19 October 2007

Stories from 19 October 2007

Russia: A St. Petersburger in Moscow

  19 October 2007

Russian bloggers are, of course, eagerly discussing the upcoming elections and other newsworthy political developments, but there's still plenty of room in the country's blogosphere for apolitical reflection. St. Petersburg journalist Svetlana Gavrilina (LJ user aneta_spb), for example, shares her impressions of Moscow, filing her little sketch from "the-street-named-after-I've-again-forgotten-who" in Kuzminki district of the Russian capital.

Iran:Global Warming and our brains

  19 October 2007

Paris Marashi,Iranian-American blogger says today in Pop!Tech conference, Dan Gilbert, a professor of psychology at Harvard University, spoke about risk, specifically our ability to deal with the risk of global warming given the nature of our brains.

Pakistan: In the wake of the attacks

  19 October 2007

On her return from an eight year self imposed exile, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was welcomed to Karachi with a procession of thousands of her supporters, and two successful suicide bombers. The attack resulted in 136 dead, hundreds more injured and a public that was left in utter shock. The public have their own opinions about who is ultimately responsible.

Iran:Protect Environment

  19 October 2007

Small Candle reminds[Fa] that there are no signs of (Persian) Lions in Khuzestan province and (Persian) Tigers in Mazandaran in Iran.The blogger asks us to become more responsible people regarding animals and environment.

Philippines: Deadly Mall Blast Shocks Filipinos

  19 October 2007

Citizen journalism and citizen punditry is alive in the Philippine blogosphere, and we saw this within minutes of a deadly blast at the popular Glorietta mall in Makati City, the country's financial capital. As of posting time, eight have been confirmed killed while 120 others were being treated for various...

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