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24 June 2010

Stories from 24 June 2010

Russia, Belarus, Moldova: Gas Wars

Updates on the gas dispute between Russia and Belarus – at Leopolis, Jamestown Foundation Blog, and BelarusDigest. A May 28 post on Moldova's relationship with Gazprom – at RFE/RL's Transmission.

Brazil: “Tsunami” hits some of the poorest riverside cities

At least 46 people have been killed and an estimated hundreds are missing after torrential floods swept through states in the north-east Brazil, in the worst environmental tragedy in the...

Peru: Chess World Champions Visit Lima

For two days, Lima hosted the two chess champions, Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov. They both came for an exhibition game, where they played against 25 children. Although football is...

India:

Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired highlights the works of an organization named ‘I Hear Foundation’, which is “working with hearing impaired kids and their parents to help diagnose, treat,...

Bhutan: Private TV Channel for Bhutan

Penstar advocates for private TV channels in Bhutan, which are still not available in the country.

Bangladesh: Outstanding Bangladeshi Researcher Completes Jute Genome Sequencing

Monir Uddin Ahmed at Science and Technology blog congratulates Bangladeshi scientist Dr. Maqsudul Alam for successfully completing Jute Genome Sequencing.

Nepal: Copy Paste News

XNepali shows ‘the lack of technical reporters in Nepali journalism’ and ‘how rampant copy-paste journalism is there in the internet’.

Afghanistan: Drug use keeps on rising

Nick Fielding reviews a report from the UN's Office of Drug Control, which indicates that almost a million people in Afghanistan – roughly 8 per cent of the population between...

Kyrgyzstan: Constitutional Referendum, Pro et contra

Ekaterina writes [ru] (and Andrei translates) a analysis of the situation around constitutional referendum in Kyrgyzstan, which is expected to bring more legitimacy to the Interim Government.

Afghanistan: Parliamentary elections in the unstable country

Nasim Fekrat writes that out of the Afghanistan’s 364 election districts, only 11 are stable as the parliamentary elections scheduled for September 18 are nearing. The fact questions the vote's...

El Salvador: Transparency Begins with Citizens

Carlos Abraham Rodriguez [es] says he would like to see more transparency from the government of El Salvador; but he also adds that it is the citizen's responsibility to ask for it...

Paraguay: Match Against New Zealand Paralyzes Country

Paraguay is playing New Zealand in the World Cup for their opportunity to make it to the second round. The blog Rescatar [es] reports that buses that are normally packed...

Martinique, Guadeloupe: French Football Flop now Racial Controversy?

The French national football team has been through some rough times prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but the past three days have stirred up old issues around "Les...

Japan: A Hayao Miyazaki Profile

Trevor Hogg at Flickeringmyth [en] dedicates a series of five posts [en] to the master of Japanese animation Hayao Miyazaki [en]. In the first post, the blogger describes the beginning...

Jamaica: ‘Dudus” Hearing Today

“Dudus is to have his hearing at 10:00 a.m. at Harman Barracks, Up Park Camp (the army base in Jamaica)” today: Girl With a Purpose explains what to expect.

Guadeloupe: The Blogging Priest

Each week, a Guadeloupean Catholic priest posts his thoughts about religion, society and his everyday life in a blog named Lemoulefatima [Fr].

Cuba: For the Bloggers

Generation Y posts interviews with Dr. Darsi Ferrer and Juan Juan Almeida.

Jamaica: Lighter Side

Annie Paul looks at the lighter side of ‘Dudus” capture (as does Laura Redpath in this tweet).

Madagascar: A Strange 50th Independence Day Anniversary

The Anniversary of Madagascar 50th Independence Day is on June 26th and the festivities are already underway. Still, the  atmosphere is not exactly festive because of the political and economic...

China: A new search engine

Kaipan from china/divide introduces a beta search engine, Goso.cn, in China.

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