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17 December 2008

Stories from 17 December 2008

Georgia: Driving Lesson

Ben Sweeney's Weblog recounts the best driving lesson yet in Georgia and at the same time encounters an apparently magnetic mountain.

Costa Rica: Call for Collaborative Christmas Video

Costa Rican online humour collective which translates into "I can´t pronounce the R" has set out a call for participation from Costa Ricans and those familiar with their culture...

Mexico: Anti-Kidnapping Expert is Kidnapped

Crime in Mexico is very worrisome concern for many. Kidnappings especially have been a common occurrence throughout the country, especially in the northern border states. The recent abduction of U.S....

Sri lanka: Devaluation of Sri Lankan Currency

Serendipity argues that an immediate devaluation of Sri Lankan Currency is required.

Nepal: The Famous Mountain Flight

Sirensongs describes her experience of being on the Mountain Flight in Nepal, which goes parallel to the Himalayan giants.

Letters of a sufi saint of Bengal

MysticSaint at Inspirations and Creative Thoughts shares the hundred letters of Sharafuddin Maneri, the sufi saint of Bengal.

India, Pakistan: Asking for ‘proof’ only to deny them

Diganta at Horizon Speaks posts videos broadcast in a Pakistan News Channel which show that the captured Mumbai Terrorist Kasav is from Pakistan. He comments: “They are asking for ‘proof’...

Bangladesh, Pakistan: Keeping in the dark

On December 16, 1971 the Pakistan army in Bangladesh unconditionally surrendered to the joint Indian and Bangladeshi forces. Mash at Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying unravels the false...

Israel: Innovation in First Aid Technology

Dr. Eran Shenkar has developed a remote medical vehicle that can deliver first aid in place of human first responders. Israelity reports: “It’s smaller, cheaper, and more compact than a...

Israel: New Arrivals by Style and Mile

“And so the race is on. Which will arrive first – an H&M store or an express train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv?” inquires Rebecca of Israeli blog The Big...

Israel: Giving Up the Golan?

“The idea that Israel should give up a large swath of land, which it won in a defensive war, which does not have demographic dilemmas, in return for an elusive...

Israel: Who Were the Weirdest Terrorists of 2008?

Who were the weirdest terrorists of 2008, asks an Israellycool poll. Among the contenders are: Hairstyle Man, Big Bicep Guy, Popsicle-of-Violence Guy (pictured), and the Naqba Dwarf. Whom do you...

Western Sahara: Cubarawis

Many saharaui children, thanks to international cooperation with Cuba, travel each year to study until they graduate from university. Then, they return to work for their Western Sahara. The Caribbean...

Bahrain: Letter to a stalker

Bahraini blogger Hamad Balucci writes a letter to a ‘stalker’ who has accused him of writing purely for self-promotion: “I write this blog and my other writings as a self...

China: Lugu Lake

Inside-Out China posts an article about the matriarchal tradition near the Lugu Lake.

Russia: Miss World and the Wrong Flag

Eternal Remont and English Russia note that the newest Miss World – Ksenia Sukhinova from Russia – is holding the wrong flag during an event at Moscow's Red Square; Belgraded...

China: Journalist Throws Shoe At Bush, Chinese Reactions

Ping from ChinaMACK translates a post from tianya that shows the forum users’ reactions towards the incident of Iraqi Journalist's protest against Bush by throwing shoes.

Paraguay: Possibe New Press Law

Edgar Ruiz Diaz of Las Preguntas de Venerando [es] is a little worried about the a possible proposal for a new Press Law in Paraguay.

Paraguay: Boom in Beauty Salons

There is a boom in hair and beauty salons in Paraguay notes Muna Annahas. In the neighborhood of Herrera, she counted 6 salons in one block alone.

Puerto Rico: Taino Elder Passes On

The Voice of the Taino People Online respectfully bids farewell to the late Boriken Taino community elder and spiritual leader, Ángel Manuel Galagarza.

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