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· August, 2008

Stories about North America from August, 2008

Russia, Georgia, U.S.: Michael Lee White's Passport

LJ user olegpanfilov2 links (RUS) to a newspaper story (ENG) on Michael Lee White, a China-based U.S. citizen whose passport was allegedly stolen “during a flight from Moscow to New...

Bangladesh: Palin and the US

Mash writes on the Sarah Palin being chosen as the running mate for McCain and feels that something doesn't quite fit.

India: Volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav

Conversations with Dina has links to the web-based volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav in the US.

Russia: Putin on CNN

A discussion of PM Vladimir Putin's CNN interview – at Sean's Russia Blog.

Bangladesh: Obama and America

Mash reacts to Obama's speech and his nomination as the Presidential candidate.

Madagascar: Barcamp set to foster ICT collaboration.

The date for the first Barcamp in Madagascar is set for October, 4th 2008 in Antananarivo. The user-generated unconference will follow in the steps of previous Barcamps organized in sub...

Barbados: Obama's Speech

Barbados Underground says that Barack Obama “delivered a high impact speech” at the Democratic National Convention, while Bajan Global Report refers to a story that claims Barbados’ Prime Minister “is…the...

Iraq: “Egyptians Recruited to Iraq”

“According to Egyptian website Al-Mesryoon, last two months there was a campaign in America to recruit Egyptians as interpreters in the American forces and to be sent to Iraq. The...

Georgia, Russia, Serbia: The Use (or Abuse) of Some Historical Facts?

Serbian bloggers follow closely the situation in the Caucasus region. Many of them compared and analyzed the Kosovo issue and the newest opportunities in South Ossetia. Some of them were...

China: Translating New York Times Olympic Report

Black and White Cat shows how the Xinhua has translated the New York Times Olympic Report into Chinese.

Poland: Reactions to the Russian-Georgian Conflict

The beatroot writes that “Poland – in the shape of its government and particularly its president, Lech Kaczynski – has been using the conflict between Moscow and Tbilisi to nail...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Michelle Did Well

Trinidadian blogger Afrobella is a “great admirer of Michelle Obama” and thinks she nailed her speech at the Democratic National Convention, calling it “poignant and resonant”.

Jamaica: Gustav etc.

As Jamaican Annie Paul waits for Hurricane Gustav “to huff and puff and blow our house down”, she blogs about everything from Usain Bolt-inspired dance moves to Michelle Obama: “(She)...

Palestine: I want a vending machine

“I don’t care how much those suckers cost, I will even take a loan out, and I will buy a vending machine!” writes Palestinian Rebellious Arab Girl, who lives in...

Georgia: McCain Benefits?

Nazarian says that the real winner in the war between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia might be U.S. presidential candidate John McCain. The blogger also believes a new Cold...

MENA: Refused Gaza Fulbright students speak

A few weeks a group of students from the Gaza Strip who were due to go to the United States on Fulbright scholarships had their visas revoked at the last...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Watching the Games

“Cuba is a sports-loving country, and interest extends beyond the island’s participation, to that of athletes from other latitudes”: Circles Robinson writes about the experience of watching the Olympics from...

China: Watching women's volleyball

Thanks to Bill Bishop at the MarketWatch Olympic Blog, we are given a recount of a day at the beach watching the US, Brazil and China's women's volleyball teams in...

China: Cheering for the race traitors

Those thin-skinned cyber-mobsters must have heatstroke; Chinese coach leads US women's volleyball team to victory against China and gets dissed by a chess grandmaster, then: The majority of the netizens...

Iran:”Stop war on Iran”

Stop war on Iran informs us that demonstrators in different cities in the USA asked Bush administration not to attack Iran.

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