20 October 2008

Stories from 20 October 2008

Lebanon: Arabic Names

  20 October 2008

Reflecting on the meanings of Arabic names, A Diamond's Eye View of the World shares this list of the names of mostly Lebanese personalities – and how their names translate into English.

Somalia: Piracy not something to be celebrated

  20 October 2008

Open sea piracy is discussed by different video bloggers who speak on the recent Somalian piracy incidents, and a behind the scenes look at how governments are protecting World Food Program cargo at sea.

Thailand/Cambodia: Conflict over Preah Vihear Temple (Part II)

  20 October 2008

Who owns the historic Preah Vihear Temple – Cambodia or Thailand? Both countries are asserting ownership rights over the temple which led to a border clash last week. Several soldiers were killed and wounded during the fighting. Both countries have since then agreed to talk. But the problem is far...

Dominican Republic: Covering Dominican Fashion 08

  20 October 2008

Dominicana Moda 08 is a fashion festival held in the Dominican Republic, and this year several blogs have been extensively covering the event. This is a translation of the post by Joan Guerrero of the blog Duarte 101 who provides more details.

Sri Lanka: A Sinhala speaks

  20 October 2008

An alien’s thoughts about our planet posts some videos of the Sri Lankan expatriate human rights activist Dr. Brian Seneviratne's speech discussing the Sri Lankan government's war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Bangladesh: Milk and Melamine

  20 October 2008

Bangladesh corporate blog takes a satirical look at the controversy regarding the recent findings of melamine tainted milk powder in Bangladesh market and the government's inability to take quick actions against them.

Nepal: Integrating Guerrilla Army

  20 October 2008

ABC – Voices Sans Borders discusses about the recent controversy in Nepal on the proposed integration of Maoist & Madhesi guerrilla armies into the National Army.

Iraq: Once Upon a Time

  20 October 2008

Inside Iraq recalls the past: “Once upon time we were the cradle of civilizations. For many ages we were the rulers of empires […] Once upon time our identity was Iraqi, now it became sect or ethnicity. We were Iraqis once… and have a country.”

Kuwait: Is Conform a Bad Word?

  20 October 2008

Kuwaiti Herolike asks: “When did conform become such a bard word?” “Today in class the majority seemed to agree that anonymous publications are perfectly okay, which is the romantic, idealistic thing to say, let’s agree, but somehow I was the only one mentioning the possibility of it being exploited (case...

Brazil: iGoogle’s Artist Themes with a Brazilian flavour

  20 October 2008

“Twin brothers and artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá along with fellow Brazilian artist Gustavo Rosa have been invited by Google to be featured in iGoogle’s Artist Themes which make up the backdrop of the iGoogle homepage.” See the videos on Eyes on Brazil blog.

Japan: Why are American researchers so productive?

  20 October 2008

Japanese researcher id:kaz_ataka at Being between Neuroscience and Marketing describes his surprise at the productivity of science researchers in the U.S., those at the blogger's lab in the U.S. producing 5-6 papers per year. Unlike Japanese researchers, who kaz_ataka explains stay up until the early hours in the morning working...

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