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17 January 2009

Stories from 17 January 2009

Ghana: Chocolate Tourism

Israel: Voices against the violence

The Hebrew blogosphere is battling over right and wrong, support vs. opposition and what it means to be patriotic to your own country, while at the same time condemning its...

Flashfloods and landslides in south Philippines

More than 115,000 people in the Philippines’ northern Mindanao region had fled to safety due to flashfloods and landslides. The local government reported that the series of flashfloods that struck...

Korea: Your 17 habits which cause your skin to age faster

Hyejin Kim introduces a post that gives interesting (or funny) information: the 17 habits you have which age your skin.

Malaysia: Worst flooding in years

Malaysia’s State of Sarawak suffered from severe flooding last week. The two hardest hit areas were Kuching and Sibu. Almost 10,000 people were forced to move to higher ground because...

Indonesia: Flooding in 13 provinces

Thirteen Indonesian provinces experienced flooding the past week due to torrential rains. The disaster has claimed the lives of 14 people while three others are still missing. More than 50,000...

Bulgaria: Protest in Sofia

Lithuania: Rioting in Vilnius

Latvia: Rioting in Riga

In his post about the Jan. 13 peaceful protest rally followed by rioting in Latvia's capital, Aleks Tapinsh of All About Latvia wrote that the country's PM had "told the...

Palestine: “Everything is in vain in Gaza – breathing, running, hoping”

In this roundup of blogs from Gaza, we hear in detail about the attacks on Al Quds hospital in the Tel al-Hawa neighbourhood of Gaza City from an Australian activist...

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