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21 August 2009

Stories from 21 August 2009

East Timor: Celebrating Global Solidarity for Freedom

Ten years after the referendum, global voices are again spreading the word for East Timor, but this time celebrating the strong international solidarity that back then culminated in the country's...

Russia: Flags With Crosses

Hungary, Slovakia: Newest Tensions

Iran: “Green Movement and Football”

Caribbean: “Gold Rush” in Berlin

If there was doubt in anyone's mind that Jamaica can lay claim to having the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt's 19:19 win in the 200m final must have...

Zambia: Reactions to Chiluba's acquittal

A magistrate in Lusaka acquitted former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba of corruption charges this week in a ruling that has received mixed reactions in Zambia.

Nepal: Sadhus – The Mystic Men

India, Pakistan: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

India: The Wall Project

Africa: The forgotten African WWII soldiers

South Africa: Is Caster Semenye a man or a woman?

Caster Semenye, a young South African runner who recently won a gold medal at the World championships in Berlin has been thrown into the spotlight, and not due to her...

Nigeria: The Okocha debate is unnecessary

Puerto Rico: Public News Channel Dismantled

The newsroom of Puerto Rico's only public channel was practically dismantled recently, allegedly due to budget cuts. The Puerto Rican blogosphere has been loaded with comments.

Haiti: A Dissident is Here

Anguilla: Parental Responsibility

Bermuda: The Courage to Talk

Guyana: Leadership Issue

Bangladesh: What Farmers Say About Microfinance

Afghanistan: Voting Day

Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and voted Thursday in the country’s second-ever presidential elections. Afghan bloggers share their experiences and feelings on this historic day.

Russia: The Siege of Leningrad Museums

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