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19 June 2006

Stories from 19 June 2006

South Korea: France VS Korea in World Cup

Even though the France VS South Korea Match is considered a boring one, there are still 60 plus comments in dissidentdave's match description post in the Marmot's hole. One of...

Chile: Club de Lulu

Liz Henry has a great introduction to the Chilean women behind the entertaining and informative Club de Lulu (ES). Then, a follow-up with links to the contributors’ individual blogs.

China: interpretation of Beijing 2008

“Beijing-2008″ is a huge painting by Liu Yi (刘溢), exhibited in New York in March. Inside the picture, there are 5 women playing ma-joh (2008 Beijing Olympic game). One of...

Afghanistan: An American Soldier

AfghaniDan, a US soldier in Afghanistan, talks about his experience & daily life in this country. The blogger writes “the gardens in the governor's compound give you a good idea...

China: eating cat

There have been much reports about the tradition of cat eating in southern China. What is new this time is that netizen has organized animal rights protest against such tradition....

Ecuador: World Cup Festivities

Ecuadorean blogger Cristhian Caiza Niama, writing from Germany, shows evidence that his visiting compatriots haven't stopped celebrating their team's advancement to the second round.

Afghanistan: Militias

Afghan Warrior discusses the Afghan government's plan to recruit tribal militias and argues that it is the wrong direction for Afghanistan.

China: student riot

ESWN translates a post about Zhengzhou University riot. At its worst, almost 10,000 people were rioting. The cause of the riot was that the school lowered the status of the...

Mongolia: Omnogovi

Luke Distelhorst has photos of a recent trip to Omnogovi, Mongolia, where he went to help install equipment for a radio station.

Armenia: Notes from the Blogosphere

Onnik Krikorian carries a roundup of discussions in the Armenian blogosphere.

Kazakhstan: The Week in Review

Leila of neweurasia rounds up the week on their Russian language Kazakhstan blog in English.

Armenia: Dual Citizenship

Christian Garbis writes about dual citizenship in Armenia and the Armenian diaspora. He asks why some people want Armenian citizenship when the only major difference between that and special residency...

Panama: Photos from San Blas

Melissa de Leon has posted photos of the Kuna people from the autonomous Panamanian region of Kuna Yala (wikipedia), more commonly referred to as San Blas.

India: Sports and Indian Blogosphere

In a series of posts on the Indian blogosphere, Desi Pundit features a post on sports and Indian Blogs.

India: Living with HIV

Lives in Focus had a videolog of an interview with Raj, a person living with HIV. “Raj is among the approximately five to ten percent of the global HIV+ population...

United Arab Emirates: Dubai power outage

Dubai has power outage, and one of the reasons given was exceeding the allotted supply. Seabee wonders: “People exceeding their allotted supply? Maybe I'm the only one who didn't know...

Syria: So what about the Golan?

Rime Allaf sadly writes; it is necessary today to remind the world – including the Syrian people – of this fact, as in the last six years, somehow, the issue...

Morocco: Abolition of death penalty in Morocco

In Morocco, abolition of the death penalty is backed by NGOs such as the Association of Moroccan Bars, the Moroccan Association of Human Rights, the Moroccan Organisation of Human Rights,...

Qatar: More Arab News Stream

Backed by government financing, Germany's public international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, is preparing to beam as much as 24 hours daily of news programming in Arabic this autumn. France's yet-to-be-named CNN-style...

Mexico: “Football 1, Presidential Campaign 0″

As many had predicted, Mexico Votes 2006 reports that the July presidential election has taken a back seat to the World Cup. Ana Maria Salazar Slack, however, is an informative...

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