Is That Real Cange In Myanmar/Burma?

Why should Hillary Clinton go to Myanmar? The short answer is to encourage the best chance at real political change in a country that effectively cloistered itself under harsh military rule for nearly five decades. Myanmar, or Burma, has been the virtual political ball and chain of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which it joined in 1997. Secretary Clinton plans to visit on December 1–2, becoming the first U.S. secretary of state to do so since John Foster Dulles 50 years ago.

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Two Years Marriage Contract

Mexico city lawmakers want to help newlyweds avoid the hassle of divorce by giving them an easy exit strategy: temporary marriage licenses.

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World’s first “Fat Tax” imposed in Denmark

According to Danish official news, Denmark on Saturday became the first country in the world to impose a fat tax after a week in which consumers hoarded butter, pizza, meat and milk to avoid the immediate effects. “We have had to stock up with tonnes of butter and margarine in order to be able to supply outlets,” Soeren Joergensen of Arla Distribution said.

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Global Economy Still In Dangerous

WASHINGTON: Portraying a gloomy outlook for the global economy, International Monetary Fund (IMF) today said that it is in a dangerous phase as business activity has weakened and confidence has fallen sharply. 

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Nutrition pills made from organs of dead infants in China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEIJING: China is rocked by reports that a Chinese hospital sold dead infants and placenta to an underground factory to manufacture nutrition pills available in South Korea, prompting officials here to order a probe.

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* Norway Joins Fight for Children’s Education Rights

Oslo: Norway Post reports that the Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik will take part in a new international panel that will fight for children’s education in poor countries.

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Exceptional Courage in pursuit of Human Rights

 

 

SYDNEY: According to AFP reports,  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was Wednesday awarded the SydneyPeace Foundation’s top honour for “exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights”, joining the likes of Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.

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