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28 May 2009

Stories from 28 May 2009

Russia: A Blogger's Review of “The Associate”

About a month ago, Jost A Mon blog posted a “roundup of translated crime fiction consumed in April” - which included several books by writers from Central and Eastern Europe....

Azerbaijan: Republic Day

Colombia: HiperBarrio Workshops in Ituango

Colombia: Bogotá Campus Party 2009 Blog

Russia: Farewell to Actor Oleg Yankovsky

Renowned Russian actor Oleg Yankovsky, 65, died in Moscow on May 20 and was buried at Novodevichiy Cemetery two days later. Thousands of fans came to the Lenkom Theater to...

Mexico: Television Comedy Show Makes Light of Actor's Mental Disability

The Human Rights Commission of Mexico DF has asked the television network Televisa to apologize the actor known as Sammy, after the contestants of a comedy game show played a...

Bangladesh: Waiting For The Community Radio Boom

UN Human Rights Council Backs Sri Lankan Government

Sri Lanka: Prabhakaran's DNA Matches With Son

Lebanon: Women in Parliament

Honduras: 7.1 Scale Earthquake Hits

Morocco: The Blogoma's Journey Continues

Blogging has come a long way in Morocco. From a handful a blogs a few years ago, the blogosphere is now growing rapidly, in three languages. In this post, Anas...

Guadeloupe: In May 2009, keep May 1802 and May 1967 in mind

2009 will definitely be a "new" year in Guadeloupe - at least judging from a pun that people used as their New Year's wish, since in Creole "new" is pronounced...

Bahamas: Flooding

Peru: Freezing Temperatures in Puno Result in Children Deaths

While much of Peru and the media has been discussing the 16 confirmed individuals with AH1N1 virus, very little has been mentioned about the 133 children that have recently died...

Haiti: Father Jean-Juste Passes On

Trinidad & Tobago: AG Resigns

Barbados, U.S.A.: Getting the Message

Guyana, St. Lucia: Child Dies in Car

Iran:'Photoland’ and election