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18 November 2005

Stories from 18 November 2005

Georgia: Impressions

Raffi of Life in Armenia reports on impressions of Georgia.

Kazakhstan: Election Encounters

KZ Blog reports on encounters with the preparations for the upcoming presidential election.

Armenia: Bambir

Oneworld Multimedia has another report on Armenia's Bambir rock band.

Turkmenistan: Apologize

Rico of neweurasia reports that Turkmenistan is demanding apologies from foreign media outlets for reporting the existence of an Islamic Movement of Turkmenistan. (Probably a sloppy mistake regarding the Islamic...

Turkmenistan: Hypocritical Oath

neweurasia reports on the strange new oath for doctors in Turkmenistan.

Poland: Lepper's Transformation

the beatroot notes a sudden political transformation in Poland's parliament.

Colombia: Rio Hacha

Juan Noly was impressed by the town of Rio Hacha.

Chile, China: Free Trade Agreement

The presidents of China and Chile have signed a free trade agreement. Gloria Delucchi writes in El Morrocotudo that she envisions that the region of Tarapacá will gain importance (ES)...

Brazil: Google and Swarzenegger

After opening offices in Mexico and Brazil, Richard Miller says Google News now also has a site dedicated to Brazil. Made in Brazil has some memorable photos of California governor,...

Argentina: Teatro Colón is Back

Ian informs that Teatro Colón is back after a month without performances due to a lockout.

Puerto Rico: Birthday or Anniversary?

Julizzette Colon-Bilbraut must decide between her grandmother's birthday and her anniversary with her partner.

Dominican Republic: Breast Cancer Awareness

Annie Sánchez celebrates 10 years of breast cancer awareness.

Egypt: Abdolkarim, the Elections and the Muslim Brotherhood

This week bloggers discussed Abdolkarim's release, the resuls of the the first stage of legislative elections and more. Abdolkarim After the release of Abdolkarim. Malek went to meet him personally...

China: Interpreting the Mascots

Mutant Frog Travelogue analyzes the symbolism behind China's recently unveiled five mascots for the Beijing Olympics. “China’s choice also says something about the degree to which its “peaceful rise” diplomacy...

Malaysia: Judging Anwar

Ada apa dengan ShinShin? asks whether disgraced former Malaysian deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim is an asset or a liability to the opposition party he associated with.

Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand: Raiding Burmese

Burma Underground compares raids on Myanmar refugees and activists in Malaysia and Thailand. “In Chiang Mai, I would sit on the floor at my Kachin friends’ house, and Naw Kham...

Singapore: Maid Perceptions

Singapore's says that a domestic helper ought to be treated as an employee not a servant, and that their employ should be the same as employing anyone else for...

South Korea: Graduation Speech

Korean-Canadian Jun-Gang of A Canadian-Gyopo's Tour of Duty posts the speech he gave in Korean at his graduation, which discusses why he decided to go to Korea to learn his...

Iran: 25000 books got burned

Pejvake Khamoush (means silent echo), an Iranian cleric & blogger, writes “According to Mehr News agency 25000 books were burned after fire destroyed library of faculty of Law in Tehran...

Iran: We are Iran book

Khabgard says “We are Iran” which is about Persian blogs, is not a reliable source. Book only talks about less than 2 percent of blogs. Khabgard writes Nasrin Alavi's, book's...

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