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15 October 2008

Stories from 15 October 2008

The Balkans: Macedonia and Montenegro Recognize Kosovo

On Oct. 9, Montenegro and Macedonia recognized Kosovo's independence. One blogger noted that "coincidentally, this raises the number of countries recognizing to exactly 50." Below are a few more responses...

Traditional Lao wedding

Philippines: Blog Action Day 2008

British companies owned by Malaysians

Malaysia: World University Rankings

Thailand-Cambodia border clash

Thailand-Cambodia: “We don’t like the war”

Iran: Strikes over New Sales Tax

Traders in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, and bazaars in other major Iranian cities such as Tabriz, Isfahan and Mashad, went on strike for around two weeks in protest over...

Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 1

The first of three articles that will take us around the virtual campfire to hear stories about ghosts and enchantment from Brazilian folklore: Cuca, Negrinho do Pastoreio, Boitatá and Curupira,...

Sri Lanka: Collateral damage

Bhutan: Delayed pay revision

Bangladesh: A safe exit?

Maldives: Election fever in blogosphere

The presidential election being held in Maldives is the first multi-party election in the country. This election is believed by many Maldivians as their chance to bring democracy to a...

Africa: African Bloggers’ Conference 2009

Arabeyes: Mickey Mouse Must Die..or Maybe Not

Mickey Mouse must die, declared a Saudi cleric in a television interview. Or perhaps that is not exactly what he said. Regardless, the interview found its way to television screens...

Japan: Financial crises and financial markets

Paraguay: Price of a Proposed Presidential Plane

Paraguay: Hybrid Cars Have Arrived

Bahamas, Haiti: Eyes of a Child

Bahamas, U.S.A.: On Fundamentalism

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