Stories from 14 August 2007
Zeinobia, from Egypt, reports that a 12-year-old was tortured to death by police, after being arrested for shoplifting.
Ala from Iraq recalls a horrifying incident in which a 12-year-old Iraqi child was bullied by police in 1997. The boy ended stabbing a policeman and was sentenced to three...
Indian Muslims on remembering Independence Day celebrations through childhood and early years.
All Things Pakistan on defining what Pakistaniat means to various individuals. “we ask our readers to share the one thing – a song, an image, a verse, a thought, a...
Robert Amsterdam writes about a Russian blogger facing a jail sentence.
More photographs at Metroblogging Lahore celebrating Independence Day in Pakistan.
UWB! has details of a student clash. “The Maoist affiliated All Nepal National Independent Student Union (ANNISU) beat up Nepali Congress affiliated NSU students in a college in Kathmandu”
The famous – and really huge – Tunguska meteorite has been stolen. Siberian Light writes about this and other notable metal thefts in Russia and Ukraine.
Vilhelm Konnander writes about “a prolonged political purgatory” that awaits Poland following the early parliamentary election.
Any discussions about the rise and future of online communities in Africa will be incomplete without mentioning KenyaUnlimited, the home of the Kenyan Blogs Webring (KBW) and Kenyan blogs aggregator.KBW...
Sanjar reports that during a fight with government troops, Taliban fighters destroyed a radio station in the Wardak province.
Both Onnik Krikorian and Tirami Su find the recent surge of racist graffiti in Yerevan disgusting.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about a Russian woman whose father owned 100 items from Hitler's private record collection.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about a video of the execution of two ethnic non-Russians by masked figures claiming to be members of a Russian neo-Nazi group. The violent video has...
Anahide writes about a dump site outside of Yerevan, where unrecycled waste is slowly burning and releases toxic emissions. Thomas of Follow the Way took some pictures of the site.
Michael Hancock finds “Khan Shatyr” to be a manifestation of the widening gap between rich and poor in Kazakhstan: the huge tent which is being built in the capital Astana...