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2 October 2009

Stories from 2 October 2009

Asia and Oceania: Videos of Natural Disaster Aftermath

Citizen uploaded videos of the flooding, earthquakes and tsunamis that in less than a week, have struck several different countries in Oceania, East and Southeast Asia.

Cuba: Hip-Hopper Arrested

Puerto Rico: A Crisis with Many Names

This has been a very difficult week in Puerto Rico: The governor Luis Fortuño layed-off nearly 17,000 government employees. After the announcement, people immediately mobilized. Comments and analysis on the...

Suriname: Tattoo Art

Trinidad & Tobago: Monstre Sacre

Barbados: Getting to Know Cozier

Bermuda: Bad Investment

Armenia: Weddings

Georgia: Festival of Polish Culture

Guinea: Outrage, Grief After Brutal Massacre

Still under tight police surveillance, Guinea ended several days of official mourning today for those killed in the sudden and shocking massacre of opposition protesters by soldiers on Monday.

China: A birthday bash for the People's Republic

Is Japan a dying nation?

Japan: Panda poo power

South Korea: Male social behaviour

Japan: Reactions to Tokyo's Olympic Bid (Part One)

What does the Japanese blogosphere and Twitterverse have to say about Tokyo's bid to host the 2016 Olympics? Part One introduces some reactions before the announcements at the bid ceremony...

Typhoon Ketsana batters Southeast Asia

Typhoon Ketsana struck several Southeast Asian countries leaving hundreds dead and millions homeless. It triggered the worst flooding in the Philippines which affected 3 million people as of this writing....

Ukraine: Broken Promises and the Presidential Election

Ukraine's presidential election is scheduled for Jan. 17, 2010, and there's no shortage of posts on pre-election politics on Ukrainian blogs. Bloggers who exhibit genuine trust in the nation's politicians...

Azerbaijan: Hikmat Hajizade

Indonesia: Post quake death toll worsens

The earthquake death toll in Indonesia surged past 1,000 while thousands more are feared dead or missing. Indonesian microbloggers are using the internet to help in the relief and rescue...

Morocco: From Censorship to Seizure

The Moroccan Interior Ministry has decided to sue Arabic-language daily paper Akhbar Al Youm for publishing a cartoon lampooning the newly wedded Prince Moulay Ismail. Issues of the magazine have...

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