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7 June 2009

Stories from 7 June 2009

China: Shanghai pride festival

Shanghai LGBT community will organize a Pride festival week from June 7 to June 14. A website has been set up for the event.

Malawi: Busting the myth of skyrocketing prices of homes

Siku Nkhoma identifies factors behind high prices of homes in Lilongwe, Malawi: “Following today's (06-06-2009) article in the Malawi News by Stanley Kenani on Rentals in Lilongwe i felt it...

Russia: The Fourth Son

A month or so ago, LJ user voinodel (Russian journalist Vadim Rechkalov) started a second LJ blog (voynodel) - for “unhurried posts.” So far, Rechkalov has posted twice on this...

Brunei: Anniversary of Armed Forces

Shimworld blogs about the 48th anniversary of the Brunei Armed Forces.

Taiwan: Report on cross-strait security

That's Impossible! analyses a 2005 report by a Chinese researcher. He suggests that the report contains clues about what a possible peace agreement between China and Taiwan might contain.

Japan: Sex crime victims and the lay judge system

Absentia wrote a post [en] about the repercussions that the new lay judge system might have on the sex crime victims. According to the blogger, “there is a possibiliy that...

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