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· April, 2009

Stories about Disaster from April, 2009

Azerbaijan: Last day of April

Sheki, Azerbaijan comments on today's massacre of at least 13 students at a university in Baku and says that the end of April will now live on in the collective...

Bhutan: Flood Threat

Tshering Tobgay reports that the river Gotu-chu, a tributary of the Pho-chu river had swollen which could trigger a possible flood downstream along the Pho-chu and Punasang-chu rivers in Bhutan....

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...

Ukraine: Chernobyl

Ukrainiana‘s Chernobyl anniversary post is here: “We remember.”

Afghanistan: Bombings in Kandahar

Joshua Foust reports that three suicide bombers have struck the provincial governor’s compound in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Ukraine: More on Chernobyl Photo Exhibit

More pictures from Michael Forster Rothbart‘s Chernobyl photo exhibit in Kyiv

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

The Uncataloged Museum reports on the opening of Michael Forster Rothbart‘s Chernobyl photo exhibit in Kyiv. Bint Battuta in Bahrain reviews Mohamed Makhzangi's Memories of a Meltdown; the book's author,...

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

The 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe is in two days, and Chernobyl and Eastern Europe Blog posts a press release for Michael Forster Rothbart‘s photo exhibit that opens in...

Ukraine: Ceramics Museum; Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

The Uncataloged Museum reports on a trip to the National Museum of Ukrainian Ceramics in the village of Opishne, in the Poltava region. Chernobyl and Eastern Europe posts a 2006...

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

Elena posts some facts about yesterday’s electrical blackout in Kyrgyzstan.

Bangladesh: Bijli Strikes

Tropical cyclonic storm Bijli (01B) is making a landfall in the Southern coasts of Bangladesh. The 3rd world view has the updates.

China: Wuhan government building on fire

Here is a twitpic on the fire happened in Wuhan government building today (April 16). A number of tweets said that the news had to be down played, so far...

Ukraine: “New Safe Confinement” for Chernobyl

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe posts “a short video showing the design of the New Safe Confinement structure that is designed to cover the original Sarcophagus and remains of Reactor 4...

Palestine: Health Issues On Film

Eva Bartlett, a Canadian activist in Gaza, reports on a short documentary competition held to mark World Health Day, highlighting health issues Gazans face, and medical care during attacks.

Sri Lanka: Plights Of The IDPs

Laksundara at Groundviews describes the plights of the IDPs (internally displaced persons) who fled their homes during the recent civil war in the Northern areas of Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: No Respite

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan reports that troubles are brewing all over Pakistan. Quetta is burning due to riots, violence spreads in Balochistan and Karachi is tensed due to...

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