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· August, 2008

Stories about Breaking News from August, 2008

30 August 2008

Korea: Korean Mata Hari – North Korean Spy Scandal.

While the Beijing Olympics was held, Koreans were excited about news of a series of medals. It even seemed that hot attention to political issues and arguments among the citizens...

28 August 2008

Turkey: YouTube Un-blocked?

Venezuela: Yukpa Indians, Chávez and land disputes

Citizen media videos have been uploaded informing of the situation arising in Venezuela between the Yukpa Indians of the Perijá Mountains, landowners and President Chávez. This dispute over land limits...

27 August 2008

Bahrain: Grand Auto Theft Raid

Lebanon: Maid is Lebanese for Slave

How are some housemaids or domestic helpers being treated in Lebanon? Nash Suleiman sums up the reactions of Lebanese bloggers to this tragedy, following the release of a report on...

Twitter users and Bangkok rallies

Anwar Ibrahim back in Parliament

26 August 2008

East Timor: Wikileaks on Ramos-Horta attempted assasination

Russia, Georgia: Unilateral Recognition of Abkhazia's and South Ossetia's Independence

Russia has formally recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia today. Below are some of the initial reactions from LiveJournal's Cyrillic sector.

Palestine: Rejoice Over Prisoners’ Release

Palestinians are rejoicing today in the release of 199 prisoners from Israeli prisons. The release was announced last Monday, and was likely timed according to Condoleezza Rice's arrival in Israel...

23 August 2008

Palestine: Boats break siege of Gaza

The latest news on the two boats attempting to sail to the Gaza Strip as an act of solidarity is that they have reached Gaza, despite earlier warnings that they...

22 August 2008

Lebanon: The Memorandum of Understanding…or Controversy?

Shia Hezbullah and Sunni Salafist groups in Lebanon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that prohibits Muslims from killing each other. Hours later, the agreement was revoked. Nash Suleiman...

21 August 2008

Egypt: Parliamentary Fire Reactions

People's reactions here are really confusing ... ehm ... and amusing as well. Ok, believe it or not, but some people here were really happy that a fire has destroyed...

India: All about a block of ice

20 August 2008

Jamaica: Bolt Wins 200m

Strong storm in north Philippines

Egypt: Parliament on Fire

Egyptian bloggers are in a daze, after the country's iconic Parliament Building, went up in flames earlier today. And while an official reason has yet to be announced for the...

China: The Beijing Bay