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31 May 2010

Stories from 31 May 2010

Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia make Eurovision Top Ten

This year's Eurovision Song Contest drew to a close on a Saturday in a televised final which attracted around 125 million viewers worldwide. But while some media reported lagging interest...

Japan: My Eyes Tokyo

Peru: The Return of the Indigenous Leader Alberto Pizango

After more than 11 months in exile in Nicaragua following the events and conflicts in the region of Bagua, indigenous leader Alberto Pizango returned to Peru on May 26, sparking...

Azerbaijan: Animal rights

Pakistan: The Lesson In The Facebook Ban

Guatemala: State of Emergency Due to Tropical Storm Agatha

Guatemala is in a state of emergency. In addition to the active Pacaya volcano that has caused evacuations and damages, Tropical Storm Agatha has hit the country, causing many disappearances...

Sri Lanka: Where To Put Your Trash

Sri Lanka: Buying A Condom In Colombo

Russia: Photos and Live Tweets of the Dispersal of the “Day of Dissent”

Africa: Poor African parents and their choices

Why Invest In Bangladesh?

Nigeria: Cast your vote in the 2010 Nigerian Blog Awards!

It's time again for the Nigerian Blog Awards! Starting Monday, voters can cast their ballot for the best blog in over 30 categories, ranging from “Best Fashion Blog” to “Most...

Nigeria: Oil spills have taken place for past 50 years

China: lost in translation

China: Responses to FoxConn's suicides

Japan: Those Commonplace, Vinyl Umbrellas

How "temporary" vinyl umbrellas fare in the cities of Japan.

MENA: Rage after Israel Attacks Gaza-bound Flotilla

Emotions are running high across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), after Israel attacked a peaceful flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to besieged Gaza - and the Twittersphere is ablaze....

Japan: Okinawans vent frustration over Futenma

Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama has backtracked on promises to reduce the presence of American military forces in Okinawa, and inhabitants of the prefecture are furious. In blogs, they express their...

Russia: Journalist's Blog Hacked

Russia: Blogger Describes His Experience With E-Gov Portal