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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Human trafficking: Myanmar blacklisted, Thai rank rappedUS Secretary of State John Kerry introduced the 2016 report late Tuesday (Thail
Human trafficking: Myanmar blacklisted, Thai rank rapped
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 11 minutes ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry introduced the 2016 report late Tuesday (Thailand time). (EPA photo) WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday blacklisted eight more countries for failing to combat human trafficking, including fledgling democracy... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
US human trafficking report blacklists MyanmarAnnouncing the release of the State Department's annual human trafficking repor
US human trafficking report blacklists Myanmar
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted an hour ago
Announcing the release of the State Department's annual human trafficking report, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted the rankings were based on objective criteria, and not political favor. But activists, while welcoming the designation of... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US human trafficking report blacklists MyanmarWASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday blacklisted eight more countries for
US human trafficking report blacklists Myanmar
Channel NewsAsia / Posted an hour ago
WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday blacklisted eight more countries for failing to combat human trafficking, including fledgling democracy Myanmar, but was criticised for taking an easier line on Thailand. Announcing the release of the State... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
US adds 8 countries to human trafficking blacklistWashington - The United States released its annual human trafficking report on
US adds 8 countries to human trafficking blacklist
News 24 South Africa / Posted 3 hours ago
Washington - The United States released its annual human trafficking report on Thursday and added eight countries, including Uzbekistan and fledgling democracy Myanmar, to the blacklist of those not doing enough to halt it. Djibouti, Haiti, Papua... Read more
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DW
Myanmar, Uzbekistan among countries downgraded in annual US human trafficking report |US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday introduced the report, which liste
Myanmar, Uzbekistan among countries downgraded in annual US human trafficking report |
DW / Posted 3 hours ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday introduced the report, which listed countries around the world not doing enough to halt modern-day slavery. "It's outrageous that even today, the magnitude of the human trafficking challenge cannot be... Read more
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The Hindu
A gentle rebelOn Tuesday evening, hours after the death of Isak Swu, Nagas took to the street
A gentle rebel
The Hindu / Posted 5 hours ago
On Tuesday evening, hours after the death of Isak Swu, Nagas took to the streets and held candlelight vigils in many districts in Nagaland as well as Manipur. For the rest of the world, Isak Chishi Swu may have been the leader of an insurgent group... Read more
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Aljazeera
Myanmar: Hydropower and the cost of lifePaunglaung village, Myanmar - The Upper Paunglaung Dam sits nestled in the hill
Myanmar: Hydropower and the cost of life
Aljazeera / Posted 9 hours ago
Paunglaung village, Myanmar - The Upper Paunglaung Dam sits nestled in the hills that mark the border of southern Shan State, a winding four-hour drive southeast of Naypyidaw. Small villages once dotted valleys that are now submerged beneath the vast... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Brexit - It's the Worst Possible Time to QuitThe United Kingdom's referendum last week, on the decision to leave the Europea
Brexit - It's the Worst Possible Time to Quit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
The United Kingdom's referendum last week, on the decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves throughout the world. UK voters made their voices heard and what followed was a weakened Pound, and British Prime Minister David Cameron announcing... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
US to downgrade Burma in annual human trafficking reportTHE U.S. will downgrade Burma (Myanmar) to the category reserved for the world’
US to downgrade Burma in annual human trafficking report
Asian Correspondent / Posted 2 days ago
THE U.S. will downgrade Burma (Myanmar) to the category reserved for the world’s worst perpetrators of human trafficking in the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, which will be released this Thursday. According to Reuters, the U.S.... Read more
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dna
US to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking reportThe United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global list of worst offe
US to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking report
dna / Posted 2 days ago
The United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking, officials said. This is a move aimed at prodding the country's new democratically elected government and its still-powerful military to do more... Read more
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dna
Why Ali’s words should matter to the subcontinentWhen the American Black resistance icon, champion boxer Muhammad Ali died on Ju
Why Ali’s words should matter to the subcontinent
dna / Posted 2 days ago
