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5 April 2009

Stories from 5 April 2009

Russia, UAE: Sulim Yamadayev – Dead or Alive?

According to some sources, Sulim Yamadayev, former Chechen rebel commander and former commander of the Russian Vostok ("East") Battalion, was assassinated in Dubai on March 28. According to other sources,...

Brazil: lndian culture, poetry and rights on the blogosphere

Brazil has one of the most impressive mosaics of indigenous peoples in the world and this cultural richness has started to show up on the Brazilian blogosphere. For this reason,...

Turkey: Obama disappoints Armenian-Americans

Writing on his Frontline Club blog, Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor says that today's visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Turkey is likely to disappoint many Armenian-American supporters. However,...

Japan: “Missile” or “Flying Object”?

“Missile” or “flying object”? Yasuharu Dando has put together a page with screenshots of how the major Japanese newspapers have reported whatever it was that North Korea launched over Japan...

Azerbaijan: Grumpy old troll

A little over a month after setting up her blog, Scary Azeri in Suburbs responds to a troll who takes exception to what she writes. The blogger is nonetheless happy...

Korea: Soccer Game between Korea and Korea.

For the 2010 World Cup of South Africa, there was a preliminary game in South Korea. The appointed teams were North Korea and South Korea. After the game, bloggers share...

Japan: Bullying at school, the parents’ point of view

Ijime – the Japanese word for “bullying” – is still a worrying social phenomenon in Japan, despite the “latest” surveys published by the Japanese Ministry of Education [pdf, ja] (no data after...

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Fashion Week 2009

Samat presents the excellent photos from the gala-show of the Fashion week in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

Kazkahstan: Career, Amended by Crisis

Thousand-Pa writes about Gulzhan Moldajanova, the ethnic Kazakh, who has been a general director at the Russian mining giant “Bazovy Element”, and her career peripetia.

Kazakhstan: Denis Ten’s brilliant debut

Dina reports that a 15-year old Kazakhstani has competed in his first World Figure Skating championship in Los Angeles, entering the top 10.

Kazakhstan: Earth Hour on Kazakh blogosphere

Askhat reviews reactions of the Kazakh-language blogosphere to “Earth Hour”, a symbolic protest action against global warming.

Kazakhstan: Happy 130th birthday!

The world’s oldest person has been discovered in Kazakhstan, Askhat reports.

Kyrgyzstan: Food prices

Maksud writes how inflation affects the price for food products, and particularly, bread in Kyrgyzstan.

Palestine: Book by Gazan Blogger Published in Japan

Gazan blogger Prof. Said Abdelwahed writes that a book of his writings during the recent war on Gaza has been published in Japan.

Palestine: A Video Tour of Gaza

Gazan blogger Lina AlSharif went on a tour of Gaza recently – and recorded the experience to share with you.

Bolivia: Unlikely and Historic 6-1 Win Over Argentina

With head coach Diego Maradona and his squad of superstars in La Paz to face Bolivia in a World Cup qualifying football match, it was expected to be another easy...

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