Hong Kong Government Issues Warning to Independence Activists
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Three days after a new political party said it would campaign for independence for the former British colony, Hong Kong’s government on Wednesday warned it would take action against "any suggestion" that the city should go it alone. In an unprecedented statement given the semi-autonomous city’s traditional freedoms of speech and association, the Special Administrative […]

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Myanmar Swears in First Civilian President in More Than 50 Years
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Htin Kyaw was sworn in on Wednesday as Myanmar’s first civilian president in more than a half-century, telling lawmakers that he will work for a democratic constitution based on a federal union in keeping with the ambition of his National League for Democracy (NLD) party. The new government will implement peace and national reconciliation, pursue […]

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Vietnam Jails Blogger, 3 Land Activists for ‘Anti-State Propaganda’
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In what appears to be part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent in Vietnam, four people were given stiff prison sentences Wednesday for anti-government speech. The Ho Chi Minh City people’s court sentenced blogger Nguyen Ngoc Gia to a four-year prison term with another three years on probation for carrying out "propaganda against the state" […]

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Search for alien signals expands to 20,000 star systems
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Miami (AFP) – The search for radio signals from alien worlds is expanding to 20,000 star systems that were previously considered poor targets for intelligent extraterrestrial life, US researchers said Wednesday. New scientific data has led the SETI Institute to believe systems orbiting red dwarfs — dim, long-lived stars that are on average billions of […]

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Kenyan Police Seize Ivory Headed to Thailand
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Nairobi,Mar 30 (Prensa Latina)Kenyan police have seized ivory worth $63,000 US dollars concealed in a cargo of gem stones at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The cargo was in transit from Mozambique to Thailand, Airports Director of Criminal Investigations Joseph Ngisa said. "No one has been arrested and we have launched investigations to establish […]

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Harrowing Tales Of Nazi Persecution Uncovered
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First-hand accounts of the horrors suffered by British victims of Nazi persecution have been made available to the public for the first time. Harrowing tales of "rampant" cannibalism and "jungle law" in Nazi concentration camps have been uncovered in hundreds of records released by the National Archives. Some 900 applications for compensation, filed by the […]

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Thai researchers to cure blind walking cave fish
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A blind fish is administered local anaesthesia just before cataract surgery. The world is still reeling from the recent discovery of a blind walking cave fish in the western Thai province of Kanchanaburi. The fish, dubbed Cryptotora Thamicola, is extremely rare as it can walk like a four-legged creature. Its movements are similar to early […]

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India Flyover Collapse: 10 Dead And 150 Trapped
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Rescuers are frantically trying to save many people still trapped beneath the steel and concrete wreckage. http://news.sky.com/story/1670139/in…nd-150-trapped At least 10 people have been killed and 150 feared trapped after a partially built flyover collapsed in the Indian city of Kolkata, according to police. Witnesses say rescuers are using their bare hands to try to save […]

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