When the American Black resistance icon, champion boxer Muhammad Ali died on June 3, 2016, there were condolences pouring in from across the world, including from certain sections of the citizens of the Indian Union. Many remembered his defiant... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking reportA boy walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally
U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking report
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
A boy walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe, Myanmar May 3, 2016. WASHINGTON/YANGON The United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking reportWASHINGTON/YANGON: The United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global
US to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking report
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON/YANGON: The United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking, officials said, a move aimed at prodding the country’s new democratically elected government and its still-powerful military... Read more
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The Star
U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking reportWASHINGTON/YANGON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to place Myanmar on
U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking report
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON/YANGON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking, officials said, a move aimed at prodding the country’s new democratically elected government and its... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Burma: Angry Buddhist mob attacks Muslim man, destroys village mosqueIN the first flare-up between the Buddhist and Muslim communities since the new
Burma: Angry Buddhist mob attacks Muslim man, destroys village mosque
Asian Correspondent / Posted 3 days ago
IN the first flare-up between the Buddhist and Muslim communities since the new government was sworn in, a mob of over 200 Buddhists stormed a village in central Burma (Myanmar), assaulting a Muslim man, pillaging his home, and destroying a mosque in... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Haunting photos capture 'apartheid-like' struggle of stateless RohingyaNowhere People Photo:Nur, aged seven, is paid less than $1 a day to haul mud a
Haunting photos capture 'apartheid-like' struggle of stateless Rohingya
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
Nowhere People Photo:Nur, aged seven, is paid less than $1 a day to haul mud at a worksite with other Rohingya men near one of the camps for internally displaced persons. Rohingya feel an entire generation of children will not have access to schools... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
A part of Myanmar's tapestryEven with the civilian government, the military is still untouchable in Myanmar
A part of Myanmar's tapestry
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
Even with the civilian government, the military is still untouchable in Myanmar -- at least in the movies. Last week state censorship banned the film Twilight Over Burma: My Life As A Shan Princess, an Austrian production about the real-life Austrian... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Landmark Ruling Allows Apartheid Victims to Sue MultinationalsIn one of the most significant legal rulings in the post-apartheid history of S
Landmark Ruling Allows Apartheid Victims to Sue Multinationals
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
In one of the most significant legal rulings in the post-apartheid history of South Africa, victims of apartheid have finally received the green light from a US judge to sue multinational corporations that knowingly aided and abetted the regime. The... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Junta muzzles media, activists on Rohingya issue during Suu Kyi’s visit to ThailandTHE junta has cracked down on attempts by media and activists to put the spotli
Junta muzzles media, activists on Rohingya issue during Suu Kyi’s visit to Thailand
Asian Correspondent / Posted 7 days ago
THE junta has cracked down on attempts by media and activists to put the spotlight on the plight of the Rohingya minority in Burma (Myanmar) during Aung San Suu Kyi’s highly-publicized official visit to Thailand. Authorities forced the cancellation... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Prayut supports delayed refugee returnVictims of the military dictators of Burma, tens of thousands of refugees have
Prayut supports delayed refugee return
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 7 days ago
Victims of the military dictators of Burma, tens of thousands of refugees have fled Myanmar and live in camps such as this Karen enclave in Ratchaburi province. (Photo courtesy UNHCR) Myanmar should be given more time to prepare to take back... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Aung San Suu Kyi bans use of Rohingya nameBurma leader for oppressed Muslims Burma leader Aung San Suu Kyi has banned o
Aung San Suu Kyi bans use of Rohingya name
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
Burma leader for oppressed Muslims Burma leader Aung San Suu Kyi has banned officials from using oppressed Muslims' communal name, Rohingya, in an attempt to ease tensions between the country's majority... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
UN rights chief urges Suu Kyi’s govt to end discrimination against RohingyaBURMA’S new government has been urged to end discrimination and human rights vi
UN rights chief urges Suu Kyi’s govt to end discrimination against Rohingya
Asian Correspondent / Posted 9 days ago
