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7 May 2008

Stories from 7 May 2008

Russia: Putin Out, Medvedev In

On Wednesday, Dmitry Medvedev became Russia's third post-Soviet president. Bloggers discuss the outgoing president's legacy, the political situation in Russia, and the traffic situation in Moscow on the day of...

Ukraine: Crimea Photos

Photos from Crimea, Ukraine – by LJ user miiish (text in Russian).

Ukraine: Berdychiv Photos

Photos from the Ukrainian town of Berdychiv – by LJ user mihato (text in Russian).

Russia: North Caucasus Photos

Photos from a quick trip through North Caucasus – Makhachkala, Grozny and a few other locations – by LJ user maxialla (text in Russian).

Azerbaijan: Homophobic Politics

After laying the blame for the stabbing of a pro-opposition journalist by his gay lover, Queerty comments on news that the authorities are once again playing the homophobic card in...

Angola: A tour from Luanda to Bula Atumba

“For those who have forgotten or those who want to visit Bula Atumba for the first time, I will try to give detailed information and will be available for further...

India: Can't swim in the river

Despite all the lip service, the river Ganga remains dirty. More at India Travel Blog.

India: What women wear

Maami's Weblog comments on the sudden spurt of Indian female actors being criticized for what they wear in Chennai.

Nepal: Maoists and Governance

blogdai on the Maoists and the government in Nepal. “Maoists can’t govern. They don’t have a plan for governing. They only have an ideolgy—and a failed one at that.”

South Asia: Soaring food prices

2.6 billion links to a report by the Asian Development Bank on the soaring food prices the world over.

Armenia: Global Issues

Seetizen, the blog of a local youth activist, decries the tendency of Armenians to rally “around whatever looks big and noisy enough.” Instead, it suggests that people put aside partisan...

Cambodia and political blogging

Blog By Khmer discussed blogging in Cambodia and why most Cambodian bloggers avoid talking about politics.

Myanmar: Will aid really reach the victims?

Tropical Ramblings is reluctant to give money to aid organizations involved in the relief work in Myanmar since he fears the money will not reach the victims

ASEAN spirit of neighborliness to help Myanmar

Citizen on Mars says “It is time to apply and put into action the ASEAN spirit of neighborliness and cooperation and help Myanmar get out of this very distressing situation.”

Brunei: Medical education

Doctors Mess Club reviews the medical training in Brunei

Indonesian blogger in Cebu

Life is Beautiful, an Indonesian blogger, shares her impressions on her first trip to the Philippines

Malaysia: Different types of lecturers

Kampua Talk describes the different species of lecturers in Malaysian schools

Singapore: Cat Welfare Society blog

Members of the Singapore's Cat Welfare Society’s committee are now blogging at The Unofficial Cat Welfare Society Diary.

Vietnam: Demolition photo

Saigon Today posts a picture of a demolished structure in Saigon, Vietnam. He notes that “There is plenty of construction and redevelopment happening all over town.”

Zimbabwe: New bank notes….again!

Kogy has lost count of bank notes in Zimbabwe: “Anyone knows how many bank notes we now have in Zimbabwe? I have lost count the monetary situation has gone bananas...

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