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10 August 2009

Stories from 10 August 2009

The Balkans: “Greek Journalist Sued for Writings on Bosnia”

Moldova: Post-Election Politics

Russia: Life in Nizhny Novgorod

Bulgaria: Georgi Yanev's Fight Against Corruption

Serbia, Russia: NIS and Gazprom

Russia: Moscow High-Rise on Fire

Ukraine: Anti-Domestic Violence Ad Campaign

Bangladesh: Uncultured Project and Clean Water

The Uncultured Project helps out in Bangladesh with clean water and disaster relief, and has an advantageous position to compare two different portable water filtering methods.

Brazil: Bolivia expels Brazilian citizens

Evo Morales' government claims that recent expulsions of Brazilians from its territory is focused on matters of sovereignty, but some Brazilian bloggers suggest it is to settle government supporters in...

Bhutan: Cows As Garbage Collectors

Sri Lanka: Another Case Of Plagiarism

India, Pakistan: A Karachi Family In An Indian Mall

Egypt: Gamal Mubarak Intices Youth Involvement

In an attempt to win their support, Egyptian president's son Gamal Mubarak launched an open online forum, Sharek, where he promises to address all the questions posed by young internet...

Egypt: Five People I Wish to Meet

If you were given the choice of selecting five people you would like to meet in your lifetime, who would they be? Egyptian blogger Ahmed Shokeir blogs at Late Night...

Israel: Critical Means Self-Hating?

India: Premier Padmini

China: The Dongying Mass Incident

Taiwan: Southern Taiwan devastated by typhoon Morakot

On Aug. 7, 2009, typhoon Morakot landed on Taiwan. The Central Weather Bureau urged residents in Northern Taiwan to be prepared for the heavy rain and strong wind brought by...

Mauritania Experiences First-Ever Suicide Bombing

Mauritania suffered its first-ever suicide bombing attack on Saturday, wounding one Mauritanian and two French citizens. Bloggers and Twitter users react to the incident.

Argentina: Proposal to Increase Taxes on Some Technology Products

The Argentine Congress gave their preliminary approval to raise taxes on some imported technological products. Many bloggers feel that this will make it harder for all segments of society to...