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27 October 2008

Stories from 27 October 2008

Russia: “Admiral” Film Review

Eagle and the Bear writes critically about the new Russian movie “Admiral.”

Russia: Kaliningrad's Real and “Fake” Estate

Copydude writes about and posts pictures of Kaliningrad's and Svetlogorsk's real estate – and “fake estate.”

Russia: Russian Tourists

Copydude writes about Russian tourists in St. Petersburg.

Thailand: Dispute over Preah Vihear Temple

Thai Girl has photos of Preah Vihear temple and a discussion of the dispute between Thailand and Cambodia.

Thailand: Amulets and warfare

Soldiers and even non-combatants are using Buddha amulets when they are on duty.

Burmese Americans and US elections

Writers Myat Soe and May Ng discuss the views of Burmese Americans about the U.S. elections

Laos and Western culture

Lao Voices ponders about the impact of Western culture on Lao people.

Pakistan: Dealing with unwanted calls and sms

Take Back Pakistan tells: “There is a great trend in Pakistan where little kids, and I do include immature men in that category, like to call people at odd hours...

Sri Lanka: Challenges in a village

Rajaratarala at Dream into Reality discusses some real challenges one has to face to live in a remote village of Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: Photographs of Sundarbans

Desherchobi posts some lovely pictures of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh after a recent safari trip.

India: Trekking in Sikkim

Hemant Soreng completes a journey through the Dzongri-Goecha La trek of the Kangchenjunga mountain in Sikkim, India and writes about his experience.

Morocco: Habib Belkacem, Producer Extraordinaire

Cinema and Movies talks about female Moroccan film producer Habiba Belkacem.

Western Sahara: Educational Success

Western Sahara Echo remarks upon the success of the educational system in Western Sahara,

India: Shooting inside a bus

Hindustaniat reports that a young man from the Indian state Bihar was involved in a shootout in a moving bus in Mumbai after he threatened to kill the MNS leader...

Japan: Arrested in Shibuya just for walking?

id:inumash comments on news [ja] that three people heading a demo in Shibuya (Tokyo) on Oct. 26th with the intention of going to “see the home of PM Taro Aso”...

Taiwan: Huge crowd at 1025 protest

Several media outlets reported that 600,000 people attended the 1025 Safeguard Taiwan protest on Saturday in Taipei. A-gu live blogged on the protest tracking the news reports of several TV...

Guatemala: Heavy Rains and Flooding Affecting the Poorest Communities

The past month has been very difficult for many Guatemalans because of heavy rains caused by tropical storms. Floods and storms affect many communities, but the impact is higher in...

Morocco: Barça Fan Jailed for Superlative Statement

Many bloggers were shocked last week to learn that a young Moroccan man had been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for what seemed like such a minor "crime." The young...

Iran: Blogging from the Smallest School in the World

Here is another story about how blogging can change lives in a positive way and attract attention to invisible parts of this world. Abdul Mohammad She’rani, a young Iranian teacher...

Climate Analysis of Rihanna's ‘Shut up and Drive’ Video

Empivot is an online green media aggregator, or as its tag line says, it is the ‘Online Network for Green Video’. Members can upload video, browse channels such as Renewable...

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