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14 August 2007

Stories from 14 August 2007

Egypt: Police Kill Boy, 12

Zeinobia, from Egypt, reports that a 12-year-old was tortured to death by police, after being arrested for shoplifting.

Iraq: Police Bully Boy

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...

Iraq: Kurdistan Visit

Iraqi Hala, who lives in the UK, describes her trip to Kurdistan this summer.

India: 15th August through the years

Indian Muslims on remembering Independence Day celebrations through childhood and early years.

Sri Lanka: Oslo and Colombo

A Voice In Colombo on the Sri Lankan conflict affecting Oslo in Norway.

Moldova: TOL's New Blog

Read about Moldovan wine and other subjects on TOL's newest blog: Moldova.

Pakistan: On Pakistaniat

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...

Russia: Savva Terentyev's Case

Robert Amsterdam writes about a Russian blogger facing a jail sentence.

Pakistan: Images of celebration

More photographs at Metroblogging Lahore celebrating Independence Day in Pakistan.

Nepal: Students and Politics

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”

Russia: Tunguska Meteorite Stolen

The famous – and really huge – Tunguska meteorite has been stolen. Siberian Light writes about this and other notable metal thefts in Russia and Ukraine.

Poland: “Political Purgatory”

Vilhelm Konnander writes about “a prolonged political purgatory” that awaits Poland following the early parliamentary election.

KenyaUnlimited: Gigabytes of Voices, Opinions, Knowledge and News

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...

Afghanistan: Sabotaging a radio station

Sanjar reports that during a fight with government troops, Taliban fighters destroyed a radio station in the Wardak province.

Armenia: Racist graffiti

Both Onnik Krikorian and Tirami Su find the recent surge of racist graffiti in Yerevan disgusting.

Russia: Hitler's Music Collection

Sean's Russia Blog writes about a Russian woman whose father owned 100 items from Hitler's private record collection.

Russia: Ethnic Hate Crime Video

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...

Armenia: Smoking waste

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.

Kazakhstan: Building a tent

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...

Russia: Baikal Photo

Jane Keeler of From Russia With Blog submits a Baikal photo to a JPG Magazine's contest and asks for your vote.

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