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27 June 2011

Stories from 27 June 2011

Video: Celebrating the Solstice

The celebrations for Summer and Winter Solstices were full of lanterns, dances, flowers and bonfires. Lets tour around the world to check out the different celebrations: Solstice at Stonehenge, Feast...

India: Mumbai In Monochrome

Sri Lanka: China Investing In Land

Sri Lanka: Candle Light Vigil For Tamil War Victims

Azerbaijan: Bakhtiyar Hajiyev Video Campaign

Macedonia: New Parliament Assembles, Cements Election Victory for “Big Fish”

The newly-elected Macedonian Parliament held its initial session on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Its composition promises “more of the same” kind of politicking from the last few years.

Argentina: River Plate Football Club Relegated to Second Division

River Plate, one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in Argentina and in the world suffered one of its worse defeats recently: on June 26 it tied with...

Cuba: Women in the Cuban Blogosphere

Introducing Brunei's Most Popular Blogger

Meet RanoAdidas, Brunei's most popular blogger. His success as a blogger was recently celebrated even by the mainstream media. He proved that blogging is not only a potential source of...

Haiti: BBBC Benefits in Question

Thailand: ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Thais will troop to the polls next week and although the opposition is leading in some surveys, there is still no certainty of any group clinching a landslide victory. Unusually,...

Cuba: Hunger Striker to Leave Island

Trinidad & Tobago: Progress for Gay Rights

Mauritania: Ending Slavery in Mauritania

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Buju's Prison

Egypt: Commemorating the Struggle Against Systematic Torture

As the world marked the International Day against Torture that falls on June 26, eyes were on Egypt where the struggle against citizen abuse has been particularly significant.

Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Racist Comments?

Bermuda: Position on Same-Sex Unions

Jamaica: Call for End to Anti-Gay Violence

Guatemala: What can you eat with one dollar?