BURMA’S new government has been urged to end discrimination and human rights violations against the Rohingya Muslims and other minorities by the U.N. human rights chief in a report released on Monday. Zeid Ra-ad al-Hussein, the U.N. High... Read more
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Business Insider
Some oil shipping rigs are 'blatant examples of modern day slavery'The words "slavery" and "oil", when used together, are usually reserved for use
Some oil shipping rigs are 'blatant examples of modern day slavery'
Business Insider / Posted 9 days ago
The words "slavery" and "oil", when used together, are usually reserved for use in the context of palm oil, but the offshore oil and gas industry isn't immune to modern-day slavery-as evidenced by the detention of a BP-charted offshore oil supply... Read more
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Breitbart
‘The Man in the High Castle’: Facilitating China’s Information WarNobody does genocide like China. In the 20th Century Genocide Olympics, Nazis t
‘The Man in the High Castle’: Facilitating China’s Information War
Breitbart / Posted 11 days ago
Nobody does genocide like China. In the 20th Century Genocide Olympics, Nazis took the bronze, Soviets took the silver, and Chinese Communists took the gold. Day by day, China emerges as a threat to its own people, its neighbors, and to Japan and... Read more
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CNN
Iran: UK-Iranian attempted to overthrow governmentZaghari-Ratcliffe -- a project coordinator with the Thomson Reuters Foundation,
Iran: UK-Iranian attempted to overthrow government
CNN / Posted 14 days ago
Zaghari-Ratcliffe -- a project coordinator with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a charitable arm of the international news outlet Thomson Reuters, which supports independent journalism -- has been unable to visit her daughter or access a lawyer since... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Myanmar scraps screening of film critical of military's pastYANGON: The abrupt cancellation of the screening of a film critical of Myanmar'
Myanmar scraps screening of film critical of military's past
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
YANGON: The abrupt cancellation of the screening of a film critical of Myanmar's military has exposed sensitivities over portrayal of the army as the country deals with the legacy of 49 years of harsh military rule. "Twilight Over Burma: My Life as... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
One year on from Rohingya boat crisis: Human rights groups call for actionyear anniversary of the disastrous Andaman Sea migrant boat crisis. However, on
One year on from Rohingya boat crisis: Human rights groups call for action
Asian Correspondent / Posted 21 days ago
year anniversary of the disastrous Andaman Sea migrant boat crisis. However, one year on, it appears not much has changed in terms of resolution. Following the events that took place last year, national and international human rights organizations... Read more
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Aliran Online
The Rohingya: Who are they? Why are they in Malaysia?The solution to the plight of the long-suffering stateless Rohingya is plain an
The Rohingya: Who are they? Why are they in Malaysia?
Aliran Online / Posted 22 days ago
The solution to the plight of the long-suffering stateless Rohingya is plain and simple, writes Francis Loh. There have been several newspaper reports about the Rohingya over the past months. The Star caried three news items about the Rohingyas on... Read more
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Eu Business
EU strategy to support Myanmar reform — EUbusiness.comThe Joint Communication looks at how best to work with all stakeholders towards
EU strategy to support Myanmar reform — EUbusiness.com
Eu Business / Posted 27 days ago
The Joint Communication looks at how best to work with all stakeholders towards consolidating democracy, creating lasting peace, bringing equitable development and social justice in alignment with the priorities of the government and the aspirations... Read more
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The Mercury News
Fremont native's latest world stop is as ambassador to BurmaWhen he was a senior at Mission San Jose High School in 1976, Scot Marciel didn
Fremont native's latest world stop is as ambassador to Burma
The Mercury News / Posted 28 days ago
When he was a senior at Mission San Jose High School in 1976, Scot Marciel didn't care much to see the world. "I think I knew I wanted to go to college," he said. "That's about it." Today, Marciel is the U.S. Ambassador to Burma, a wide ocean away... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Global Slavery Index: Almost 5% of North Koreans are enslavedNORTH KOREA, home to a population of over 25.1 million people, has the highest
Global Slavery Index: Almost 5% of North Koreans are enslaved
Asian Correspondent / Posted 29 days ago
NORTH KOREA, home to a population of over 25.1 million people, has the highest incidence of modern slavery, with approximately 4.37 percent of its people enslaved, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index. It is also the country with the weakest... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
When religion becomes evilThe Rev. Franklin Graham (son of Billy Graham) stated recently that "Islam is n
When religion becomes evil
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 1 months ago
The Rev. Franklin Graham (son of Billy Graham) stated recently that "Islam is not a religion of peace, and there's nothing in its history that gives proof to peace." Islam "is a very violent form of faith." The good reverend is correct, as the... Read more

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