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· January, 2007

Stories about Disaster from January, 2007

Iraq: Another Terrifying Day

Iraqi blogger Nabil writes about yet another terrifying day in his neighbourhood. “Me and several people ran to the roof of the house, and there was my neighbour lying on...

Iraq: Massacare in Najaf

Iraqi blogger Imad Khadduri reports a massacare in Najaf, which left about 260 people dead.

Malaysia: Cruel Joke on Flood Victims

The 4896 blog talks about a cruel joke that a donor played on the flood victims in Malaysia.

Malaysia: Helping Flood Victims

Kenny Sia is asking his readers to assist in the flood relief efforts in Southern Malaysia. “Getting hit by the flood is bad, but getting hit by the flood twice...

Lebanon At the Brink of a Civil War

Lebanon is at the brink of a civil war, writes Jordanian blogger Tololy. To add insult to injury, she adds: “There is occupation and civil war in Iraq, occupation and...

Thailand: Bangkok Bombs

Agamsgecko writes about the latest angle in the on-going investigation into the New Year's eve bombing in Bangkok. Investigators now suspect the involvement of a regional militant group Jemaah Islamiyah‘s...

Indonesia: Adam Air Plane Crash Causes

Investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of the Adam Air's plane earlier this month. Indonesia Matters looks at the possible scenarios.

Russia: Earthquake Threat

White Sun of the Desert writes in the aftermath of a recent and not-so-distant earthquake: “That you live in an earthquake zone and are a potential target for a building...

Malaysia: Distasteful Bank Advertisement

Rocky's Bru is offended by an advert brought out by a bank in Malaysia. The advert is anouncing a lucky draw and features bank notes being hung to dry on...

Malaysia: Second wave hit Southern Malaysia

A few days after Malaysia kicked off the Visit Malaysia Year 2007, Southern state of Malaysia Johor is being hit with continuous heavy rains which leads to the second wave...

Guadeloupe, Montserrat: Soufriere Hills Volcano Eruption

Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Mrs. Deborah Jones, Governor of the British island of Montserrat, ordered yesterday the evacuation of the volcano's North West zone. About 50 households are involved. La...

Guadeloupe: No Correlation Between Earthquake and Smooth Abolition of Slavery

Guadeloupe Attitude reposts an article by Claude Thiebaut concluding that (Fr) contrary to a prior theory, an 1843 earthquake in Guadeloupe did not contribute (through what was thought to be...

St. Petersburg, Russia: Flood #302

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Bangladesh: Christmas & Eid celebrations, cold days and heated up politics

Like any other country Christmas was celebrated in Bangladesh with much enthusiasm. Tom of Bangladesh Barta shares his experience of celebrating Christmas in Bangladesh. Being a majority Muslim country should...

Russia: George Michael's Equipment Catches Fire

George Michael received $3 million from Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin for a New Year's Eve concert – but then lost much of his costly equipment in a fire allegedly caused...

Indonesia: Adam Air Crash

Unspun complains about the lack of crisis management training in Indonesia after observing the way the authorities handled the crash of an private airline plane. Relatives were given conflicting messages...

South Asia: 2006 in review

Let us take a look at how the South Asian bloggers reflected on the year 2006: Bangladesh: Drishtipat reports that a total of 3,239 people were killed in Bangladesh, with...

China: 10 missing things

Positive solution blogs about 10 things that he missed about internet because of the internet cable disruption after earthquake.

Kyrgyzstan: Real & Metaphorical Earthquakes

Yulia rounds up reactions in the Kyrgyz blogosphere to political and actual earthquakes that have hit Kyrgyzstan in recent weeks.

Kazakhstan: Aid to Kyrgyzstan

Registan.net posts about Kazakhstan supplying aid for victims of the recent earthquake in Kyrgyzstan, highlighting the shrewd political component of the decision.

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