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Breaking News: Bush Ducks Shoes

It was an incident that lasted a mere 12 seconds. But as soon as bloggers the world over watched Muntadar Al Zeidi throw not one, but both his shoes, at US President George W Bush in a Press conference held in Iraq today, reactions - several in 140 characters or less in the Twittersphere - spread faster than you could say ‘footwear’ … twice.

Southeast Asia celebrates Obama’s victory

Southeast Asian bloggers are celebrating the victory of President-elect Barack Obama. In fact, Obama's election success has led many bloggers in the region to reflect about the need for change in their local politics.

Asia: On history and hope

Just hours after Barack Obama was named President-Elect, bloggers across the Pacific began recording their thoughts on the historic victory. Hoa Quach reviews blogs from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Debating the mystical significance of the 44th President

For many, the number four is merely a numeral after three and before five. For those following certain Far Eastern practices, the number four and eight carries heavy significance. What happens when someone born 08/04/61 becomes the 44th President on 11/04/08?

The view from the Pacific (and its environs)

As the first results come in, what are people living in Oceania and Asia thinking about the election? John Liebhardt brings us the latest reactions from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Philippines.

Filipino Bloggers: Antidote to ‘Election Addiction’ is Reality Check

An overwhelming majority of non-Americans are asking, “What’s next?” now that the US presidential campaign comes to an end this week. Blogs from around the world are asking the same question. However, Filipino bloggers this week have been more active than usual now that the “soap opera” they’ve been religiously following is about to have its climatic conclusion.

Bloggers Weigh in on Voting Irregularities

With Election Day just less two weeks away and early voting booths opening, issues surrounding the validity of the different ways to vote have arisen. Hoa Quach reviews blogs on this matter.

Today's Faves: A Palin Shoe Fetish, Optimistic Times, and “The Scary Arabs”

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. Today, Jillian York takes a look at a Jordanian blogger vehemently defending Arabs, a Filipina who loves Obama, and a Moroccan who doesn't get what all the love of Sarah Palin's shoes is about.

Southeast Asia: Views on U.S. elections and politics

U.S. elections matter to many people in Southeast Asia. Both U.S. presidential candidates are popular in the region. McCain was a former Navy pilot during the Vietnam War while a very young Obama lived in Jakarta for five years.

Debate Watch: The Global Twittersphere Favors Biden

Throughout the campaign thus far, Voices without Votes has been keeping an eye on the Twittersphere. Last week, we followed our global Tweeps (that's Twitterspeak for “friends”) as they commented...