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23 June 2008

Stories from 23 June 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Sweet No More

A loud party in the neighbourhood forces Why does the glass have to be either half empty or half full? to think about her favourite types of music. As the...

Hungary: “Map Of Things To Do In Budapest”

Annotated “map of things to do in Budapest” – by Eszter of Crooked Timber.

Bahamas: Words of Advice

WeblogBahamas thinks the late Tim Russert's advice to his college-bound son should be adopted by Bahamians, especially the part about not cultivating a sense of entitlement.

Trinidad & Tobago: Praise Song

Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 is stirred by a hymn being played by a steelband, reminding her of the “magically bizarre wonderful place” that is Trinidad.

Cuba: EU sanctions

Ninety miles away….in another country posts two updates on the European Union's lifting of sanctions against Cuba. One is a comment on a CNN reporter's use of the word “blockade“,...

Barbados: Solar Power

Barbados Underground makes the case for solar power, and says for the “first time in history, cost-competitive solar power is now within the planning horizon of every utility in the...

China: Lesbians Face Blood Donation Discrimination

DANWEI posted an opinion piece on the discrimination of lesbian in blood donation.

China: Earthquake Runaway Teacher

Fan Meizhong a teacher who dashed out of the classroom when the earthquake hit and left his students behind has become the most controversal figure in China. ESWN has translated...

Japan: Politics

Shisaku has some obervations on Japanese politics.

South Korea: Life as a Korean AIDS Patient

Korea Beat translated a local report on how Korean AIDS patients live and die.

Philippines: Ferry disaster

More than 700 are dead or missing after a ship capsized in central Philippines. Talim ng Araw blames the ship owners and coastal guards. Some pictures of the tragedy were...

Philippines: Maritime disaster

Ang Umalohokan lists the worst maritime disasters in the Philippines.

Singapore: Internet regulation

Singapore Patriot tackles the issue of regulation of political content on the Internet in Singapore.

Singapore: “Useless opposition party”

Diary of a Singapore Mind writes that it is not possible to have good opposition in Singapore

Laos: Hydropower Plants

Phanomsinh has set up a blog to give regular updates about the construction of hydropower plants and dams in Laos

Myanmar: More cyclone disaster pictures

Hanna uploads some images taken in the Irrawaddy Delta six weeks after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar.

East Timor: Medical Care

Timor Diver provides a peek into the medical care situation in East Timor.

Kyrgyzstan: U.S. troops won't expand

Elena reports that US Deputy Assistant Secretary George Krol refuted rumours about the expansion of American airbase in Manas airport near the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

Afghanistan: Taliban Retreat

Patrick Frost says that after a couple weeks of poor news regarding Afghani security, there was finally some positive developments as a force of Afghanistan troops supported by NATO armored...

Kazakhstan: Astana Anniversary

Joshua Foust is ironic saying that Kazakhstan seems to have no other problems than how to light its not-fake capital’s overly elaborate 10th anniversary.

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