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28 July 2006

Stories from 28 July 2006

Haiti: 1941's Port-au-Prince

From Port-au-Prince, Marcel Salnave posts (Fr) an article written by his journalist father of the same name in 1941: “our capital is embellishing under the welcome influence of urban planning....

Ukraine: Waiting for Yushchenko

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine posts a brief update on Ukrainian politics and offers a few apolitical links.

Russia: Andrei Sychyov's Case

Sean's Russia Blog posts an update on Andrei Sychyov's case and writes about cruelty in the Russian army.

Russia: Chavez in Russia

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about the visit of Hugo Chavez to Russia.

Kazakhstan: Nuclear Age

neweurasia reports on Kazakhstan's entry into the nuclear age, the construction of several nuclear power plants in partnership with Russia.

India: First a blackboard, then the laptop

Atanu Dey on why One Laptop Per Child isn't the right solution to India's education issues. “Attention and funds need to be directed to those issues first before one starts...

India: At the Haji Ali Dargah

Ultrabrown has a wonderful photo-post on one of the landmarks in Mumbai, the Haji Ali Dargah.

Russia: Kaliningrad Travel Restrictions

Copydude writes about travel restrictions for Kaliningrad residents: “As fast the Berlin Wall came down, the EU has been building it back up. You can’t paint nice murals on the...

India: The terrorists within

Gaurav comments on one of the sentiments in the Indian blogosphere which appears to celebrate Israel's hardline approach in Lebanon. He reminds us that the terrorism within the country is...

Georgia: Abkhazia Tensions Rising

Matt Jay and Sean-Paul Kelly report on the rising tensions between Georgia and the separatist region of Abkhazia.

Ukraine: Blog in Ukrainian

LJ user laset (UKR) has launched a free WordPress blog service for those who would like to blog in Ukrainian.

Pakistan: What Musharraf should do

All Things Pakistan on political advice to Musharraf and sensing the pulse of the blog's readers through a little vote. “It seems like everyone has an opinion on what Gen....

Bangladesh: Persecution of the Sufis

Sadiq Alam on why the Sufis were persecuted through history. “Because sufis often speak against injustice in the name of religion, they often speak against unjust rulers, they often speak...

Afghanistan: Religious Police

Azad Afghan says it is a terrible news that Afghan government decided to create a religious police [Fa]. The blogger adds Afghanistan had already suffered a lot because of religion.

Uzbekistan: Privatization

Ben Paarmann discusses plans for land privatization in Uzbekistan that, he says, will not likely do much to improve the economic situation in the country as it will not include...

Russia, Ukraine: Stories About Words

Below is the translation of three stories about words: in the first one, they are being banned; in the second, they offend; in the third, there aren't enough of them....

Nepal: Another Round Of Talks

The seven party alliance in power and the Maoists are gearing for yet another round of peace talks. Their last round that resulted in an eight point agreement came under...

Call Centre Blues

Spice Bear tries to clean up after an electric storm hit her computer: “Five minutes later, he gets back and tells me to press the f10 button repeatedly. and to...

African innovation: hi-tech roads

African Architecture & Design writes: With soaring global temperatures, “bitumen based roads seem not to be as durable because of their low melting points, although concrete is a better alternative...

Cameroon: Cooperative dairy

Timbuktu Chronicles reports on the Tadu cooperative dairy in Cameroon.

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