· August, 2007

Stories about Breaking News from August, 2007

Barbados, Jamaica, Cayman Islands: Dean Update

  20 August 2007

Even as the storm heads towards the Cayman Islands, My Barbados Blog has a comprehensive updates on Hurricane Dean and its impact on Jamaica, while Notes from the Margin estimates the closest approach of the storm.

Korea: Coming Out about Academic Degrees

  19 August 2007

A hot topic in Korea now is the continual coming out of fake academic degree holders. Some of the most respected figures in many fields have been revealed to have fabricated their academic qualifications. A famous theatre actress in Korea was discovered, partly through confession and partly through expose, to...

Martinique braces for Hurricane Dean

  18 August 2007

le blog de [moi] writes a post bracing for Hurricane Dean (Fr), which has just hit Martinique: “the light's hazy, the birds are quiet, the ocean's [dark] like oil, there is no wind. The calm before the storm.”

Kazakhstan: Elections

  18 August 2007

Sean Roberts analyses the importance of today's parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan, and finds that the real results of the poll will only be clear over the course of the next year.

Barbados, Jamaica: Dean Moves On

  17 August 2007

Cheese-on-Bread gives a Hurricane Dean update from Barbados: “When I heard on the news…that the all clear had been given I was surprised, 'cause in St. Michael the wind was howling and the rain beating down”, while Jamaican Veiw says that “Hurricane Dean could be in Jamaica’s territorial waters by...

Haiti: Preparing for the Storm

  17 August 2007

As Haiti continues to prepare for Hurricane Dean's arrival, The Livesay Haiti Weblog reports: “The newest projections are saying ‘Dean’ will hit Southern Haiti sometime Saturday afternoon. It has not strengthened that we see, we're just expecting rain and wind”, while Pwoje Espwa says: “It's a busy time for us...

Caribbean: Bracing for Hurricane Dean

  17 August 2007

The Caribbean blogosphere is abuzz over the impending arrival of Hurricane Dean, the first official hurricane of the season: Steve's Dominica reports: “Dean will be passing over us around 6am on Friday. We'll start to feel the winds from midnight tonight…” Steve manages to venture out, however and posts a...

Peru: Online Earthquake Coverage

  17 August 2007

When disaster hits, many look to television or radio to get their news. However, in Peru, many look to the internet to find out the latest information. Within minutes, the disaster appeared on Wikipedia. Bloggers also provided stories about where they were, when the quake struck and others try to set the record straight regarding misinformation read online.

Morocco: Journalist Jailed

A Moroccan court yesterday sentenced Mustapha Hormat Allah, a journalist for Al-Watan al-An to eight months in prison for reporting on leaked documents explaining the “state of alert” in Morocco, reports Elijah Zarwan.

Kyrgyzstan: Let the show begin

  16 August 2007

Mirsulzhan Namazaliev provides a comprehensive summary of Livejournal coverage of the opening of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Kyrgyzstan, including links to many first-hand photo reports.

Barbados, Dominica: Hurricane Dean

  16 August 2007

As Tropical Storm Dean gets upgraded to a hurricane, Barbados Free Press puts out an alert to other Caribbean islands, while Steve's Dominica reports: “It's strengthening rapidly. It's due to pass over us. We'll start to see it within 24 hours. The usual preparations are being made. Store lots of...

Peru: Earthquake Hits Lima

  16 August 2007

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] writes about the breaking news of a strong earthquake that hit the country. In addition, while President Alan Garcia addresses the nation, a tsunami warning is also issued.

Barbados: Journalist on Rape Charge

  15 August 2007

Barbados Underground reports that a former newspaper editor has been charged with rape, while Barbados Free Press wonders “whether or not Bajan blogs impacted the decision of the police and the prosecutors to bring formal charges against a well known and influential journalist.”

Barbados: Tropical Storm Dean

  15 August 2007

Barbados Free Press reports that Tropical Storm Dean, currently headed towards the Lesser Antilles, could “turn nasty”, while News of St. John says that the storm track “has dropped further south, indicating its winds will only brush the territory”.

Kyrgyzstan: SCO summit

  14 August 2007

Bonnie Boyd writes a comprehensive update on developments in the run-up to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit to take place in Kyrgyzstan this week. Meanwhile, Azamat is upset that he can neither buy nor order alcohol in central Bishkek anymore: “Absurdistan!”

Child killed in Egypt

Abdulrahman Mansour was horrified to report that Egyptian police brutally tortured and killed 12 year old Muhammad Mamdooh Abdulrahman who they “arrested” for petty theft.

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