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21 September 2006

Stories from 21 September 2006

Indonesia: Execution in Sulawesi

Indonesia Matters updates a post about the execution of three men found guilty of inciting violence during the rioting in Central Sulawesi in 2000. Fabianus Tibo, Marianus Riwu and Dominggus...

Kenya: is John Githongo a blogger?

Does Githongo have a blog?, asks Kenyan Entrepreneur. He also shares his views about the meeting between the American President, George Bush, and the Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete, early this...

Uganda: young, talented artist

According to Madandcrazy, Pius Kyomukama is a young Ugandan artist you should watch.

Third Chilean City with free Wi Fi

Molina is located in the Maule Región, in Curicó province. The main square in Molina now has free Wi-Fi for the citizens. This is the third city in Chile with...

China: Cows, pigs and balls

Last week, two women at—a blogger's portal unique in that it was set up by prominent bloggers themselves as opposed to a large media corporation—acted on dissatisfaction with what...

India: Farmers killing themselves

Even as success stories roll off from India, many farmers in the country are committing suicide. Kamla Bhatt has more. “his is the India that is seldom spoken about, but...

Hungary: Rally Not Cancelled Amid Unrest

As the demonstrations in Budapest continue, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar isn't too hopeful about the opposition's populist leader: “On the other hand, maybe he'll use the...

Bulgaria, Libya: Save the Tripoli Six

Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature, draws attention to the plight of the “Tripoli Six” – five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor on trial in Libya: “Can the...

Russia: New Home for the UN?

David McDuff of A Step At A Time suggests an alternative location for the UN: “It really is time that the United Nations were moved out of New York, and...

Russia: Photos of Miners and Old Soviet Cars

English Russia reposts Alexander Schekmenev's photos from a miners’ village in Russia and the's photos of old Soviet cars.

Russia: Countering Media Stereotypes

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog, in an attempt to provide “accurate and fair reporting and analysis—without fear or favor” – of Russia, comes up with a list of “10 Western...

Russia: LukOil in the U.S.

Russia Blog writes about LukOil gas stations in the United States.

Russia: Sakhalin Island

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert relocates to the Sakhalin Island and, among other things, writes about the local TV news there.

Moldova: Cheap Phone Calls from the U.S.

Mihai Moscovici, a Moldovan studying in the United States, shares the cheapest way to make phone calls to Moldova.

India: Crafts and papier-mâché

Paavani writes on the incredible craft of papier-mâché.”So how did this amazing craft reach to India, that too paradise of earth (Kashmir). Sultan Zain-ul-Adidin was the person behind bringing it...

Israel: Days of Awe on Both Sides of The Wall

This Saturday both Jews and Muslims begin the holiest of days on their calendars. For the Jews it is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year. For the Muslims...

Pakistan: Albright still around

Whisk on the sort of representatives who are still sticking around, years after tactless remarks. “I believe she has since apologised for her tactless remark (7 years after making the...

Pakistan: The Autorickshaw

The auto rickshaw is one of the evident symbols of South Asia. Light Within has a rather comprehensive post on the auto rickshaw in Pakistan.

Palestine: Destroyed villages on Google Earth

umkahlil says that is working on comprehensive project to bring the Nakba online by integrating maps of destroyed Palestinian villages and towns in 1948, into the Google Earth maps,...

Lebanon: Who wants to rule Lebanon?

Hizbullah is holding an unlicensed rally on Friday, which is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of their supporters celebrating their “divine victory” over Israel. The Lebanese Interior Ministry, which...

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