Stories from 3 July 2010
Pakistan: State Of Denial Continues
Raza Habib Raja criticizes Pakistanis for their state of denial and apologetic defense of the homegrown terror by pointing fingers at the USA for the attacks at the holy shrine in Lahore.
Ukraine: UK Visa Application Process
Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, writes that “in the busy summer months from May-September, you should if at all possible start the visa application process 5-10 weeks before you are due to travel.”
China: Strong country, poor people
The state broadcaster CCTV revealed in June 28 that China is expected to receive 8 trillion yuan ($1.18 trillion) in financial revenue by the end of 2010. Such figure will turn China into the second-largest country in terms of revenue income after the United States. It seems that China has...
D.R of Congo: Remembering Kimpa Vita
“Today is the anniversary of the death of Kimpa Vita who together with her baby (Kembo Dianzenza va Kintete) and her boyfriend, were burned to death on July 2nd 1706 by the Catholic church,” writes Sokari at Black Looks.
Ghana: Football has never hurt before
Yngvild on the end of Ghana's World Cup dreams: “Football has never hurt before. Unless it was a ball kicked in my face or something. Yesterday's Ghana-Uruguay match was torture.”
Ghana: We will be back
Sarpong reacts to Ghana team's elimination from the World Cup: “I will make this as short as possible. Ghana is sad. Africa is sad. Football lovers are sad!…But we leave with one bold message: WE WILL BE BACK TO PUSH HISTORY ONCE AGAIN”
Somalia: View from a photojournalist’s blood-stained lens
“On Tuesday, several journalists were wounded when missiles were fired on a press conference in the battlefield of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu,” Mariama Keita reports.
India: Tackling The Maoist Threat
The relentless Maoist attacks have become India's biggest security threat as Maoist separatists have inflicted another deadly blow on Indian security forces. Netizens analyze the cause behind the Maoist onslaughts and discuss ways to tackle the threat.
Mexico: Alex Causes Flooding in Monterrey
Perla Cristal Gomez [es] writes about the flooding in Monterrey caused by storm Alex.
USA, Russia: Discussing ‘Spies’ 2.0
The arrest of 11 individuals belonging to a network of alleged Russian spies became the topic of the week on the Russian Internet. Alexey Sidorenko reviews the online discussion.