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11 February 2010

Stories from 11 February 2010

Haiti: Why All The Stories About Orphans?

A month after a seven-point earthquake destroyed much of southern Haiti, the fate of children, and particularly orphans, has become the main story in many corners. But Haitian voices on...

Mexico: Monarch Butterfly Migration in the Americas

Between Mexico, Northern United States, and Canada the migration of the monarch butterfly has astonished residents and tourists dating back to ancient times, and have played an important part in...

USA: Undocumented Students Begin Week of Action on February 22

During the week of February 22, supporters of the DREAM Act -- a proposed federal bill that could assist more than 65,000 undocumented students to obtain a pathway to legal...

China: Twitter revolution

Interlocals.net has a translation of Hu Yong's article on Micro Revolution, which tells the significance of micro blogging, such as twitter and sina micro-blog, on mainland Chinese society.

Haiti: Aristide as an Ally

The Haitian Blogger reports that some Fanmi Lavalas members have asked President Preval to allow Aristide to return and to be an ally in the rebuilding of Haiti, calling the...

Suriname: Going Classical

“Displays of architectural components — balustrades, window-frames, garden bird-baths — are not an uncommon sight on the outskirts of many Caribbean cities” – but, reports Nicholas Laughlin for Paramaribo SPAN,...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Preparing for an Earthquake

“We have all looked on in horror at the scenes of destruction and human suffering experienced by our Caribbean neighbours in Haiti as a result of the strong earthquake on...

Trinidad & Tobago: “The Garden Want Water”

This Beach Called Life and kid5rivers comment on the fact that while the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are on water rations, the Prime Minister's lawn was being liberally watered.

Jamaica: Prison Riot

“The Jamaican government and society think that they have more important things to worry about, rather than looking after its prisoners and criminals”: Jamaica Salt blogs about a prison riot...

Iran: Clashes in Tehran

A video film showing clashes in Tehran between anti regime protesters and security forces today on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Pakistan: The Taliban Succession

Kalsoom at CHUP: Changing Up Pakistan discusses the controversial demise of several Taliban leaders and the battle, drama and rumors about their successors.

Japan: Guide to Tokyo Gallery Geography

In “A Beginner’s Guide to Tokyo Gallery Geography“, William Andrews at the Tokyo Art Beat blog describes some of the key areas for enjoying contemporary art in the city.

India: Paypal Trouble

Robin Wauters at Techcrunch informs that Paypal has suspended personal payments to and from India. However, people can still make commercial payments.

Bangladesh: Bangla Spell Checker Add-on For Firefox

Belayet informs [bn] that Ankur ICT Development Foundation has recently released the updated version of a Bangla spell checker add-on for Firefox, an indispensable tool for Bangla computing.

Iran: Demonstration in Isfahan

A film showing the Iranian opposition in the streets of Isfahan on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Here are some photos of pro government demonstrations in country.

India And Apple

bhatnaturally explains why Apple is making a big mistake by ignoring India.

Iran: Protesters ask for referendum

While President Ahmadinejad spoke to a crowd of thousands at Azadi, or Freedom Square, in central Tehran on the anniversary of the revolution, anti regime protesters demonstrated and called for...

China: The end of 32-year-long football “Korea-phobia”?

China’s football (soccer) team beat South Korea by 3-0 in the East Asian Men’s Football Championship in Tokyo on Wednesday. The victory created a storm of euphoria among China’s sports...

Australia: Climate Change Election a Step Closer

Even before the Copenhagen Climate Change conference the Australian Opposition parties had dumped their support for a Cap and Trade scheme and their leader Malcolm Turnbull. Last week new Liberal...

Japan: When forced confessions lead justice astray

The recent Ashikaga case [en] saw a man acquitted after serving 17 years in prison after being convicted of murdering a child because of inaccurate DNA tests. It has once...

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