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9 August 2007

Stories from 9 August 2007

Japan: The words that changed my life

In her article this week at Magazine 9, Amamiya Karin talks about the words that changed her life [Ja], through the experiences of poet and former hikikomori (shut-in) Tsukino Koji,...

Ukraine: Money-Laundering Socialist

A prominent Socialist politician is accused of money laundering, Foreign Notes reports.

Slovenia: “Continuous Electoral Campaign”

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about the “continues electoral campaign” in Slovenia: it began in 2006 and will end in 2012.

Slovenia: Best of the Slobs

The Glory of Carniola‘s Best of the Slobs roundup is here.

Slovenia: Jolanda Čeplak & Mojca Mavec

The Glory of Carniola writes: “Last week was a bad week to be a blonde celebrity in Slovenia. Two popular blondinkas — the world-class athlete Jolanda Čeplak and the beloved...

Slovenia: Misplaced, Again

The Glory of Carniola writes about a German textbook featuring two really, really bad maps of Europe.

Slovenia: The Best and the Worst

The Glory of Carniola shares five best and five worst things about Slovenia.

Ukraine: Tallest Man in the World

Eternal Remont writes about the tallest man in the world – who now happens to be a 37-year-old Ukrainian.

Russia: New Beslan Footage & YouTube

Despite years of investigation, many questions about the 2004 Beslan school siege remain unanswered. Recently, a video has emerged that seems to contradict the official view on what caused two...

China: One Olympics, One Voice?

European and American fighters for press freedom have infiltrated the capital, Canadian-Tibetan activists have gone underground and blogged from around the country about what's been called the Darfur Olympics, the...

India: Taslima Nasrin attacked

Taslima Nasrin, the Bangladeshi writer in exile was attacked by a mob which included 3 members of the state legislative assembly belonging to Majlis Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen party in Hyderabad. IndieQuill has...

India: Micro Entrepreneurship

Zoo Station on the hype surrounding micro-finance, and exploring why micro-entrepreneurs don't have the same advantage as other entrepreneurs.

Pakistan: Not an Emergency!

With the whole country discussing the possibility of an emergency being imposed in Pakistan, All Things Pakistan hopes that it's just a rumour. Later today, it was confirmed that the...

Bangladesh: Floods and havoc

The floods in South Asia are still causing havoc. imperfect world 2007 takes aerial photographs of the area around the Dhaka airport, showing large areas still under flood water.

Bangladesh: Novel, nation and modernity

Addafication on the novel, the nation and modernity, reflecting on the genre of autobiography.

Palestine: Rights Activisits form Human Shields

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah links to a video showing how international human rights activists are forming human shields to stop Israeli tanks from entering Nablus.

Jordan: Peace with Wardam

Jordanian Hareega makes peace with Batir Wardam, another blogger from Jordan.

Jordan: Wadi Rum Concert

Ibrahim Owais from Jordan is still excited about a concert he attended two weeks ago.

Kuwait: Pajamas in Fashion

Bored Kuwaiti doesn't understand why some people leave their homes in their pajamas.

Jordan: An Encounter with Prince Charming

Jordanian Tololy met Prince Charming on her way from the US to Canada.

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