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8 October 2009

Stories from 8 October 2009

Kyrgyzstan: UNESCO against fountains in Osh

Kyrgyzstan: Gypsies community

Tajikistan: President Rahmon in on the Tour

Turkmenistan: Students banned from study abroad

Kazakhstan: Architectural Astana

Uzbekistan: Auction of children’s sweat

Afghanistan: Kamdesh Area

Japan: A blogger has dinner with Prime Minister Hatoyama

Bhutan: After The Earthquake

Bangladesh: Fair Trade Empowers Indigenous People

Egypt: Amending the marriage certificate to protect rape victims

Will Egypt import Chinese Hymens?

An artifical hymen kit is now available in the market. Egyptian law makers have banned the product while bloggers continue to debate the cons and pros of this Chinese 'invention'...

Oman: Swine Flu Campaign Update

The recent initiative taken by Omani bloggers to help raise awareness about the spreading swine flu in the country managed to attract media attention and raise money to help take...

China and Hong Kong: Jackie Chan's comment on military parade

In order to promote nationalism and celebrate the 60th anniversary of PRC, CCTV invited internationally well-known movie star Jackie Chan to comment on military parade.

Afghanistan: Conflicted Response

Afghanistan: Reflecting on the Battle of Kamdesh

The large scale assault on a U.S. base in Nuristan over the weekend has caused many bloggers familiar with Afghanistan to reconsider how they feel about the conflict.

Turkey: Inside the World Bank/IMF Meetings

Turkey: Lighting the Eiffel Tower

China: Grass Mud Horse, Motherland