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19 August 2011

Stories from 19 August 2011

Bangladesh, India: Comparison Of The Two Bengals

India: Should Telangana Be A Separate State?

Sri Lanka: The Return Of The Grease Devils

In many rural areas of Sri Lanka the mythical figure of the Grease Yaka (Grease Devil) is being blamed for nighttime assaults on women and thefts/robberies. A number of suspects...

Uganda: Ugandans Take Fight to Save a Rainforest to Internet

The Mabira Forest is found in central Uganda near the capital Kampala. It’s one of the few natural rain forests that remain after years of degradation. Ugandans are fighting their...

U.S.V.I.: Saying “No” to Plastic Bags

Trinidad & Tobago: Honouring Andre Tanker

Barbados: New CJ Appointed

Jamaica: Technology & Business

Curaçao: “The re-enslavement of Tula”

History of China in 3½ Minutes

Russia: Bloggers Remember 20th Anniversary of August Coup

RuNet Echo

On August 19, Russians commemorate 20 years since the "August Putsch," a failed coup d'etat conducted by a number of KGB officers and military units who were opposed to Gorbachev's...

Japan: Web, Social Games, and Mobile

Kyrgyzstan: Bloggers Take a Stand Against Manas-pulation

As Kyrgyzstan prepares for its 20th anniversary of independence and subsequent presidential elections, its legendary warrior king Manas is becoming more and more real by the day. Bloggers discuss the...

Costa Rica: Slut Walk Reactions, Religion and Women's Rights

Last Sunday 14 August, 2011, the Costa Rican Slut Walk took place in the capital city of San Jose causing both a media and religious backlash due to allegedly violent...

Ukraine: Sergiy Tigipko to Become PM in 2012-14?

Russia: Ex-UK Ambassador's Diary of 5 Days in August 1991