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26 January 2010

Stories from 26 January 2010

Jordan: Tweeps Celebrate their Country

In an initiative that was adopted by tweeps from other Arab countries, Jordanian users of micro-blogging site Twitter created and maintained a hashtag that celebrates the top 50 things they...

Russia: Newspaper Web Site Hacked

The Web site of a popular Russian newspaper “Novaya Gazeta” has been hacked today, RIA news agency reported [EN]. Allegedly, the attack has been provoked by the article [RUS] about...

Sri Lanka: Presidential Election Results Online

Lanka Libertarian will start to update the district-wise results of today's Sri Lankan presidential election as soon as they are gradually published. The Sri Lankan election department website will update...

India, Pakistan: Rivals Forever

Shakir Lakhani at Chowrangi blog asks “Will Pakistan and India always be rivals?”

South Korea: Mediact to be dismantled

Mediact, South Korea's first public media center, will be dismantled in 1st of February under the Lee Myung Bak's government (more from interlocals). A petition has been launched to save...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Again

“Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. Anyone can play”: My Chutney Garden is gearing up for the national festival.

Haiti: 2 Weeks After

Tara Livesay gives an update two weeks after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti.

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime Rate

Jumbie's Watch laments the worsening crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago.

Bermuda: Takeover Bid

“My opinion is that the PLP takeover of the City is not about reform; I believe it is about power and real estate development. Watch the money”: Bermuda's Vexed Bermoothes...

Guyana, Haiti, U.S.A.: Redemption Song?

Signifyin’ Guyana responds to a compatriot's comments about aid to Haiti: “I'm inclined to believe the incentive to give to Haiti is more in search of some kind of redemption,...

Japan: Pokemon in Japanese Style Paintings

Mari from Watashi to Tokyo links to a pageful of illustrations of Pokemon done in ancient Japanese style.

Africa Cup of Nations: David knows kung fu and he’s Googled you!

"David knows kung fu and he’s Googled you!," begins a post by Thomas Mlambo about suprises at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations where Malawi was able to destroy Fifa...

College Students Protest on Japanese Employment @ TOKYO

Spurred by a protest late last year by a small number of college students in Hokkaido Prefecture, a number of students in Tokyo organized for a demonstration protesting against Japan's...

Kenya: Cartoonists of the Year Awards

KenyaImagine attended Cartoonist of the Year Awards in Nairobi, Kenya: “We attended the first, and likely, annual Cartoonist of the year awards at the Swiss ambassador's last week. The event...

Africa: What if 7.0 quake happened in E.Africa?

Is East Africa prepared for 7.0 earthquake?: “The 7.0 magnitude quake that has flattened the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, should give East Africans pause for thought. What if a similar quake...

Sri Lanka: Election Irregularities

Indrajit Samarajiva at Indi.ca comments that with the presence of election monitors and somewhat independent election commission, rigging elections in Sri Lanka is tough. However: “the main method of influencing...

Philippines: “Renewable Marriage Bill”

A partylist group in the Philippines wants to introduce a law that would put a ten-year expiration date on marriage contracts. As expected this unique proposal generated an intense reaction...

Nepal: Renewed Focus On Indo-Nepal Relations

Following two high profile visits from New Delhi-Foreign Minister S.M Krishna and Army Chief Deepak Kapoor, the India Nepal relation is being discussed with renewed vigor in both Indian and...

Africa: When in trouble, say you are a British journalist

When in trouble in Africa, just say, “I am a British journalist.”

Sudan: Man throws shoe at Omar al Bashir

Ayaa writes about a man who threw his shoe at the Sudanese President: “One of the most offensive and humiliated action in the Arabs and Muslim culture is to throw...

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