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25 September 2009

Stories from 25 September 2009

USA: Clashes with Police at Pittsburgh G-20 Summit

Citizens published photos and videos of clashes between protesters and police during the G-20 meeting of world leaders in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week.

Bangladesh: Durga Puja at Dhakeswari Temple

Ideas R Bulletproof posts some pictures of Durga Puja (Moha Shaptami) celebrations at Dhakeswari Temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bermuda: national identity

“Who are we?” asks Tales from the Triangle's Tip. News of an upcoming visit to Bermuda by Queen Elizabeth II raises questions about national identity in the British Overseas Territory....

Bermuda: too wobbly for business?

Vexed Bermoothes investigates why a major insurance company is moving its headquarters from Bermuda to Ireland. “So what’s bothering the international executives?… Work permit issues. Wobbly political environment. Uncertain future...

Cuba: underground punk

Octavo Cerco posts video and photos from a concert by a Cuban underground punk band. “It looks like this year Porno Para Ricardo has broken its record of concerts given,...

Jamaica: utilities hardship

Stunner's Afflictions notes the coincidence that the same day Jamaica's power company raised its rates, the Bank of Jamaica introduced the new JA$5,000 bill, the country's highest denomination banknote. “Now...

Trinidad and Tobago: against anti-gay violence

gspottt reacts to news that a member of Trinidad's GLBT community has been killed.”The murder comes … in the middle of an ongoing spate of internet dating-initiated violence and blackmail...

Trinidad and Tobago: film partners

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival blog offers notes from a panel discussion of “the future of co-productions in the Caribbean”, with contributions from filmmakers and other creative professionals.

Middle East: The Cupcake Revolution

A cupcake revolution is taking the Middle East by storm and sweet-toothed bloggers are tracking its development. Jillian C. York reports from the frontline.

Kuwait: The Trouble with Non-Smokers

Mark blogs at TwoFortyEightAm about the dilemma facing non-smokers in Kuwait.

Palestine: Real Palestinians?

Palestinian Mohammed Obaidat [Ar] asks his countrymen if they are real Palestinians.

World: Tweeting Gaddafi's Address to the United Nations

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi more than made up for lost time. His speech trailed on for six times the allotted...

China: Re-programming CCTV

In the coming year, CCTV will cut one third of its program in order to be more competitive. One of the program to be cut is “Tell it like it...

India: What To Expect On The Moon

Reacting on the news that India’s mission to the moon has found water on it, A Minority Of One comments on what to expect next: “Other things that will eventually...

Video Contest: Citizen Embassadors for the 64th UN Day

Actor George Clooney explains how you can participate and be one of the 5 winners who get a chance to be a part of the 64th UN Day in the...

China: Xinjiang restaurant blown up

Beijing-based Twitter user Maggie Rauch had her camera ready when her local Xinjiang food restaurant exploded on Friday morning. “Could feel the explosion from my apartment,” she writes on her...

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