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26 June 2009

Stories from 26 June 2009

Ukraine: A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Taras of Ukrainiana posts a tribute to Michael Jackson.

Russia: Report on Internet Use

Window on Eurasia sums up “a 144-page report [on Internet use in Russia,] released this week […] by the Public Opinion Foundation on the basis of interviews with 34,000 people...

Pakistan: Americans Helping The IDPs

Chapati Mystery highlights two inspiring Americans who are helping the IDPs in Pakistan.

Russia: Buckwheat

Russian Blog posts an ode to buckwheat.

Russia: Letter to Khodorkovsky

Jeremy Putley posts an open letter to Mikhail Khodorkovsky (who turned 46 on June 26) at A Step At A Time.

Russia, Nigeria: Nigaz

Eternal Remont writes that “Gazprom has created a joint venture with Nigeria's state-owned NNPC gas company” and that the new company's name is Nigaz. License Plate Poetry has a poem...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Croats

Croatian Crescent writes about Bosnain Croats.

Pakistan: Cricket Diversity

Cricket is more than a game in Pakistan and is played everywhere; on the streets, on a beach, on varandah, on the roof and what not! Owais Mughal at All...

Soviet History: Punk Under Totalitarian Rule

Macedonian blog Panta Rei pointed out to a gallery of Soviet Punks, reminding readers that the totalitarian regime sometimes sent its youth who dressed differently to “re-education” camps.

India: Michael Jackson's Influence On Bollywood

“Michael Jackson, King of Pop, who passed away at the age of 50 earlier today exerted a huge influence on Bollywood and Indian film industry,” writes Kamla Bhatt and explains...

Bangladesh: First Monsoon Rain

Monirul Alam posts a photo of the first monsoon rain falling on the Buriganga river this year.

Caribbean, USA: Tributes to the “King of Pop”

Despite the controversy which plagued him for the latter part of his eccentric life, the sudden and unexpected death of American-born entertainer Michael Jackson, dubbed "The King of Pop", has...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Obama & “Antúnez”

Cuban human rights activist Jorge Luis García “Antúnez” said that President Obama's words of support make a big difference for those fighting for Cuban liberty, but diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense...

Dominica: Campaign Financing

Chris at Dominica Weekly thinks that “the issue of campaign financing is as important as voters identification and cleaning of the voters list before the next general election is held.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging about Crime

Jumbie's Watch blogs about Trinidad and Tobago's approach to crime, while KnowProSE.com writes a note to the country's media on their coverage of the crime situation and The Manicou Report...

Jamaica, Barbados: Updates on H1N1

Yardflex.com says 19 Jamaicans have been infected with the H1N1 virus, while Barbados Underground cautions that Swine Flu can't be blamed for everything.

Iran:Joan Baez sings for the Iranian people

Arefadib tweeted that Joan Baez sings ‘We shall Overcome’ (with a line in Perisan) for the Iranian people.

Singapore: Infamous Burger King ad

Burger King has a new sandwich offering in Singapore called the “Super Seven Incher.” To promote the new product, a local ad agency produced an outdoor ad which is now...

Indonesia: Ancient manuscripts digitalized

A literature foundation in Surakarta has announced that it plans to digitalize more than 6,000 ancient Indonesian manuscripts and books in its possession.

Laos: Strange pineapples on display

Two strange pineapples, one shaped like a dragon and the other shaped like a heart, are on display in a temple in Laos. The pineapples harvested from a Vientiane farm...

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