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30 March 2010

Stories from 30 March 2010

Russia: High Taxi Fares And Text Messaging Scams After Moscow Bombings

RuNet Echo

The aftermath of the recent subway bombings in Moscow is widespread. People mourn victims, looks for answers to numerous questions, contemplate the future of Russia and express anger with... taxi...

Colombia: Hostage Pablo Emilio Moncayo Freed by FARC

Russia: Witness Shares Her Account of Bombings in Moscow Metro

Russia: Bombings Victims Commemoration; Analysis of TV-channels

Russia: Role of Social Media in Coverage of Recent Metro Bombings in Moscow

Russia: Wikipedia Used to Cover Recent Metro Bombings

Chile: The Process of Earthquake Reconstruction

Exactly a month after the devastating earthquake in Chile, President Sebastián Piñera announced a reconstruction plan for the country’s infrastructure and housing, prompting Chileans to provide opinions about how this...

Trinidad & Tobago: Shouter Baptist Liberation Day

Brazil: “Sao Paulo, shithole of world”

Lebanon: The Adventures of Salwa

China and Hong Kong: Post 80's Generation

China: Google.cn search blocked

Sweden: Parliament Recognizes the Assyrian Genocide

The Swedish Parliament has recognized as genocide the massacres that took place within the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1920 against the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek population - an...

China: Kidney Stone Babies’ father on trial

Today, Zhao Lianhai, the founder of “kidney stone babies” whose 4-year old son was poisoned by Sanlu melamine tainted milk in 2008 was put on trial today under the criminal...

Arab World: Earth Hour Marked Across the Region

Earth Hour is an annual event celebrated on the last Saturday in March. Awareness of Earth Hour has been spreading throughout the world since its inception in Australia in 2007....

India: Tribals Using Cell Phones To Publish News

Bangladesh: Aktel Becomes Robi

India: Water Crisis Is Man Made

Sri Lanka: Unbounded Crowd-sourcing Of Human Rights Violations

Bolivia: April 4th Regional Elections