19 June 2007

Stories from 19 June 2007

Haiti: Reflections on the beauty of life

  19 June 2007

Note d'Or writes about a new-found appreciation for the beauty of life after a nine day hospital stay. “As I greet each tree, each bird, each blade of grass and my square of flowers, I thank the rusty beds for being there to make me aware of these beauties that...

Sri Lanka: Then Sri Lankan Blogger

  19 June 2007

London, Lanka and Drums on what makes a Sri Lankan blogger. “My view on it is that the SL bloggers share an interest in Sri Lanka, whether that is because of nationality or location or heritage it doesn't matter.”

Benin's fans get rowdy at the Togo-Benin match

  19 June 2007

Togo played Benin in Cotonu this Sunday, the fifth day of qualifying matches for the 2008 Africa cup. Benin won (4-1), but not before their supporters engaged in what Togo-iTunes calls “gratuitous violence” (Fr). Togo-iTunes has photographs of the match and the rowdy fans, taken by a Togolese journalist posing...

Guyana: Seeing is Believing

  19 June 2007

Guyana-Gyal will not believe she has a rodent problem until she sees it with her own eyes - but she's setting down a few traps just in case.

Dominica: The Scent of an Island

  19 June 2007

“Whether it is bay leaf and ginger in the Southeast of the island, the flowers in the rain forest, or the frangipani, plumeria and night blooming jasmine planted in gardens, Dominica smells like nowhere else on earth.” Living Dominica breathes in the beauty of the island.

Cuba: New Rules for UN Human Rights Council

  19 June 2007

Even as members of the European Union seek “to forge a fresh relationship with the government in Havana”, the United Nations announced that it has dropped independent expert monitors of alleged human rights abuses in Cuba. Uncommon Sense shares his perspective.

Iraq: 830 Assassinations Documented

“Over 830 assassinations have been documented, victims killed along with their families. Numbers includes: 380 university academics and doctors, 210 lawyers and judges, and 243 journalists/media workers” writes Ismail Jalili in an article posted by Iraqi blogger Imad Khadduri.

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