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· April, 2009

Stories about Disaster from April, 2009

28 April 2009

Caribbean: When Pigs Fly?

The idiom "when pigs fly" is not a popular one in the Caribbean these days as regional bloggers, like the rest of the world, keep a close eye on the...

China: A citizen campaign to reveal the forgotten dead

从车上下来的高举冲锋枪的警察高喊“把手举起来,原地不要动”这个只有大片中才有的场景让我有些不知所措。 The police rushing down from the car with a sub machine gun at hand shouted at me, ‘put your hands up, freeze!’ It was so astonishing a scene that...

24 April 2009

Ukraine: Chernobyl – Michael Forster Rothbart's Photos; Mohamed Makhzangi's Book

Sri Lanka: The Pros And Cons Of International Attention

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are holding on to to just a sliver of land in the north of Sri Lanka, but the United Nations is estimating that...

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photo Exhibit

20 April 2009

Jamaica: Hostages Released

Breaking news in Jamaica this morning is that a hostage situation has developed with the crew of a Canadian jet at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Canadian mainstream media...

Kazakhstan: Blackout in Almaty

Last Wednesday, April 15, due to damage of the high-voltage power line Toktogul-Frunze (the largest line in the Kyrgyz Republic), most enterprises and even strategic buildings in towns of the...

Kyrgyzstan: Serious Emergency at the Kyrgyz Electric Linesna

17 April 2009

Bangladesh: Bijli Strikes

10 April 2009

Pakistan: No Respite