Stories from 6 February 2008
Ayana Neta, 14, from Israel vows to remain strong as rockets continue to pound her kibbutz. “The first rocket that fell inside the kibbutz was 2 m’ from one of my classmates in the kibbutz. But what I want to tell all of you is what it's like living under...
Cats are abundant in Morocco. Overabundant, even. One of my favorite things about living there was photographing the street cats - of which there would often be groups of up to 20. Judging by the spate of posts from the Moroccan blogoma (and even some recent travelers to Morocco) about cats, I'm not the only one who loves felines - and lately, even professional artists and photographers have found them to be a popular subject, reports Jillian York.
Kathmandu Speaks! on the unfurling of a new flag in Iraq, and reflecting on the new anthem in Nepal.
Reflecting on Super Tuesday in the U.S, Blowin’ In The Wind takes a closer look at the difference between Obama and Clinton.
A post on TamilNet on the role of Western Nations in the conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE.
Wayward Mind on the genesis of the biggest conflict between India and Pakistan – the issue of Kashmir.
Islamabad Metroblogging has a short post on a search that seems to be ongoing in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Beija Flor is the winner of this year's title of best samba school of Rio de Janeiro's carnival, reports Thiago Velloso [pt]. “The audience was shouting ‘twice champion’ even before the school started the parade”. There is a plugin in this blog for those who want to hear this year's...
Three people died and more than 250 were injured in a riot yesterday in Maputo, part of a protest against the increase in fares charged by the private minibus operators from the Mozambican capital. This unprecedented manifestation was organized through SMS and covered by bloggers, while local TV stations were mostly showing soap operas and the radios broadcasting football.
Details are Sketchy writes about more and more beaches in the city of Sihanoukville going private.
Good Morning Yesterday takes us back in time to look for some traditional Chinese remedies for sore throat or cough.
Suanie on why she worships Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the world wide web.
RFA reports that the chair of China Xinmin Party, Guo Quan announced the establishment of China Netizen Party to be a branch of Xinmin Party on Feb 3, 2008 (zh).
Luis Carlos Díaz of Periodismo de Paz [es] shares some thoughts about Hugo Chávez that he wrote at various blog communities at traditional newspaper sites.
“There once was a green country presided by a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, where there were more teachers, than soldiers and universal social security [es],” writes Julia Ardón in response to recent protests and reports of police repression.
Juan Carlos Hidalgo applauds the decision by the Costa Rican government to extend and establish diplomatic relations [es] with the Palestine Authority.
Jamaican Francis Wade is convinced “that our crime is keeping our real estate prices in check.”
Following the publication of a Letter to the Editor in one of the Barbadian dailies, Living in Barbados is “in danger of getting angry. I do not want what I write and what I have seen most of the Barbadian blogs writing described as ‘putrid effluent’. That is an insult,...
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp realised early on that “good writing, like a good life, cannot be built solely on negation” – and credits that awareness to Bob Marley's “ability to transform through word-power the consciousness of a generation and to show how life-affirming values could be transmitted in poetry through rhythm...
“Traditionally, people give up something for Lent, fast and pray a lot. In recent years we have tended to make Lent positive, by taking on a challenge”: Living in Barbados acknowledges the arrival of Ash Wednesday.
Barbados Underground‘s “commenter analyst” examines the pros and cons of the Caribbean Free Market and Economy (CSME).