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· October, 2006

Stories about Disaster from October, 2006

Lebanon: Political Uncertainty and Men

Many Lebanese blogs are reflecting the internal political bickering that is creating an atmosphere of uncertainty about the future of the country. Most of the posts in this weeks review...

Nigeria: poor air safety growing cause of concern

Following the plane crash in Nigeria last week, Ore's Notes lists other recent plane crashes in the country, “Nigerians may have been deemed the “happiest people in the world”, but...

Jamaica, Dominica: Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”

After seeing a play based on Dominican writer Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”, Jamaican novelist Marlon James wonders: “Must every great artist have a self hating streak? Didn't Jean...

Russia: Grozny War Diaries, 1994-95

“Every wall, every gate, every street has their signs of war in Grozny.” Like hundreds of other members of the Virtual Grozny Russian-language forum, Natasha Raslambekova lived in Chechnya's capital...

Pakistan: Blog-o-leader

With the advent of citizen journalism and the unrelenting popularity of blogs as the main source of honest opinion and news, it won't be long before the world leaders jump...

Myanmar: Flood Images

Sophia, a Burmese student in Taiwan posts pictures of the recent flooding in Myanmar.

Philippines: The perfect storm

More than twenty typhoons enter the Philippines every year. But super typhoon Milenyo (international name: Xangsane) which recently hit the northern part of the country shocked everyone with its ferociousness...

Sri Lanka: NGOs and the Tsunami

LankaWatch on the post-Tsunami money that was streamed into Sri Lanka and how NGOs cannot account for the money. “Almost 2 years on, most NGOs are not able account for...

Myanmar: Floods in Myanmar

Myouez at Blog of Nyein Chan Yar is reporting that he is hearing news of heavy rains and flooding from the people living in upcounty Myanmar. The state controlled media...

Kurdistance

I choose to begin this week's article with a disclaimer which is spawned in response to comments I received on last week's edition of Kurdistance: the contents of my articles...

Iraq: Iraqi Kurdistan Book Drive

Pearls of Iraq announces the details of an English language children's book drive for the Kurdish children in Sulaimaniya, Northern Iraq/Southern Kurdistan. This book drive is sponsered in part by...

Air Collision in Brazil Triggers Strong Words of Blame

It's been a week since the collision of an Embraer Legacy 600 jet with GOL Airlines 737-800 Flight 1907 which plunged into the Amazon jungle Friday, killing all 154 people...

Lebanon: Men, Women and Post-War Issues

The Lebanese blogosphere keeps growing day after day. Rampurple, who is a member of the Lebanese Blogger Forum and who maintains the Lebanese Aggregator in addition to her own blog...

Philippines: Regulating Billboards

The blogger at kaLeiDosThoughts feels that advertising billboards should be regulated. Recent typhoon Milenyo caused several of these billboards to fall and one person was killed by a falling billboard.

Apocalypso Now: T&T bloggers on last Friday's earthquake

FEW THINGS say more about a nation's character than the way its citizens react to a natural disaster, potential or otherwise. Some would suggest that Trinidad and Tobago's bloggers aren't...

Vietnam: Xangsane in Vietnam

Tuan in Hue, Central Vietnam reports on the typhoon Xangsane, the strongest to hit Vietnam in 10 years. “You can not imagine how teribble it was this morning. From this...

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