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20 July 2006

Stories from 20 July 2006

Cambodia: Death of a Pol Pot henchman

The Cambodia blog has a post on Ta Mok, one of the top killers during the Pol Pot regime. Ta Mok died in a hospital today. The blogger is disappointed...

Indonesia: Merapi Fan

Asri talks about her love for Mount Merapi. Merapi located in Central Java, Indonesia is one of the most active volcano on the planet. The bloggers shares night time pictures...

Malaysia: Insecure Men

Bunnywunny blogs about a discussion she had with her hairsylisht. The hairstylist argues that insecure men make the best boyfriends and lovers.

Myanmar: Burglish Convertor

Mayvelous is glad that some one took up the challenge to build a Buglish convertor. Burglish is burmese written phonetically in Latin script. The software converts the Latin script to...

China: tropical storm

Tropical Storm Bilis hit southern China over the weekend, killing over 200 people, flooding major cities, sweeping away houses and cutting railways, power and water supplies. There are more reports...

Korea: physical education

Frog in a well traces the history of physcial education in Korea: “the school physical culture was militarized from the late 1930s onward“. The blogger introduces a scholarly paper “The...

Japan: troop returned from Iraq

Japanese troop returned from Iraq. Adamu in Mutantfrog says that Japan should just admit it didn’t accomplish anything in Iraq.

Japan: teacher's genitals

JP in Japundit reports that a teacher at a public junior high school in Hokkaido was suspended for sending a photograph of his genitals to a male student using his...

Japan and South Korea: people's tie

In the political spectrum, Japan and South Korea are in conflict; however, Ampontan in Japundit points out that there are much cooperations and friendship among the Japanese and Korean.

Hong Kong: Anson Chan

After the July 1 rally, Anson Chan continued to promote democratic reform in Hong Kong. T-salon puts together her speech on discourses on Hong Kong's Democracy and Financial Times comment...

Taiwan: ghost month

July in the Chinese Lunar Calendar is the ghost month. In Taiwan, municipalities are searching for ways to reduce the air pollution from thousands of people burning ghost money at...

Bermuda: The roots of black homophobia

In light of the report that only 19% of black Bermudians supported a recent bid to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the Limey wonders about the roots...

Barbados: Keeping the cotton at home

Linda Thompkins reports on Exclusive Caribbean Cotton Inc's plans to process Barbados's home-grown Sea Island cotton — “one of the most valuable and pricey cotton varieties” — at home instead...

Cuba: How many Cubans does it take to…?

Pac MacLaurin posts a photo of three Cuban store clerks and comments on the country's labour inefficiencies: “A friend of mine once told me that when he was working in...

Guyana-Gyal wonders whether her nosy yet unfriendly new neighours — a group of men — might be in “purdah”.

Barbados: Defending the right to blog

As a result of general comments made by a government minister about blogs and accountability, Barbados Free Press pre-emptively defends its right to exist: “Welcome to the new century –...

Tajikistan: News & Blog Roundup

Vadim has a roundup of news and blog posts concerning Tajikistan.

Kyrgyzstan: Support for the Disabled

Yulia translates a Russian language post on the difficulties disabled Kyrgyz citizens have in receiving support and how NGOs are making up for inconsistency from the state.

Armenia: Lebanon Refugees

Notes from Hareinik reports that Armenia is offering refuge to anyone fleeing Lebanon.

Armenia: Armenian Style Elections

Nessuna links to a video about elections the Armenian way. She reports that those who made the short film were instructed not to make anymore such videos if they wished...

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