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12 November 2005

Stories from 12 November 2005

Barbados: Sweat Shop Allegations

Ryan Patrick of West Indies Cricket Blog is following the story of Indian immigrant laborers suing World Cup Barbados over sweat shop allegations at the Kensington Oval Re-development Project.

Egypt: Early Christmas

Cairo is preparing for Christmas a little bit too early!

Iran: Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Sooratak invites people to visit Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art where many western masterpieces are exposed. Blogger writes that this collection was bought more than 27 years ago and it...


The 13th summit of the seven-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has begun in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh today. Being active since 1985 the forum steps into the...

Malaysia: Name Crisis becomes alarmed that crisis levels may have been reached regarding ridiculous English names used by Chinese.

Japan: Analyzing the Harujuku Girls

Japundit analyzes the bizarre, somewhat disturbing posse of Japanese hipsters employed to trail American pop singer Gwen Stefani — the Harujuku Girls.

South Korea: Datemates or Sexmates?

The Lost Nomad finds an article about the emerging phenomenon of no-strings-attached “datemate” relationships in South Korea.

Uzbekistan: Settling Andijon's Refugees reports that Uzbek refugees from Andijon currently in Romania are a step close to final resettlement.

Mongolia: Spelling Disaster

New Mongols reacts to the news that Mongolia will change its alphabet from Cyrillic to Latin.

Armenia: TV

Ara Manoogian has been watching a lot of Armenian television lately and reports that what he is seeing is bad for the country.

Armenia: A Family Starts

Martuni or Bust!!! reports on Yerevan wedding traditions.

Afghanistan: Beyond Kabul

Afghan Reality applauds the recent news of a new 5-star hotel in Kabul, but says more must be done to develop the country beyond Kabul.

Argentina: Jacarandá, '94 Suicide Bombing, Stenciles

Robert Wrighton says Buenos Aires will soon be covered in purple. Ian posts about the government's recent identification of a suicide bomber responsible for 85 deaths in a 1994 anti-Semitic...

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