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9 February 2009

Stories from 9 February 2009

Morocco: And The Winners Are…

The second annual edition of the Maroc Blog Awards were held in Casablanca on January 31. The awards honor the best Moroccan bloggers (as well as bloggers whose primary blog...

Armenia: Eurovision Hopefuls

Although considered by most viewers in Europe as somewhat of a joke, there is no doubt that the Eurovision international song contest is taken very seriously indeed in the South...

Sri Lanka: The LTTE Menace

“The LTTE is simply a nihilistic organization like Al Qaeda. It’s not designed to actually win anything, it’s just a sore loser. They slaughter to make a point, but never...

Madagascar : Bloggers react to Red Saturday's bloodshed

Since riots and lootings claimed fifty dead in Madagascar on January 26, the situation has become bleaker. Saturday, February 07 was an even bloodier day. Dubbed “Red Saturday” by some, it...

Pakistan: Street Foods in Lahore

Chapati Mystery posts some mouth-watering pictures of street foods in Lahore.

Georgia: Royal Wedding

Yesterday's wedding between two descendants of the Bagrationi dynasty which ruled Georgia for at least 10 centuries has captured the imagination of royal watchers worldwide. However, for those pondering the...

Iran: Islamic Revolution in photos

In we can see several photos of Islamic Revolution in 1978-79.

Azerbaijan: Obama campaign manager in Baku

Just weeks before a controversial referendum will likely remove a constitutional two-term restriction on the presidency, Barack Obama's campaign manager yesterday visited Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan. With...

Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Windies Win

B.C. Pires [Barbados] and Abeni [St. Vincent & the Grenadines] comment on the West Indies cricket team winning its first Test Match against England in a nearly a decade.

Trinidad & Tobago: In Defense

From Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life blogs about the UDECOTT defense, while The Manicou Report weighs in on the recent resignation of the Integrity Commission.

Dominican Republic: Contrasts in Transportation

There is a big difference between the new Metro system in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and other forms of vehicular transportation writes Rocío Díaz of Monaco [es].

Trinidad & Tobago: Line Jumping

As three police officers make an “emergency” trip to KFC, Trinidadian blogger Paolo, who witnessed the incident, has this to say to the Acting Commissioner of Police: “I do not...

Ecuador: An Interview with Winner of Best Latin American Blog

Even though he was unable to travel to Spain to receive the prize for “Best Latin American Blog” in the contest sponsored by 20 Minutos, Carlos Suasnavas is humbled by...

Barbados: Grammy Drama

The Bajan blogosphere is livid over reports that Chris Brown allegedly assaulted pop sensation Rihanna.

Jamaica: Broadcasting Ban

Stunner's Afflictions supports the Jamaican Broadcasting Commission‘s ban on “the promotion of the activity called Daggerin and songs such Rampin Shop which feature an overdose of sexual references and violence.”

China: Sitting on a Firework

Uln from Chinayouren blogs about the crisis that appeared in news and statistics but is absent in daily life in China. The blogger points out three factors that contribute to...

Taiwan: Naked nurse ads

ESWN translates local news stories about naked nurse ads of plastic surgery clinic at Tainan, Taiwan.

China: Worst Drought in 50 years

A worst drought in 50 years, affecting more than 12 provinces and more than 9.3m hectares, in northern China has hit 43% of the country's wheat crop. The Office of...

Australian wildfires and web tools

With devastation so widespread, and the threat of Australian bushfire continuing, citizen journalists have had a hard time getting near the scenes. Yet, the internet is full of pertinent information...

Brunei: Who deserves the undistributed zakat funds?

Before Brunei was swept by floods, the hot topic in town was the hundreds of millions in surplus of the zakat or tithe collections. The recipients of the zakat should...

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