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· March, 2009

Stories about Breaking News from March, 2009

11 March 2009

Sri Lanka: Blast at Akuressa

8 March 2009

Bangladesh: YouTube And Esnips ban confirmed

Egypt: Blogger Mohamed Adel Released

Egyptian bloggers report that Mohammed Adel, a blogger held in custody since November 21, 2008, has been released. Marwa Rakha sums up their reactions in this post.

Sudanese Bloggers React to ICC Arrest Warrant for President

It's been more than two days since The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir making him the first sitting head of state to be...

7 March 2009

Thailand: Web director arrested for “allowing offensive comments”

A web editor in Thailand was arrested by police yesterday for allowing comments which authorities deemed as offensive to the monarchy. The editor is now out on bail. The arrest...

5 March 2009

Israel: Jerusalem Suffers Third Bulldozer Attack This Year

The first time it seemed like a freak attack: an anomaly separate from time and place. The second, it was a nightmare. Now it has happened again. Israeli news reported...

Myanmar: Blasts Hit Yangon

4 March 2009

Australia: Reactions to “Cricket Terror”

Cricket, that shared legacy of British colonialism, has taken centre stage in Australian blogs following the terror attack in Lahore. This terror attack has taken bushfires off the front pages...

Madagascar: “I feel like in a war movie”

The political crisis in Madagascar, unfolding since late January, took yet another turn today with the sound of gun shots and tear gas, as police and protestors clashed all over...

3 March 2009

Sri Lanka: Who Shoots Cricketers?

Pakistan: Terror Hits Cricket!

Today morning a dozen of gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team ahead of a cricket match with Pakistan team in Lahore. This bloody onslaught has left seven people including...

Pakistan: Attack Against Sri Lankan Cricket Team In Lahore

2 March 2009

Guinea-Bissau: President's assassination sparks alarm at instability

Guinea-Bissau President Joao Bernardo Vieira was assassinated in the first hours of this morning, a few hours after his long term rival, the country's army chief General Batista Tagme, was...

1 March 2009

Virus scare hits Southeast Asia

Rising cases of dengue fever, chikungunya, bird flu and ebola viruses were reported in several Southeast Asian countries in the past two months. Relax, there are no pandemic threats. Not...