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4 November 2009

Daily archive · 6 posts

Stories from 4 November 2009

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Latin America: The Rapid Spread of Desertification

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Desertification is silently but rapidly spreading around the world and Latin America is not escaping its devastating effects. While deserts are natural formations, desertification is a process of degradation of...

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Morocco: Touring the Moroccan Foodscape

Ask anyone who's never been what they know about Morocco, and it's likely that one of the first words out of their mouth will be "couscous." The seminal Moroccan dish...

Pakistan: South Waziristan- A Different Exodus

The operation against the Taliban in South Waziristan has triggered a wave of retaliations by the Taliban and has forced over 120,000 locals to flee from their houses. Bloggers discuss...

Thailand: Inside a Bangkok prison

Gary Graeme Jones is a prisoner in Bang Kwang Prison, Thailand’s high security prison for men. Gary’s letters and reports are published on a blog by his supporters. This blog...

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Japan: Debating the fate of Shimokitazawa

Tokyo's neighborhood of Shimokitazawa is well-known for its complicated spaghetti-like web of shop-lined streets, train tracks and back alleyways, but that web may be in for a big change. Plans...

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China: Made-in-China Snow

This past Sunday on Nov. 1, Beijing saw its earliest snowfall in 22 years. The sudden change in weather, which blanketed the entire city in snow, surprised many residents. But...

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