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· May, 2009

Stories about Breaking News from May, 2009

Sri Lanka: Prabhakaran's DNA Matches With Son

Bailaman reports that DNA taken from the body of the LTTE leader Prabhakaran matches with his son Charles Anthony. This discovery by Sri Lankan Army medical experts is supposed to...

Singapore: First swine flu case

The dreaded and deadly Influenza A (H1N1) virus has arrived in Singapore already. The city state confirms it is treating a patient who tested positive for swine flu.

Pakistan: Another Suicide Attack In Lahore

Lahore Metblogs reports that 10 people have been killed and close to 100 people were injured as yet another suicide attack was launched in Lahore targeting a police building. Five...

Kenya: Dr Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem dies in car accident

Firoze Manji reports the death of Pan-African activist and Direct of Justice Africa, Dr Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem: Tajudeen Abdul Raheem tragically died in car accident this morning in Nairobi. We mourn...

Morocco: Eleven Killed in Deadly Stampede at Music Festival

At least 11 people were killed and 30 wounded on Saturday night, 23 May, during a music concert in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, at the Mawazine world music festival. Bloggers...

Egyptian Tycoon Sentenced to Death

Egyptians witnessed the most unexpected verdict in the history of their judiciary system: Billionaire Hesham Talaat Moustafa, along with his hired hitman Mohsen El Sokary, have both been sentenced to...

Korea: The Death of the Least Corrupt President in Korean History with the Corruption Scandal

Roh Moo-hyun, the previous president of Korea, died today. Suffering from the bribery scandal and investigation from the prosecution authority, the previous president who tried to live a quiet life...

South Korea: Roh Moo-hyun dies

Todd Thacker from Ohmynews International reported about South Korea former president Roh Moo-hyun's sudden death. Western media mostly assumed that Roh had committed suicide because of corruption scandal.

Indonesia: Army plane crash

An Indonesian army plane carrying more than 100 passengers crashed in East Java. Twitter user ari197 comments: “Indonesian soldier is dying not because of war but because of old device/weapons/planes/ships.”

Kuwait: Election History: Four Women Win Parliament Seats

Election fever has swept Kuwait, culminating in a historic and momentous event for the nation! Kuwait was expecting at best one or two women to make it to Parliament but...

Egypt: President's Grandson Dies

Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak's eldest grandson, Mohammed, has died at a Paris hospital after a brief illness. Bloggers were quick to react to the 13-year-old's death - which was met...

Sri Lanka: Bloggers react to the death of the LTTE leader

The government of Sril Lanka announced via state media and SMS today (Monday, May 18, 2009) afternoon that the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Vellupillai Prabhakaran,...

Nepal: Madhav Kumar Nepal Will Be The Next Prime Minister

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that Madhav Kumar Nepal, the leader of the moderate Communist Party of Nepal United Marxist and Leninist (CPN UML) is set to...

Sri Lanka: Prabhakaran, The King Maker Is Dead

Ajith P. Perera at Dare To Be Different writes about the life of the slain LTTE rebel chief: “Prabhakaran is no more a hero than Hitler or Pol Pot, but...

Japan: Hatoyama is the next DPJ leader

Following Ichirō Ozawa's resignation, it's Yukio Hatoyama‘s turn to be leader of the Democratic Party of Japan once again – Tobias Harris on Hatoyama's leadership abilities, Ampontan with ‘some morsels...

India Elections 2009: Tapping Into The Twitter

As the results of the Indian Parliamentary Elections 2009 came trickling in since today morning, Indians from all around the world were glued on to their TV or pc screens...

India Elections 09: India votes decisively, decides to strengthen the hand of stability

Election results are pouring in from all across the country and it is now clear that India has voted decisively for a stable government at the center, under the leadership...

Japan: Opposition leader's resignation

At his blog, essayist Takeyo Shimura (志村建世) discusses [ja] about the resignation of Japan's opposition leader Ichirō Ozawa (小沢一郎).

Sri Lanka: British Journalists Arrested

In Mutiny reports that three British TV journalists, who reported the grim situation from the Sir Lankan IDP camps for Channel 4 News, have been arrested and will be deported...

Azerbaijan: Bloggers, Global Voices Online author reportedly detained in Baku

Frontline Club blogger and Global Voices Online author Ali S. Novruzov has reportedly been detained in Baku as the Azerbaijani capital prepared for a planned youth demonstration. Tweets from a...

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