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14 August 2011

Stories from 14 August 2011

Philippines: Uproar over Sorry State of Manila Zoo

The sorry state of Manila Zoo caused a stir among Filipino netizens after photos were posted online resulting in the rise of the keywords “Manila Zoo” as a popular trending...

Colombia: The FTA With the United States From the Blogosphere

With the pact signed in Washington to increase the debt ceiling, the United States Congressional leaders returned to the topic of the free trade agreement (FTA) with Panama, South Korea...

Pakistan: Netizens Protest Moral Policing On Art Curator

A few days ago police stormed into Nairang Art Gallery in Lahore. The raid was carried out on the pretext that the female curator of the gallery was wearing a...

Russia: Moscow Calls for Limited OSCE Election Observation

The Democratist argues that the OSCE should not bulge to Russian demands to limit the number of election observers for the December 2011 parliamentary elections in the country.

Russia-Georgia-US: Versions of War

Eugene Ivanov of The Ivanov Report – on the third anniversary of the 2008 Russo-Georgian war – argues that US demands that Georgia should control its entire territory to become...

US-Russia: Reset in the Balance

Gordon Hahn of Russia: Other Points of View provides perspective to the gradual decay of US Russia reset policy against the background of the 2008 Russo-Georgian war and increasing political...

Russia: Prokhorov Launches Pravoe Delo Pre-election Campaign

Kevin Rothrock of A Good Treaty presents an extensive analysis on billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov and his Kremlin-close opposition party Pravoe Delo [ru], as the party joins an intensifying campaign to...

China Model in Two Different Cities

In the past few years, the term "China Model" has been widely discussed among intellectuals in China, and is now slowly spreading to other developing countries in Asia, Latin America...

Iran: Ahmadinejad & Asad united in an animation

Here is an animation in You Tube showing Bashar Asad and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came together to repress Syrian and Iranian people. Watch more in Wikisham.

Armenia: Welcome to Turkey

One Hell of a Ride posts an update on its motorcycle trip from Armenia across Turkey. The blogger has now entered the country from Georgia and says that Georgian police...

Armenia: Biking and Tweeting through Turkey

One Hell of a Ride, an Armenian Biker's blog, says that it is travelling across neighbouring Turkey on a motorcycle. The journey will cover over 4,500 kilometers and take in...

Japan: Indie service GoogleSatTrack used by NASA

Isana Kashiwai, developer of GoogleSatTrack, is astounded [ja] to see his software being used in NASA's Mission Control Center. He had happened to be watching the Atlantis return to Earth...

China: Large NIMBY Protest Erupts in Dalian

A Sunday morning sit-in protest in downtown Dalian, Liaoning province, against a chemical factory located in the city turned into a large-scale procession through the streets. Police were out in...

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