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16 December 2008

Stories from 16 December 2008

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AIDS: Orphans, Marches and Reminders

  16 December 2008

Following up on past AIDS coverage such as the AIDS Conference 2008 and the World AIDS Day 2008, we bring you a video that shows the plight of orphans in South Africa whose parents have died from AIDS, the AIDS day celebrations in Bangladesh, a reminder from Mexico to get tested from SexualidadIntegral podcast and the AIDS impact report from the 2008 Conference in the Mexico City as well.

Israel: Hanging up on a five-year old

  16 December 2008

Treppenwitz writes about hanging up on his five-year in order to teach him a lesson on conversation: “So yes, if you're wondering what kind of a monster hangs up on a five year old… it's the kind of monster who loves his kid enough to teach him how to be...

Egypt: Is Obama Palestinian?

  16 December 2008

An Arab tribe in Al Jaleel claims President Obama to be one of them and they will prove it. Sandmonkey commented saying: “The fears of the American Right and the Zionist Movement have now been confirmed: A Palestinian tribe from Al Jaleel has claimed that Obama is one of its...

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Zimbabwe: A Surge In Cholera Deaths

  16 December 2008

The widespread cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe continues to take its toll. The United Nations reported yesterday that the disease, which is mainly transmitted through contaminated water and food, has killed almost 1,000 people (978 to be exact) since the outbreak started in August. This new death toll is a 25...

Guadeloupe: The Outstanding Gwada Boys

  16 December 2008

Shakazulu in Gwakafwika reports [Creole] that the Guadeloupean soccer team won third place (along with $50,000) in the Caribbean Cup when they beat Cuba in a match this past weekend.

Barbados: Travel Trouble?

  16 December 2008

“OK…so tourism is toast for the next few years”: Barbados Free Press suggests a few measures “to personally get through what we are going to face in the coming three or four years…”

Jamaica, Cuba, U.S.A.: A Shoe in Hand…

  16 December 2008

Blogging from Jamaica, Annie Paul declares Muntadar al-Zaidi (the Bush shoe-pelter) her “Man of the Year”, calling his action “the most inspired (and inspiring) act of the last few years”, while noting: “Bush must also be congratulated for his restrained response…” Review of Cuban-American Blogs and Yohandry's Weblog (ES) also...

Guyana: Future Flooding

  16 December 2008

Guyana Providence Stadium extends kudos to two local teens who made a documentary about the potential effects of flooding in Guyana should current weather patterns continue.

South Asia: Desi Podcast

  16 December 2008

Pass The Roti On The Left Hand Side introduces Radiostan, a monthly radio show for the Desis, also available as a podcast in many formats. Radiostan brings you the pulse of Desi culture; featuring interviews, performances, and discussions with the pundits, players, and politicos that influence the South Asian American...

Nepal: Rumors Surrounding The Captured Mumbai Terrorist

  16 December 2008

Rumors surrounding the background and identity of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only terrorist involved in Mumbai attacks captured alive by authorities, is swirling around the internet. This time along with India and Pakistan, Nepal’s name has been dragged in.

Palestine: Dealing with Deprivation in Gaza

  16 December 2008

In a statement earlier this week the World Bank said: “The ongoing closure of Gaza and severe restrictions on the flow of goods and people continues to be a cause of grave concern.” In this post we hear from bloggers in Gaza describing what life is like under the Israeli blockade – and one who says it’s not as bad as the media portrays it.

Activist turned informant creates uproar in New Zealand

  16 December 2008

New Zealand’s blogosphere is a flutter with the possibility that a left-wing activist has been outed as a police informer. The informer was paid $600 a week (plus expenses) for monitoring groups like Greenpeace, Save Happy Valley, Auckland Animal Action, GE-Free New Zealand and Peace Action Wellington.

Filipino portfolio, plagiarized by US design firm

  16 December 2008

In the Philippines, many are angry that a US-based company WebSapient plagiarized the entire portfolio of a Filipino web designer. WebSapient has brought down the plagiarized materials and have not been able to put up its own, as of posting time.

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