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· March, 2007

Stories about Disaster from March, 2007

Bahamas: Help for Zimbabwe

Weblog thinks that Bahamians should get more vocal with regard to the situation in Zimbabwe.

Ukraine, Belarus: Chernobyl

MoldovAnn attends the opening of a photo exhibition of Belarus-based American photographer Kristina Brendel, held at the Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv; she discovers that the Belarusian government's treatment of the...

Ukraine: Book on Chernobyl

MoldovAnn reads Piers Paul Read's 1993 book on Chernobyl (Ablaze: The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl) and discovers that she has been to a few Ukrainian towns...

Russia: Deadly Strip Club Fire

The Turkish Invasion reports on the deadly fire at a Moscow strip club.

Mozambique: mourning after bomb blasts

Green Chicken Diaries writes about the recent bomb explosions in Maputo, “Officially, 101 people are dead (at least that was the number of bodies delivered to the morgue so far)....

Mozambique: Blasts Kill Dozens in Maputo

Photo by Alfredo Mueche, in “Domingo” weekly – March 25, 2007 Mozambique's capital Maputo is mourning the victims of a tragedy that could have been prevented, local bloggers say. Dozens...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

I cannot believe it has been four years since the Iraq war started. Has it ended? I don't know but it feels more like an a lifetime has passed. In...

Poland: Fire Hazard

The Poland Diaries writes about fire safety – or, to be more precise, fire hazard – in Poland.

Thai Water Festival Brought Forward to Reduce Smog

Malaysia and Singapore are usually the victims of the haze arising from the burning of vegetation in the neighboring island of Sumatra. During the worst hazy days some people who...

Indonesia: Tribute to Australian Journalist

Maverick Indonesia writes a tribute to Morgan Mellish, an Australian journalist for a financial newspaper. Mellish lost his life along with 21 other passengers when a Garuda Boeing 737-400 plunged...

Tajikistan: Russian Food Aid

Vadim is surprised to find out that Russia is a major supporter of the World Food Program's program in Tajikistan.

Bolivia: Who's to Blame for the Rains?

Blame it on El Niño or blame it on the West. Either way, much of the eastern part of Bolivia found itself drastically affected by heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding...

China: water issues

Dan Washburn at Shanghaiist puts up a map indicating areas in China that have water issues (such as dam construction, shortage of water, etc.)

Russia: Sochi News

Sochi Travel reports these city news: On March 8, Sochi is hosting this year’s finals of the Missis World 2007 beauty contest; the average monthly salary in Sochi in 2006...

Hong Kong: Henry Tang's budget

Simon's world comments on Henry Tang's budget and raises the issue of migrant domestic workers’ wage for showing the euphemism of his lip service to the lower class.

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