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· December, 2007

Stories about Disaster from December, 2007

Arabeyes: Sad for Bhutto

News of the murder of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was received with shock across the Middle East. Bloggers reacted in awe, shock, anger and submission to the hopelessness...

Russia: Holiday Charity (via Egoism)

Russia is embarking on a 10-day national vacation: from Dec. 30 to Jan. 8, the country will be celebrating the New Year's and Orthodox Christmas - and should also have...

Russia: Messina Earthquake and Russian Sailors

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about Russian sailors’ participation in the rescue operations following the 1908 earthquake in Messina, Sicily.

Tajikistan: Fire at the Medical University

Vadim reports that — due a metal fence — firefighters could not put out the fire that has ruined the major medical university in Tajikistan.

Poland: Ecology, Coal Mines, Iraq

Our Man in Gdansk comments on the coverage of Poland's ecology, coal mines and involvement in Iraq.

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko and Coal Miners

Yulia Tymoshenko returned as Ukraine's prime minister on Dec. 18. Five days later, she was in Donetsk region, visiting the site of Ukraine's worst coal mining accident, the troubled Zasyadko...

Sri Lanka: Tsunami and Verse

Moving Images, Moving People! writes a moving post on the anguish the Tsunami caused.

Tajikistan: Avalanche kills people

Vadim reports that an avalanche killed sixteen people on the road connecting Khujand and Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan.

China: Sobbing without tears

A land thirsty for water is calling for help. How many more villages would die out due to the drought? How much more land would be eroded, even buried by...

Syria: Friend Kidnapped in Saudi Arabia

Syrian Kinan Jarjous, who lives in Dubai, narrates to us hos his friend was kidnapped and robbed in Saudi Arabia.

Malaysia: Flood Images

Kickedefella has some images of the flooding in Kampung Gelang Mas- Eastern peninsular Malaysia.

Bangladesh: Miracle Boy

Voice Of South on a “miracle-boy” – a seven year old child saved from the cyclone.

Mexico: Open Architecture and Low Cost Housing for Tabasco

HJ Barranza of Neverwonderland looks at the possibility of using open architecture and low cost housing and how it can help rebuild flood-ravaged Tabasco, Mexico.

South Korea and Hong Kong: Worst Oil Spill

mins0306 from the Marmot's Hole blogs about the worst oil spill happened in South Korea last weekend.

Armenia: More Earthquake Recollections

Unzipped also remembers the day of the Armenian Earthquake which happened 19 years ago on 7 December 1988.

Armenia: Quake Anniversary

On the 19th Anniversary of the 1988 Armenian Earthquake, The Armenian Observer recalls the day of the quake when he was at school in his native Gyumri.

Ukraine: Coal Miners’ Video

Ukrainiana posts and translates “a video of real people who tell us how the smell of profits sucks the safety out of the Ukrainian mining industry.”

Bangladesh: A cyclone and its aftermath

Shawn, a Canadian in Bangladesh has accounts of the devastation caused by Cyclone Sidr.

Israel: Hanukkah, festival of light and cultural wars

Hanukkah an all-time favorite Jewish holiday, has interesting historical value dealing with issues relevant to Israeli culture and sense of identity. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the ancient Israelites over...

Ukraine: “Unsung Heroes”

Orange Ukraine writes on various sources of aid to Ukraine, individual and institutional.

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