27 October 2007

Stories from 27 October 2007

Japan: Racial profiling in the U.S. and Japan

  27 October 2007

Hasan at hasanhujairi[dot]com writes about his experience being a Middle Eastern foreign student in a post 9/11 world, subject to racial profiling first during his time in the U.S., and then again in Japan.

Iran:150 Dolphins died in one month

  27 October 2007

Mojgan Jamshidi,pro environment blogger and journalist, says[Fa] that about 150 dolphins died in the south of Iran during last month.The blogger adds the reasons of their death have not been announced but we can guess one main reason is the very polluted water.Watch the photos here.

Lebanon: On Facebook

  27 October 2007

“The beauty of Facebook is that you can add friends to your list who don’t have the least interest in staying in touch with you either! So, it is now your chance to take revenge and impose yourself,” writes Ahmad about the social networking website Facebook.

Armenia: Former President Makes Political Comeback

  27 October 2007

In what can be considered one of the most important political developments in the short 16-year history of Armenia as an independent former-Soviet republic, the country's first president, Levon Ter Petrosian, announced his intention to run again for office in the presidential election to be held early next year. Ter...

Armenia: Raining Cats & Dogs

  27 October 2007

Notes from Hairenik reports that it is finally raining in Yerevan. While this poses various problems and difficulties for pedestrians and motorists alike, the blogger welcomes the change in the weather after “several dry, windy and dusty weeks.”

China: Tiger! Tiger?

  27 October 2007

Zhou Zhenglong, a villager in Shaanxi shot pictures of a wild South China tiger, but its veracity was soon put under questions by netizens. As the government and experts joined in, the incident reached its climax, especially when both sides of this debate (fake or not)bet their heads. It evolved from a scientific issue to a “bloody farce of gambling of heads”, so called.

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