Stories from 23 April 2008
“On an abandoned wall in Port of Spain, a graffiti artist declares the right for public art”: Thebookmann explains.
Before an ancient Olympic Game, ancient Greek people ignited a torch before Temple of Olympian Zeus.[...] The torch holder would run and shout, 'stop wars to join the Olympics!' Where the torch went, where the war stopped.[...] Greek people went to the Olympic Game, and they forgot hatred and war. As a result, torch, which is a tool for sending signals, becomes a symbol for peace, light, and friendship.
A wide angle of view of India on the culture of drying clothes on a line, and why it's far more environment friendly than using dryers.
Bermuda Longtail blogs about legislating road safety.
Elena reports about a short protest against the American airbase, which was held today in the Old Square in Bishkek, the Kyrgyzstan's capital city.
Patrick Frost reviews an optimistic appraisal of Afghanistan’s stability by the US Commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Dan K. McNeill, who has stated that the Afghan army and police forces should be able to secure most of the country by 2011.
Joshua Foust reports that Iranian officials were forced to admit defeat in the gas pricing dispute with Turkmenistan.
The Council of Afghan Mullahs has warned private TV channels in Afghanistan to immediately stop broadcasting Indian soap operas, hadi1121 reports.
The Rumi analyzes the reported preparations of Hamed Karzai, the incumbent president of Afghanistan, for the second presidential win.
As China's latest shipment of weapons and ammunition sits stranded off the coast of southeastern Africa and president Mugabe of landlocked Zimbabwe digs in against accusations of a fixed election, the majority of Chinese netizens are defending their government's arms sales to the country, at the same time accusing the US and its allies of double standards.
The Macau government decided to give every citizen 5000 dollars for relieving the inflation problem. Long ching noticed that rather than appreciating such move, people are skeptical of the policy [zh].
ESWN puts together comments from various sources and translates a Chinese article from my1510 criticizing Grace Wang's essay in the Washington Post.
Bloggers celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by posting their thoughts on what the day means, others did a roundup of articles, some shared reading lists and others mused about climate change. In this brief roundup we get a glimpse of these blogger's views on Earth Day 2008. Starting with...
Anti in nationonline.com (a nationalistic website) urged people to anti “anti-CNN” and criticized that the anti-CNN is run by commercial organization.
On April 22, Vladimir Lenin would have turned 138 - and quite a few Russophone bloggers still remember the date.
Is Bahrain the happiest place in the Gulf? Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif challenges a newspaper claim in this post.
A tragic fire that killed 15 people in a Quito, Ecuador disco due to the improper use of fireworks indoors. Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [es] places blame on the public sector for not enforcing the laws.