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13 April 2006

Stories from 13 April 2006

Sri Lanka: Violence against Tamils

The ethnic conflict, while still not covered by the Mainstream Media, appears to be a part of everyday life. Transcurrents.com on “Trincomalee saw large scale violence being unleashed against Tamils...

Revolution In Nepal: Monarchy On Its Way Out

The movement has turned into a revolution.

Tunisia: Tunis 94th Among World Cities

MMM writes that Tunis is ranked 94th in the world wide index for quality of life. The only Arab cities ahead of Tunis are Dubai at the 85th place and...

Saudi Arabia: Illegal Nigerians in Saudi Arabia

Looks like the issue of the Nigerian citizens living in the Saudi Arabia illegally is increasingly becoming a chronic problem, Prometheus said.

Jordan: Abu Ali and the Culture Shack

“I do not sell books, magazines, and newspapers, I provide books, magazines, and newspapers because I am a link in a long chain of support for readership and learning,” states...

Iraq: Miss Iraq Resign

What is the second hardest to find in Iraq after the “prime minister”? It is a “Beauty Queen,” Sabbah said. On April 9, Tamar Goregian, a Christian woman, made history...

United Arab Emirates: Burj Al Arab

What do you know about the only 7 star hotel in the world? NZM writes all what you need to know about Burj Al Arab Hotel, the very distinctive landmark...

Spain: What You Want to Hear

As handy and effective as the text-based Internet is, it sure doesn't communicate emotions well. Not like film. Which is why I wholeheartedly recommend that everyone watches Guillermo Zapata's short...

Historical fort restoration

Wormie wants a recently excavated colonial fort in Singapore to be turned into a national monument. The authorities are planning to re-bury the fort as they don't expect the restoration...

East Timor tourism

tumbleweed in timor lorosae writes about some of the attractions in East Timor.

Dolphin watching in the Philippines

villageidiotsavant goes Dolphin watching near Cebu in the Philippines.

Popular Myanmar hip hop musician dies

Mady June in Yangoon is saddened by the death of her favourite Myanmar rapper.

Happy year 2549

Today is the first day of the year 2549 in some South East Asian countries. Lao ocean girl describes the calendar system used in these countries.

Coinciding festivals

Toe, a Filipino blogger now living in Cambodia tries to figure out why the holy week, the Cambodian new year and several other events from different cultures coincide around the...

Cambodian recipes

Jojo points to a page with lots of Cambodian recipes.

Playboy protests in Indonesia

A. Fatih Syuhud looks at the protests aimed at the recently launched Indonesian edition of Playboy.

Mexico: “Internet Day”

RegioBlogs observes (ES) that May 17th will be “Internet Day” in Mexico, celebrating the 20th year of World Wide Web in the country. Some statistics about internet use in Mexico...

Japan: Celebrity fanfare

Have you heard of the leather-clad hip-thrusting Japanese celebrity Razor Ramon Hard Gay? A post on the Gen Kanai blog gives a thorough introduction: “A group of fansubbers have started...

Taiwan: Blog conference

The Taiwan Blogger BoF conference opens this Friday in Taipei. Here's their blog [zh].

China: Taoist scripture

The Useless Tree blogger posts a pacifist poem from the ancient Taoist scripture Tao Te Ching and dedicates it to Iranian and American presidents Ahmadinejad and Bush.

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