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8 December 2005

Stories from 8 December 2005

Southeast Asian Games!

Southeast Asian Games closing ceremonies’ photo by Jove Francisco. The 23rd South East Asian Games, which recently concluded in Manila this week, were known as the South East Asian Peninsular...

Egyptian Soldier Blogging

Abdelrahman was drafted in October. He will be spending one year in the military. He is the first Egyptian soldier with a blog. He is writing about his life in...

India: Voluntary Work

India: Voluntary Work

India: Bombay Blogging

India: Bombay Blogging

Bangladesh: More terrorism

Bangladesh: More terrorism

Pakistan: Pakistan Post

Pakistan: Pakistan Post

South Asia: Women and Islam

South Asia: Women and Islam

Egypt: Arabian horses

Maryanne blogs about a horse show she attended few weeks ago. With pictures of beautiful mares and fillies. She also summarizes the history of the Arabian horse in Egypt and...

Iran: Airplane crash & Negligence

Mr.Behi, an Iran based blogger, writes about air plane crash in Tehran: He says the level of negligence of Iranian authority is so ridiculous that only Iranian would believe it.

China, Japan: Zhang Ziyi is a Race Traitor?

the leaky pen discusses the outrage on Chinese blogs over local actress Zhang Ziyi's role as a Japanese courtesan in a new Hollywood movie. He fumes: “A problem almost as...

Japan: Correcting “Lost in Translation”

David Weber at Japundit watched a Tokyo showing of the movie “Lost in Translation” and has some suggestions on how it could be more representative of Japan's overwhelming capital.

Malaysia: Racial Profiling

Farish Noor, a guestblogger at Brand New Malaysian, shares his thoughts about racial profiling, connecting his experience abroad as a Muslim traveler and his country's discrimination against Chinese.

Singapore: Condolences

Mr. Brown shares his own condolences and links to posts eulogizing fellow Singapore blogger Sondra of Idle Days, who recently passed away from a rare blood disorder.

Vietnam: Motorcycle Perils

Thinking of tooling around on a motorcycle while in Vietnam? Virtual Doug warns: “Việt Nam has the second highest traffic fatality rate in the world.”


Darfur blog, The Passion of the Present annouces today as “Die-In-for-Darfur, Turn the heat on Rice”.. …join Africa Action and friends as we rally at the State Department to challenge...

Ethiopia: King Tut

Friends of Ethiopia asks if King Tut is African or European and goes on to explain some of the issues around the debate.

Zimbabwe: Blog awards

This is Zimbabwe is on the short list for best Mid Eastern/African blog – so check their blog and go and give them a vote. Why are the Middle East...

Poland: Top 20

PolBlog reports that Poland is in the top 20 countries when it comes to number of internet users.

Kazakhstan: CS-Source Victory

narcogen reports that a team from Kazakhstan has taken second place in an international competition, but perhaps not the kind of competition one might think.

Kazakhstan: Election Aftermath

KZ Blog rounds up reports and opinion on Kazakhstan's recent presidential election.

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