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16 December 2008

Stories from 16 December 2008

AIDS: Orphans, Marches and Reminders

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...

Iran: Blogger was sentenced to more than 2 years prison

Several Iranian news sites such as Amir Kabir[fa], a student site, reported Omid Reza MirSyafi,Iranian blogger and journalist, was sentenced to 36 months prison. He was accused of insulting Iranian...

MENA: Shoe Throwing Games

Jazarah.net posts links to recent cartoons and online games in reference to the President Bush shoe throwing incident.

Palestine: Broken Ribs for Iraqi Shoe Thrower

Palestinian Pundit reports that the reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush had his arm and several ribs broken by Iraqi security agents.

Israel: Hanging up on a five-year old

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...

Kurdistance: Similarities with the Lakota Sioux

Kurdish blogger Rasti compares the recent declaration of the Lakota Sioux (a native American people) to withdraw from all treaty obligations with the United States to the forced assimilation and...

Turkey: Dario Moreno

Mavi Boncuk posts a profile of musician Dario Moreno, most noted for his career in France, he was actually a Turk with Jewish origins.

Egypt: Is Obama Palestinian?

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...

Zimbabwe: A Surge In Cholera Deaths

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...

Guadeloupe: The Outstanding Gwada Boys

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.

Trinidad & Tobago, St. Kitts & Nevis: Niche Marketing

Trinidadian Sharon Millar makes a trip to Nevis for the annual NICHE food festival.

Barbados: Travel Trouble?

“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...

India: Builders’ Boycott Of The Muslim

AnIndianMuslim.com reports that about 300 real estate brokers in Surat, India decided to stop buying, selling or renting any property to Muslim.

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

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”,...

Pakistan: A Tribute to Fountain Pens

Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan remembers the lost art of fountain pens.

Guyana: Future Flooding

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

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...

Nepal: Rumors Surrounding The Captured Mumbai Terrorist

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...

Palestine: Dealing with Deprivation in Gaza

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...

Activist turned informant creates uproar in New Zealand

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...

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