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8 January 2010

Stories from 8 January 2010

Sri Lanka: Rumor Mill At Work

“All I can wish for from now on till election-day is to permit all our eligible voters the chance to cast their secret ballot as they wish, and not be...

India: Rising Number Of Youngsters Dependent On Alcohol

TheBigThinkng at discusses the issue that rising number of youngsters in India are now dependent on alcohol.

Bangladesh: How To Get A Job After Graduation

Fahad at Finding Myslef cites an example how get a job in Bangladesh after graduation.

Dominican Republic: The Passing of the Multi-Talented Luisito Martí

The multi-talented Dominican artist Luisito Martí passed away on January 3 leaving behind a huge international following who were fans of his comedy, music, and way of capturing the country's...

Barbados: Road Toll Gang

Barbados Free Press chastises the police for not clamping down on the Boscobel “Road Toll Gang”, which “stop[s] tourist hired cars by standing in front of them. They inform the...

Puerto Rico: Three Kings Day

Gil the Jenius is disheartened that “on Three Kings Day, the traditional Puerto Rican day for sharing gifts and celebrating the (extended) joy of Christmas, the death toll by murder...

Trinidad & Tobago: Party On!

Club Soda and Salt weighs in on Trinidad and Tobago's party politics.

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Same Old Story

The Bahamas’ The Gaulin Wife “wasn’t fooled” by the new film Avatar: “The story is clichéd, dangerously so, because while it appears to call into question colonialism’s devastating effects on...

Haiti: Free & Fair?

Haitian blogger Wadner Pierre features a letter from a U.S. Congresswoman who expresses concerns that the island's upcoming elections would be “a set back for Haiti's democratic development if these...

Australia: Whaling War of Words

The whale hunt seems to be the forgotten war in the public relations hype that surrounds the collision of the Sea Shepherd’s Ady Gil with a Japanese whaler in the...

Egypt: Naga Hammady Massacre

Egyptian bloggers express shock and rage at the killing of Coptic Christians on the eve of their Christmas celebrations in Naga Hammady, in Upper Egypt. An unknown criminal opened his...

Oman: Diet, Podcast, and the Higher Educational System

Omani bloggers are back in the blogging scene as they start the new year with big resolutions and plans, writes Riyadh Al Balushi.

Syria: Petition to Google for Arabic Android

Syrian blogger Anas Qtiesh invites us [Ar] to vote for Arabic support in new Google Android open source software in Google Nexus One.

China: “Avatar” and forced demolition

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese reaction of the Hollywood movie “Avatar”, some comments related the struggle to the forced eviction and demolition of people's home in development project.

China: The tragic curtain call of substitute teachers

Starting 2010, 448,000 substitute teachers in China will be laid off. CC & Key from China Hush translated local news and online comments on this latest policy by the ministry...

Argentina: Romantic Singing Legend Sandro Passes Away

Roberto Sánchez, popularly known as Sandro, died on January 4th in Mendoza, Argentina. He was one of the pioneers of Argentinean rock music and became famous all over Latin America...

Japan: Witnessing a Tibetan sky burial

Blogger Huixing assisted to witnessed a Tibetan sky burial [en] in Litang. At his blog [ja] a sequence of pictures document the traditional funerary practice wherein a human corpse is...

A Global Look at Anti-Corruption Day

In preparation for the coming launch of the Technology for Transparency Network, this is the first in a series of posts that will explore transparency, government accountability, and civic engagement...

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