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19 February 2009

Stories from 19 February 2009

Social Networking Sites in India

Georgia: Eurovision Controversy

Following its recent war with Russia, Georgia had initially planned to boycott this year's Eurovision Song Contest to be staged in Moscow, but later changed its mind. However, if reversing...

Guatemala: President Colom Apologizes for the Bay of Pigs

In preparation for the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961, the government of Guatemala allowed the CIA to train Cuban exiles on their soil for the operation. Even though the...

Fiji: Minimum wage increase postponed

At the beginning of February, Fiji’s workers and trade unions were preparing to receive a roughly 20 percent increase in the country’s minimum wage. Business leaders won a reprieve when...

Victorian Bushfires stir compassion and conflict

The grim toll of the Victorian bushfires now has 201 confirmed deaths, including a volunteer firefighter, and 1834 homes destroyed. There have been moving, controversial, bizarre and even innovative responses...

Brunei: Global Expeditions

Like other citizens around the globe, Brunei is never short of people willing to take the challenge to put the country on the world map. Two sets of expeditions are...

Honduras: Zelaya's Drive Around San Pedro Sula

Egypt: Ayman Nour Released

Egypt has just released political dissident Ayman Nour, who has spent more than three years in prison. Bloggers welcomed the move, but were left wondering about its motives and timing.

Russia: “Poverty” Photos

Ukraine: Obama's and NATO Membership

Ukraine: The Khanenko Museum

Slovenia: Croatia's NATO Entry

Ukraine: Giving the Mayor Away For Free

Kosovo: First Anniversary of Independence

Pakistan: The Taliban Truce Deal

There is a civil war going on in Swat valley in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan for more than half a year between the Pakistani army and the pro-Taliban...