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5 May 2009

Stories from 5 May 2009

Serbia: Smoking Ban

Another belated link to Belgraded.com: a post on “a gruesome threat called the smoking ban.”

Serbia: The Pope

Belatedly, a link to an explanation of why “the Serbian Orthodox Church, even though unable to stop the Stones, the AC/DC and Madonna, has some deciding power over the Pope...

Iran: Eccentric candidates of the presidential election

More than 1000 candidates have registered online to be considered for presidential candidacy in the Iranian elections in June. All candidates have five days from today to appear at the...

Armenia: Opposition TV goes mobile

Unzipped welcomes the introduction of a new mobile phone news service by the banned A1 Plus pro-opposition TV station in Armenia. The blog says that once again modern technology is...

Iran: “Prisoner of Colours” is Executed

On Friday morning, Iranian authorities executed Delara Darabi, a 23 year-old woman, who was convicted for a murder at the age of 17 and held at the Rasht Central Prison...

Morocco: Taking Care of Animals

The American Fondouk is an animal hospital in Fez, Morocco that was founded in the 1920s and is funded through the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

Sri Lanka: The Dilemma Of A Moderate View

In a deeply divided country like Sri Lanka it is hard to keep a moderate view and find a common ground. Serendipity writes: “To a Tamil, I am branded as...

Pakistan: The Army Operation In Buner

Teeth Maestro reports about the Pakistan army operations against the Talibans in Buner that “the military is targeting the civilian population instead of hideout of the militants which resulted the...

Nepal: The Maoist Plan To Capture State and The National Army

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal highlights an YouTube video which shows that in a speech on January 2, 2008, two months before the general election in Nepal, “Prachanda...

Trinidad & Tobago: Waiting for Obama

KnowProSE.com, on hearing news that President Obama may come back to Trinidad and Tobago, asks: “Why? Personally, I'd like to see him come down more frequently if only to make...

Anguilla: Legislation Needed

Corruption-free Anguilla says: “Just passing a law does not achieve much. We need integrity legislation in Anguilla.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Beautiful Boys

“I find myself tiptoeing around dying poui blossoms. They remind me too much of all that we have lost here. In the poui time that is also the killing time....

India: TwitterCamp

Kiruba Shankar reports that preparations are going on for TwitterCamp, a one day unconference of Micro-blogging which is scheduled to be held in Chennai, India on 21st of June, 2009.

Bermuda: Enough?

Vexed Bermoothes thinks that “Bermuda has a long history, and a rapidly growing Government, but our culture of good governance may not be keeping up.”

Indonesia: Graft Buster Chief Nabbed For Murder

Antasari Azhar, Indonesia's Anti-Corruption Commission chief, was arrested for masterminding a murder of Nasrudin Zulkarnaen, a pharmaceutical boss. Many Indonesian bloggers believe that Antasari is being framed

China: Challenged in Latin America?

A statement last week by American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding China and Iran's presence in Latin America made headlines; Angry Chinese Blogger expands on her short statement in...

China: Quarantine measures crucial

With Mexicans, Canadians and now Americans in quarantine in China, anonymous Awakening China blogger takes on the perception that Chinese health authorities have gone overboard in attempting to keep H1N1...

China: Han Han to launch magazine

Anonymous Uln at CHINAYOUREN takes Han Han's announcement of his plans to launch his own magazine, also yet still unnamed, as a chance to look more closely at the man...

China: Shanzhai Adidas trash dumpster

Adam J. Schokora at 56 minus 1 shares a recent photo of a shanzhai Adidas trash dumpster.

China: Foreign reporters of the May Fourth Movement

China Rhyming blogger Paul French marked the ninetieth anniversary of the May Fourth Movement with an introduction of several foreigners who reported on the mass demonstrations at the time.

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