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· October, 2008

Stories about Breaking News from October, 2008

31 October 2008

D.R. Congo: Confusion Reigns in Goma

Two months ago fighting resumed in the DR Congo's Eastern province of North Kivu between the rebel group led by Laurent Nkunda and government forces, in violation of a peace...

29 October 2008

Pakistan: A 6.4 magnitude quake hits Balochistan

Korea: Rise of ‘No Reason for Murder’

A South Korean man who was not satisfied with himself and society attacked a gosiwon and killed six people in an arson attack and knife in the middle of Seoul.[En]...

27 October 2008

India: Shooting inside a bus

26 October 2008

Morocco: Tangier Experiences Massive Flooding

For the past few years, Morocco has been experiencing a significant drought. Unfortunately, recent rain storms have brought little relief, as Northern Morocco experiences massive flooding, claiming the lives of...

25 October 2008

Yemen: 40 People Killed in Torrential Rain Storm

More than 40 people have been killed and about 30 are missing in Yemen after torrential rain hit Hadhramout. Writing at Moments In Words From Hadhramout, Omar Barsawad brings us...

Philippines: 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit

24 October 2008

Iraq: Assassination for All Iraqi Interpreters!!!

This is the view that Iraqi Interpreter took of a decision made by the commander of the Multinational Forces in Iraq. Under a new rule, Iraqis who work alongside American...

Speaking of Sexual Harassment: Noha makes Egyptians proud!

In an unprecedented case, sexual harasser Sherif Gommaa was sentenced to three years behind bars, hard labour, and was also ordered to pay 5,001 Egyptian pounds fine to Noha Roshdy...

Croatia: Car Bomb Assassination of Journalists Ivo Pukanić & Niko Franjić

Zagreb, Croatia's capital, was stunned by a car bomb attack directed at newspaper publisher and editor-in-chief Ivo Pukanić, which killed both him and fellow journalist Niko Franjić on Thursday.

23 October 2008

Egyptian Blogger Nora Younis Wins Human Rights First Award

Egyptian blogger and human rights activist Nora Younis was awarded the Annual Human Rights Award today.

Japan: The Illegal Download Explained, on 2-Channel

Over the last years, the sometimes raucous nature of the Japanese Internet has repeatedly come under fire over concerns about issues such as harmful content and copyright infringement. Now the...

22 October 2008

Colombia: Indigenous Protests and Murders Under Media Blackout

Indigenous groups in the Cauca region of Colombia have been marching and protesting their way to Cali, one of the countries larger cities. Accusations of government fire weapon usage against...

Japan: Outlawing Illegal Downloads

Afghanistan: Sayed Pervez Kambakhsh's Sentence Commuted to 20 Years

At least it's not death: An Afghan appeals court overturned a death sentence Tuesday for a journalism student accused of blasphemy for asking questions in class about women's rights under...

17 October 2008

Japan: Children in tears over potato fields, net users suspicious

Thailand/Cambodia: Conflict over Preah Vihear Temple (Part 1)

Both Thailand and Cambodia are claiming the historic Preah Vihear temple and the four square kilometers of territory near the shrine. There was a border clash in the area last...