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4 March 2008

Stories from 4 March 2008

Poland: March 8

Polandian posts a guide to March 8 in Poland.

Soviet History: Radio Liberty is 55

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis marks Radio Liberty's 55th anniversary with this post.

Poland: 1968

The beatroot writes about the 1968 student protests in Poland.

Russia: More Photos of Riot Police and Protesters

Lots of photos of riot police and protesters in Moscow on Monday – at LJ user _subtle_‘s blog (commentary is in Russian).

Ukraine: Kyiv Gallery Crawl Presentation

Olechko‘s “Kyiv gallery crawl presentation” slide show is here.

Ukraine, UK: More on Olena Franchuk's New House

Ukrainiana writes about the new owner of “Britain’s highest priced mansion”: ex-president Kuchma's daughter Olena Franchuk.

The Balkans: Secession and National Self-Determination

Greater Surbiton writes about “an undeniably thorny issue” of the right of national self-determination.

Serbia, EU: Membership Prospects

Greater Surbiton writes about “the EU’s prospects of joining Serbia.”

Ecuador: Breaking Diplomatic Ties With Colombia

Ecuadorians are divided regarding the incidents along Ecuador's Northern border with Colombia, when the Colombian army attacked a group of FARC guerrillas, killing a top leader, Raul Reyes. As a...

India: Hinduism and Homosexuality

Searching for Crabshells on the perspectives on homosexuality in Hinduism.

Pakistan: Healthcare

The Pakistani Spectator takes a closer look at the health care system in the country.

Pakistan: Online identity

Light Within from Pakistan explores the idea of identity in the online world.

Bangladesh: Business journalism

Bangladesh Corporate Blog on the changing nature of business journalism in the country.

Bangladesh: Second dirtiest city

Forbes Magazine lists Dhaka as the second dirtiest city in the world - The 3rd World View on how Bangladesh could correct the situation.

Stoned in Kuwait

Desert Girl, from Kuwait, just got stoned. Before jumping to conclusions, read this post.

Kuwait: Alienated at Home

From Kuwait, 3asab writes about feeling alienated from her country.

Jordan: The Red Donkey

A donkey painted in red in Jordan? Check out Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah‘s blog to find out why.

Jordan: Slow Traffic

Jordanian Khalaf discusses traffic laws in his country in this post.

Jordan: A Blast from the Past

Lina Eliejat, from Jordan, shares a front page of a newspapers from 1960 in this post.

Japan: The decline of pachinko

A staple of the modern Japanese cityscape, pachinko parlors employ a third of a million people in Japan, draw in an estimated 30 trillion yen per year, and entice roughly...

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