end the political crises in Lebanon. Finally Lebanon this week will have a president...

Brazil: Images of the ‘Invisible Indians’ in the Amazon

Altino Machado presents pictures [PT] of what could be the last isolated ethnic group in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, the so called ‘Invisible Indians’. The pictures were taken from a...

Philippines in mourning over death of legendary labor leader

The death of Filipino veteran labor leader, street parliamentarian and legislator Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran at 11:48 am Tuesday due to massive head injuries saddened and shocked many Filipinos. He...

Government confiscates Cambodia Daily supplement

deathpower reports about the government's confiscation of Cambodia Daily newspaper because of its “Burma Daily” supplement. details are sketchy writes: “The speculation is that the government is worried that the...

Earthquake in Malaysia and Indonesia

An earthquake was felt in Indonesia and Malaysia yesterday. nicster^ rants v.3 wrote: “Barely a couple of hours ago, I suddenly felt nauseous. At first, I thought that it was...

Malaysia: Mahathir quits ruling party

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad has resigned from the ruling party. Tumpang sekole asks: Will Mahathir's move spark off the possibility of a snap election?

Malawi: To believe or not to believe rumors of a coup plot

Following Victor Kaonga's Monday May 12th breaking news post of the unusual arrests in Malawi of high ranking former and current military and police officers, as well as opposition figures,...

China:国殇; survival stories in QUAKE

No pen could suffice to write out all those happened and happening in where the quake struck. But undeniable, numerous common people created one after another legends of life,survival and...

Paraguay: Marginalized Sectors Drawing Attention to Demands

As the start of Paraguayan president-elect Fernando Lugo's government approaches, many marginalized sectors of society are making their demands heard. RESCATAR [es] writes that there are “positive social tensions”, as...

Storm batters north Philippines

Pine for Pine and My Journal wrote about the strong typhoon which battered north Philippines last weekend

Japan: Earthquake aid starts healing process

The largest ever dispatch of aid to China from Japan took place last week when Japanese rescue teams were dispatched to Chongqing. Thanks expressed by Chinese in bulletin boards made...

Japan: Bloggers criticize Greenpeace over whale-meat theft

The reputation of Greenpeace Japan appears to have dropped a few notches this week, with news that the organization, in order to expose the theft of whale meat by crew...

Bangladesh: Child Labour

Unheard Voices on the increasing trend of child labour in Bangladesh.

India: Dr Binayak Sen and the Government

Break All Chains on the case of Dr Binayak Sen, who is a public health specialist and currently jailed in India on charges of being associated with the Naxalite movement.

Zimbabwe: Taking your power back

Taking power back to the people in Zimbabwe: “As Zimbabweans, we also have to start taking our power – from the politicians and unelected ministers and military authorities who are...

Myanmar: Citizen videos in Cyclone Nargis’ aftermath

Despite restrictions on journalists imposed by the Burmese junta who govern the country, people have been going out and recording what is really happening to the victims of this natural...

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