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1 October 2008

Stories from 1 October 2008

Brazil: Do deforestation and elections mix?

What is the link between recent deforestation rate increases in the Amazon and the upcoming Brazilian municipal elections in October 5?

Running Away from Marriage: A Story From Syria

American Fulbright scholar in Damascus Orientalista brings up the story of her Syrian friend Manar, a 22-year old female from the Druze minority in the country, who ran away from...

Palestine: Frequent Words

Kuwait: Earthquake and Tsunami Warnings

Lesotho: Creating electricity from wind turbine

Palestine: Fatah and Hamas take their fight into schools

August 24 should have seen the start of classes for pupils in Gaza’s government schools, but instead it was the beginning of a week-long strike called by the Fatah-led teachers’...

Madagascar: Solar power for rural clinics

Bahrain: The other side of Eid

Sierra Leone: One year and counting…

Nepal: The China Policy

Pakistan: Classification of beggers

India: Ready for software as a service?

India: History blogging carnival

Bangladesh: Unreasonable demand

Habemus Guatemalan Cinema! Gasolina, Best Latin American Movie

Gasolina, a Guatemalan film directed by Julio Cordon, won Best Latin American Movie in San Sebastian Film Festival, capturing a post conflict society, quite different from the pictures in the...

Palestine: About Sunnis and Shias

Caribbean: Celebrating Eid

Eid Mubarak! Muslims across the world are today celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting - and the Caribbean is...

Syria: Celebrating Bach

Cuba: To Catch a Thief

Korea: From Hero to Eccentric Man

In 2004 a student, Kang Ui-seok, was expelled from Daegwang High School for disobeying an order to attend chapel service at the school. He filed a petition with the National...

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