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· September, 2009

Stories about History from September, 2009

Poland: Sexual Crimes and Roman Polanski

  30 September 2009

Polandian writes about Poland's plans to legalize chemical castration for those who commit sexual crimes against minors – and about the arrest of Roman Polanski in Switzerland and the Polish foreign minister's intention to ask the U.S. president to pardon the film director: “Now, if the 1977 charge had been...

Czech Republic: Temelín Nuclear Power Plant

  29 September 2009

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks writes about the Temelín nuclear power plant, which has been in the news recently “because of a controversial and overpriced contract awarded to a shady company whose former director was recently jailed for planning the violent abduction of his replacement.”

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Tunisia: Severe Flooding Kills 15

  26 September 2009

Flash floods hit Tunisia this week, killing at least 15 people and damaging property in the town of Redeyef in southern Tunisia. Bloggers declare two day of mourning and speak out against a media apparatus which trades on people's miseries to trump up the government.

Bermuda: national identity

  25 September 2009

“Who are we?” asks Tales from the Triangle's Tip. News of an upcoming visit to Bermuda by Queen Elizabeth II raises questions about national identity in the British Overseas Territory. “After 400 years, we are still defined by a queen, a crown.”

Bahamas: window to the past

  23 September 2009

Bahama Pundit takes a look at a 186-year-old document of life in the Bahamas: the diary of an American doctor who lived in Nassau in the early 19th century. “Townsend witnessed the declining days of the decadent plantation society that the Loyalists had tried to build in the Bahamas following...

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Oman: Eid on Twitter

  22 September 2009

(Photo credits: alucard187) Oman celebrated the first day of Eid al Fitr yesterday, a day after most of its neighboring Gulf states. The celebration, which culminates the end of Ramadan – the month of fasting, is determined after the sighting of the new moon, and not all countries, or sects...

Thailand: Three Years After The 2006 Coup

  21 September 2009

Last September 19 Thailand marked the third year anniversary of the Coup D'etat which forced the ouster of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who is now in exile. Bloggers also remembered the coup anniversary.

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