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30 August 2009

Stories from 30 August 2009

Israel: Social Media Advances Jewish Identity

Israel: When Translations Go Wrong

Israel: Hollywood in the Holy Land

Hungary: St. Stephen

East Timor: “Happy Day” of freedom vote

Timorese bloggers have celebrated the 10th anniversary of the popular referendum which led to the territory's formal independence. One commemorates the "happy day", another recalls his determination to drive out...

Bahrain: One Ramadan and One Eid

The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan depends on the actual sighting of the new moon, resulting in different dates for its start among the various Muslim sects. This...

Costa Rica: The Passing of Felipe Granados

Chile: Technology Platform of Candidate Sebastian Piñera

Costa Rica: Manuel Mora Valverde Founder of Communist Party

Ecuador: All Aboard the Trolley Bus

The trolley bus system in Quito, Ecuador has been helping to alleviate traffic congestion. A recent experiment invited the city's twitterers to submit live news about riding on this form...

Colombia: Another Massacre of the Awá Indigenous Community

Japan: We will not forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki

64 years ago, on the 6th and the 9th of August, atomic bombs were dropped by the U.S. forces on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 200,000 people died and every year,...

India: Blogging Tips From An Award Winning Blogger

Bangladesh: The Traditional Iftar Market At Chawkbazar

Afghanistan: Voting Day in Photos

On the nation's second-ever election day, Afghan photo bloggers shared pictures from the polls showing military presence as well as voter enthusiasm.

Arab World: Welcoming Ramadan

Ramadan is an important month in the Muslim calendar. Bloggers writing in Arabic celebrate the month, already in its first week, in this post, where we share some of the...