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· September, 2006

Stories about Disaster from September, 2006

Philippines: Darkness after Xangsane

Mr. Fuji in Manila describes the situation in downtown Manila in the wake of Typhoon Xangsane. “looking out from my manila hotel room, makati is dark, right to the horizon....

Philippines: Typhoon Milenyo

Manuel Quezon in Philippines rounds up the typhoon Milenyo stories from the papers and the blogs. The typhoon, knows as Xangsane internationally struck the Philippines on wednesday and is now...

West Africa: this year's rain has killed thousands

Black Looks reports that flash floods have left thousands of people homeless in West Africa.

Africa: dumping site for toxic waste

Grandiose Parlor asks whether Africa is a dumping site for global toxic waste: “The use of Africa as a dumping site for hazardous waste from industrialized nations is old news....

Kazakhstan: Helping Orphans

KZblog writes about ways to help Kazakhstani orphans.

Bangladesh blog buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world: * Education: Tanvir of Journal of a Disturbed Mind blog criticizes the new grading system of school final examination -S.S.C. (Grade...

Lebanon: Pope, Politics, Post-War Casualties and Circumcision

This week Lebanese blogs discusses circumcision, the environment, the Pope's quote on Islam, Lebanese politics, post war hardships and suspicions among other things. Let us start this weeks sampling by...

Bermuda: Hurricane Florence aftermath

The Limey returns home after waiting out hurricane Florence in Bermuda's capital. He's pleased to report that the damage is “nowhere near as bad as it was after [2003 hurricane]...

Five years on from 9/11, the world remembers

The mainstream media in many countries have been preoccupied with events in the United States to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon...

Russia: Murder Over Foreign-Made Car

Russia Blog writes about the tragic death of an Omsk journalist and his family: “Ruslan noticed a nice Mitsubishi car parked by a tent, with no potential witnesses around. Driving...

The Kannada Context: Post-modernist. Post-9/11. Concerns.

Firstly, let us remember the victims of 9/11. Let us wish that the world leaders gather enough sense and courage to fight the root cause of terrorism, and not just...

Bermuda: Hurricane Florence

The Limey reports on the situation in Hamilton, Bermuda the morning hurricane Florence was scheduled to have passed by, and posts some photos.

Iran:Iranians in Lebanon Get no Money!

Kaariz said Iranians who lost their houses in Lebanon can not get any money from Hezbollah or Iranian government [Fa]. The blogger said he knows some people who get up...

Lebanon: Field Trips, Wardrobe Personification and Poetry

Have you wondered why most women like shoes? Or can blogging be life threatening? Then read on and see what answers the Lebanese Blogosphere has. This week’s blogs have topics...

Bermuda: Blogging hurricane Florence

The video above was captured this afternoon by Bermuda bloggers Shawn and Sue “from the Southshore, Eastern end of Bermuda, approx 24 hours before Florence is scheduled to arrive.” Florence...

Bermuda: Civilian hurricane relief

The Limey in Bermuda's latest “open mike” topic is tabled by a former Corporal in the Bermudian Regiment, who draws on his experiences working the hurricane relief detail and calls...

Iran: Unbearable lightness of statistics

Fallo Safah writes that in Iranian TV, the chairman of Iranian Parliament asked Minister of Road & Transportation ” to think methods to reduce statistics of accidents”. The blogger says...

Egypt: Another train crash in Egypt

Another train accident in less than two weeks from the previous one. Zeinobia says that some of the reasons are the condition of the train drivers, which obtain small salaries...

Lebanon: Peace, Art, Humor and Politics

Topics discussed in the Lebanese blogosphere this week involved, among others, literature, war-art, the art of souvenir production and war-humor. Peace is a topic that is almost always present. A...

East Timor: Yet Another UN Effort

Dili-gence looks at the latest version of UN representation in East Timor. “As of last week, yet another UN gravy train is about to hit TL. The UN acronym department...

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