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· October, 2009

Stories about North America from October, 2009

China: The death of an overseas returnee

  30 October 2009

China Hush has a translation of a report from Southern Metropolis Daily on the suicide of Tu Xuxin, a civil engineering PhD who returned from the U.S.A to China to develop his career in a local university.

Guyana: Uniformity

  29 October 2009

Individualism and free expression are made up of much more than clothing. Signifyin’ Guyana explains.

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Video: Winners of UN Contest became Citizen Ambassadors

  28 October 2009

We bring you the 5 winning videos for the UN contest where participants sent in a video stating what they would tell world leaders if they had the chance. The 5 video bloggers had the opportunity to give their message in person at the UN Day celebration in New York City.

Disaster Management and the role of ICTs

  27 October 2009

In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004.

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Pregnancy and Prisons: Women's Health and Rights Behind Bars

  24 October 2009

It is still a struggle to ensure human rights for pregnant women worldwide, and it seems that in the process, pregnant women in prison are many times overlooked. What have been some of the steps made to ensure that they are also treated humanely, with respect to the life they carry?

Haiti: No Justice?

  23 October 2009

As an ex-priest is extradited to Canada to face charges of sexual abuse of minors in Haiti, The Haitian Blogger says: “The international community has evidently concluded that there is no justice in Haiti. Sexual predators who have been operating with impunity in Haiti are being extradited to their countries...

USA: Interracial couple denied marriage license

  21 October 2009

Last week, in Hammond, Louisiana, a couple applied for a marriage license and were refused on the basis of their different races. The justice of the peace claimed that "interracial marriages do not last long" and stated that he was "doing it for the children."

China and U.S: Oba Mao

  21 October 2009

A new icon combining Chairman Mao Zedong and U.S President Obama is on the rise in China. Check this out: Serving the people T-shirt and Oba Mao bag.

Little Bangladesh In Los Angeles

  19 October 2009

Taz at Sepia Mutiny informs that the 3rd Street between Alexandria Ave and New Hampshire Ave in Los Angeles, USA will be officially called as ‘Little Bangladesh’ from now on.

Georgia: Andy Garcia's starring role

  18 October 2009

Tbilisi's Blog – News, Events, Comments… reports that U.S. actor Andy Garcia has arrived in Georgia. The Hollywood star might play Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in a film on last year's August war with Russia.

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Global Health: Can Condoms Combat Climate Change?

  16 October 2009

As scientists and policymakers search for high-tech ways to fight climate change, a proposed low-tech solution is creating controversy -- contraception. A look at the debate as part of Blog Action Day, which focuses this year on climate change.

How the recession has affected motherhood

  15 October 2009

When the economies of world plummeted late last year, that “motherhood” would be a victim of the spiraling trend might not have been foremost in the minds of most. However, mothers are as much a casualty of the recession as the stock markets.

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