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9 September 2010

Stories from 9 September 2010

Russia: Tens of Thousands of Muslims Celebrate Uraza Bairam

Bloggers share pictures [RUS] and video [RUS] of the unusually populous celebrations of Uraza Bairam (internationally known as Eid ul-Fitr [EN]), an important Muslim holiday. Paul Goble notes [EN] critical reactions...

Russia: Pictures of Burnt Villages in Volgograd Region

Photoblogger Igor Podgorny posts [RUS] apocalyptic pictures of the burnt fields, forests, and villages in the Volgograd region, that suffered from the second wave of wildfires.

India: No Safeguard Against Misuse Of Law

All laws are misused in India and there are no safeguards against misuse of laws, says Sumanth at Desicritics.

El Salvador: Gangs Paralyze Transportation for 72 Hours

Salvadorian gangs, also known as “Maras” have set a 72-hour curfew, paralyzing public transportation. In her blog, An Unknown Journey with a Known God, Jen Hess shares her experience and...

India: Under-reporting Communal Clashes In Bengal

Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind criticizes the Indian government and the local media for trying to downplay the news of the recent communal clashes in Deganga, West...

Nicaragua: Should More Politicians Join Social Networks?

Emila Persola writes [es] about the use of social networks by Nicaraguan politicians; he says he would like more of them to join Twitter and other social networks. He also...

Peru: Controversy Over Legislative Decree 1097 and Human Rights

The enactment of Legislative Decree 1097 by the Executive led to a wave of criticism; Human Rights advocates claim that members of death squads currently in prison and high-level officials...

South Korea: Number One Suicide Country

Suicide is South Korea's chronic disease- celebrities, businessmen and even the former President is believed to have committed suicide. A study by Korea Statistics shows that the suicide rate has...

Bangladesh: Koran Burning Is Unchristian

Bangladeshi blogger Jerome D'Costa opines that Pastor Terry Jones and the Florida Church's Koran burning program is unchristian and immature and this will adversely affect the Christian minorities across the...

Cuba: Change the Model

Of Fidel Castro's admission during an interview that the Cuban economic model doesn't work, Along the Malecon says: “Most of 11 million Cubans endure great economic hardship because the Cuban...

Bahamas: Cemetery Solution?

Jerome Pinder at Weblog Bahamas proposes a solution to the decaying state of the country's cemeteries: “I would suggest that we put…prisoners on Chain Gangs and have them keep our...

Trinidad & Tobago: Love vs. Hate

KnowTnT.com says of the U.S. pastor who intends to burn the Quran on September 11: “Let us get to the real heart of this matter, which is not about God's...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fear Factor

Crapauds? Cocktail Parties? Lisa Allen-Agostini shares her biggest fear.

Trinidad & Tobago: Same Old

B.C. Pires says that Trinidad and Tobago's Budget Day was “more like Reshuffling the Same Old Pack Day.”

Cuba: Our Lady's Birthday

“Yesterday, many Guantanamo residents and Cubans in general celebrated the nativity of Our Lady of Charity (Caridad del Cobre), the mother and patron saint of Cuba since 1916″: Havana Times...

Jamaica: Dudus’ Date

YardFlex.com and Girl with A Purpose report on alleged drug don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke's next scheduled Manhattan court date.

China: Activist Chen Guangcheng Released after Serving Full Sentence

Barefoot lawyer, Chen Guangcheng is released today (September 9) after serving the four years and three months full sentence. China Human Rights Defenders urged the authorities to stop harassing Chen...

Taiwan Without Petrochemical Industry…

What would have happened had petrochemical industry ceased to exist in Taiwan? The Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economical Affairs has tried hard to convince Taiwanese citizens...

Guinea Bissau: Reconstructing the Puzzle of Colonial War Memory

Collective blog Luis Graça & Camaradas da Guiné [pt] brings together an impressive collection of stories focusing on the experience of the colonial war that lasted from 1963 to 1974....

Cape Verde: Six Cities Become Twenty Four

Net-citizens from Cape Verde have been discussing the recent decision made by the Government to promote eighteen former towns and villages to cities, leading to a total of twenty four....

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