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27 July 2008

Stories from 27 July 2008

D.R. Congo: Kinshasa's “baroque” style

From architecture to music, from dance to dress, in the throbbing capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, excess is in style.

Angola: Eight people murdered in Sambila

Cambodia: Election day

Cambodia: List of unsolved attacks against journalists

Indonesia: Oil company endorses improper use of motorcycles?

Malaysia: Nuclear plant

Japan: Toyota's Just-In-Time System and the Akihabara Killings (Part 1)

When Tomohiro Kato killed 7 people and injured many more in Tokyo's Akihabara district last month, the details of his life became the talk of the Japanese blogging world. Among...

Korea: To Me, a Blog is ___________

We all know about the ‘wave’ at sporting events. You stand up and down following strangers the behind or front, or left or right sides around you. Now the ‘blog...

Latvia: European Court Goes Against Riga

Who has the right to pass judgment on what a man does in the service of his country during wartime and what should the legal grounds for such a verdict...

D.R. Congo: Audit reveals US$1.3 billion diverted by government agencies

Saudi Arabia: What is the point of MBC Persia?

MBC is a Saudi-run satellite television company, known across the Arab world for its entertainment channels as well as Al Arabiya news channel. It has just launched a new channel...

Lebanon: Reviving Lebanon’s Jewish Community

Lebanon: Defying Political Unstability

Lebanon: “Lebanon Cluster Bomb”, the Film

Bahrain: Omar Al Bashir and the Cross-Eyed Justice

Reacting to the news of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, Bahraini blogger Hayat [Ar] describes the decision as ‘cross-eyed justice.' Will the...

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