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15 June 2006

Stories from 15 June 2006

China: fabricated World Cup News

ESWN translated a local news report on the massive fabrications made by Chinese reporters on World Cup. For example, a reporter without a pass wrote an exclusive interview with FIFA...

China: Google.cn moved to Beijing

Williamlong explains that earlier this month internet users could not access google.cn. Now the server is moved to Beijing. It implies that google.cn will be more stable by subjecting itself...

Mexico: Politics and Cows in Mexico City

Boz has posted some pre-election notes from his recent time in Mexico City. In other news from the capital, José Luis López says that Cow Parade – the art phenomenon...

Philippines: Fast Food and Health

Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes talks about a consumer group in the US suing a fast food chain for using oil with trans fatty acids that might cause coronary heart...

Interview with Leo Prieto

(he doesen't surf the internet, he dives into it!) Leo Prieto has blogger activism in his DNA. He has lived in countries like Thailand and Holland, and now resides in...

Singapore: Online Auctions

Indi at indirani.net is asking the Singapore government to regulate how buyers and sellers behave on online auctions. “I am saying this because 99.9% Singaporeans tends to perfectly obey what...

Laos: Preparing Banana Leaves

Manivan Larprom at Thai & Lao Food Blog has instruction on how to prepare banana leaves for wrapping traditional Thai and Lao food.

Cambodia: Ramvong – Ramvong Disco in London

Andy Brouwer points to an Ramvong Disco being organized in London. For people who don't have experience with this traditional Cambodian Dance, Andy posts a diagram of hand/feet movements to...

Malaysia: Serpent Valley

Malaysian blogger Alvin Lim points to an article about an archeological site in Malaysia that was seat of a pre-islamic civilization.

Kazakhstan: Freedom House

Ben Paarmann looks at Freedom House's assessment of Kazakhstan and finds it lacking.

Kazakhstan: Kazcosmos Guest Workers

Leila of neweurasia translates a Russian language post about Kazakhstan's entry into the space industry. The country has launched two of its own satellites from its launching facilities at Baikonur...

Armenia: A320 Crash Investigation

Nessuna notes that the analysis of the black box from the Armenian jet that crashed near Sochi recently is finished, but says that it does not answer all the questions...

Turkmenistan: Local Elections

Peter of neweurasia discusses the upcoming local elections in Turkmenistan and their potential significance as a sign of limited democratization.

Armenia: Interview with Christine Allison

Onnik Krikorian interviews Christine Allison, a researcher curently in Armenia studying the oral history traditions of Kurds.

Guyana: Blog performance

Guyana Providence Stadium assesses the performance of a few Guyanese blogs. Among the category headings is “started out hot & sweaty and then simply fizzed out”.

Trinidad & Tobago: The clash with England

“How dare a man be six foot seven and called Crouch?” writes Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog, in his entertaining account of Trinidad & Tobago's clash with England...

Barbados: Enron was here

Barbados Free Press points out the fallaciousness of Prime Minister Owen Arthur's assertion that “Happily, we in the Caribbean have thus far been spared Enron-type experiences,” by reminding us that...

Bahamas: Sustainable tourism

The Bahamian tourism industry is almost 200 years old, writes Nicolette Bethel, but that longevity may in fact work against its becoming a sustainable enterprise. “It’s not sustainable because it...

India: Culture specific nursery rhymes

A hilarious post on Domain Maximus as a response to the govenrment in one state deciding that traditional nursery rhymes were to be done away with. He comes up with...

Pakistan: Germany's Economy

Light Within on the impact on Germany's economy thanks to the World Cup. “Last time the world paid so much attention to Germany was 16 years ago when the (Berlin)...

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