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16 August 2007

Stories from 16 August 2007

Japan: Living With the Heat

As Japan suffers through what likely will become its hottest summer on record, with temperatures topping 40 degrees in some places and humidity at all-time highs, and even as business...

Nigeria: Blogger's opinion about the Superblog

The debate about the new Nigerian blog aggregator, the SuperBlog, continues: “The purpose of Naija Alive is to create a unified voice for Nigeria, a unified voice that contains many...

Liberia: Iron Ladies of Liberia – a documentary

A documentary about Liberia, Iron Ladies of Liberia, has made into the Toronto Film Festival: “Did you hear that the film “Iron Ladies of Liberia” made it into the Toronto...

Tanzania: Tanzania's model philanthropist

Meet a model philanthropist from Tanzania; “The Shah's employ workers who make crafts like; handbags, wallets, briefcases, belts, hats, and chairs for the regions thriving tourism industry. Unlike most companies...

Moldova: Migrant Workers & Economy

According to TOL's Moldova Matters, “Moldova is ranked second in the world after Togo, in the list of countries with economies that depend on money sent from abroad” by Moldovan...

Belarus: Andrei Liankevich

TOL's Belarus writes about Belarusian photographer Andrei Liankevich's exhibition in Dresden.

Sierra Leone: Election update

Sierra Leone election update: “If you don't know by now let me be the first to say that THERE WILL BE A RUN OFF….No political party will be able to...

Belarus: Internet Regulations

TOL's Belarus writes about Internet regulations currently being considered by the government.

Pakistan: Talibanization

KO presents a timeline of Talibanization of Pakistan. “It didn't just creep up and hit an entire country on the head yesterday, it was a long time cooking.”

India, Pakistan: Macaulay, Education and Colonialism

varnam is doing a fascinating series on Thomas Macaulay and his policies on education in colonial India.

Ukraine: Olga Pylnyk

Olechko posts a note on Olga Pylnyk, an artist from Lviv.

Ukraine: Politicians’ Living Conditions

Foreign Notes writes about the living conditions of Ukraine's major politicians.

India, Pakistan: 1947, Independence and Partition

Ruined by Reading reviews Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire, a book by Alex Von Tunzelmann.

India: An old town and development

My Himachal on a 400 year old town – Nahan, and the government's lack of focus on development.

Former Soviet Union: Jazz

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about jazz in the Soviet Union – and about stilyagas.

Iran:The Embassy of Afghanistan protests against Iranian TV

Yek Pezeshk says [Fa] that the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran protested against a TV series,Chahrkhaneh, where,it seems, Afghans were insulted.Afghan officials say the producers of this series presented an...

Nepal: Press Freedom

UWB! has updates on Press Freedom in Nepal, with the Maoists backing off.

Bangladesh: Military and Government

E-Bangladesh on murder and consequence in Bangladesh – taking a closer look at the role of military in governance.

Iran:The Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Group?

Serendip says ,according to news,the United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a “specially designated global terrorist,” according to U.S....

Russia, Finland: Sale of Karelia

Vilhelm Konnander writes on how Boris Yeltsin had nearly sold Karelia to Finland.

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