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  1. "Even Fox News is outraged at Boehner and Netanyahu's plan to undermine Obama"Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler

    Funny, I dont recall Fox News or anyone else getting their panties in a bunch when that classless, brainless waste of space they have the chutzpah to call a "President" came here and took a dump on OUR Prime Minister. Lost in the shuffle of Obama's immigration diktat and his sham of a farce of a travesty of a climate agreement with China was his speech about climate change in Canberra, Australia, where Obama went out of his way to insult Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.


  2. Far-flung Myanmar is a land of contradictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    It is strange how some of the world's most retrograde authoritarian states end up being inadvertent conservators of both their country's architectural heritage and vast tracts of wild, unspoiled nature. Of course, it was not their leaders' intention to distinguish themselves as environmentalists or conservationists, but by failing to develop viable economic engines, they nonetheless had this providential effect.


  3. U Soe Si of the YCDC gets into the spirit.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Weekend visitors to Yangon's Maha Bandoola Park can hardly fail to have noticed the arrival of a colorful crew of performers who have been providing plenty of laughs and entertainment ahead of the city's first international juggling festival next month. Keeping three balls or other items in the air by hand is something everyone can try.


  4. Seniors find a common love for photographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Star Online

    THE desert can be a mesmerising place with its vastness and shifting sand dunes. The Badain Jaran Desert, the third largest desert in China, is a favourite tourist destination.


  5. Grandmother Lives On Cruise Ship For $164,000 A Year, Sails Through Golden Years BeautifullyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Switched

    Wachtstetter and her husband were big cruise fans so she took a dying request to heart. "The day before my husband died of cancer in 1997, he told me, 'Don't stop cruising.'


  6. UN condemns 'sexist' Buddhist monk who called envoy 'bitch'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 |

    Brian Jackson, General Manager for Planning and Development for the City of Vancouver discusses the plan of a 26-storey Waterfront Tower proposal east of Waterfront Station. Ultranationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu speaks during a rally to protest against a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly calling on Myanmar to grant citizenship to Rohingya, in Yangon, Myanmar Jan. 16, 2015.


  7. Myanmar to look into monk 'whore' slur after UN reproachRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Straits Times

    Wirathu , Buddhist monk and leader of the 969 movement, takes part in protest against visiting United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, in Yangon Jan 16, 2015. Myanmar on Thursday said it would look into incendiary comments by the country's most notorious hardline monk who branded a UN envoy a "whore" after strong condemnation from the United Nation's, but indicated it was unlikely to act against the cleric.


  8. UN rights chief condemns sexist language used by Myanmar monk to attack envoyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | South China Morning Post

    Outspoken monk Wirathu called UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee a 'bitch' and a 'whore' during a speech against Rohingya recognition at a public rally in Yangon Buddhist monk Wirathu attacks UN calls for Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingyas during a rally in Yangon last week. Photo: EPA The United Nations' human rights chief urged Myanmar's leaders to condemn an ultranationalist Buddhist monk who called a visiting UN envoy a "bitch" and a "whore" during a public rally last week.


  9. UN criticizes sexist language used by Myanmar monkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Washington Post

    YANGON, Myanmar - The United Nations' human rights chief has urged Myanmar's leaders to protest sexist language used by an infamous ultranationalist Buddhist monk who - during a public rally last week - called a visiting UN envoy a "bitch" and a "whore." Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the language used by Wirathu during Yanghee Lee's 10-day trip to the country was "utterly unacceptable."


  10. Solar Impulse and Partners unveil route of their first round-the-world solar flight attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | AME Info

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  11. Myanmar's policies criticisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Star Online

    YANGON: A senior US diplomat criticised Myanmar's policies which impose severe restrictions on the Muslim Rohingya community in Rakhine, saying they "oppress" people in the strife-torn state. Violence between Buddhists and the Muslim minority community tore through the western state in 2012, leaving over 200 people dead and sparkling outbreaks of religious violence across the country that have overshadowed its demo cratic transition.


  12. First solar round-the-world flight will take 5 months, stop in 12 citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Mashable

    The team preparing for the first round-the-world solar plane flight announced the route they plan to take, which will bring a cutting-edge aircraft to cities from Muscat, Oman, to New York. The Swiss cofounders and pilots of Solar Impulse 2, Bertrand Piccard and AndrA Borschberg, said at an event in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday that they plan to begin the flight from Abu Dhabi at the end of February or beginning of March.


  13. Myanmar policies behind Rakhine 'oppression': US envoyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Peninsula

    A senior US diplomat Tuesday criticised Myanmar's policies which impose severe restrictions on the Muslim Rohingya community in Rakhine, saying they "oppress" people in the strife-torn state.


  14. Foreign language skills a key need for surging tourismRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 18 | The Nation

    Many falsely claim that tourism is the world's largest industry. It is not, but it is the world's largest service sector industry.


  15. Belmond expanding business in AseanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | The Nation

    Yann Guezennec, left, and Jean-Christophe Moreaux introduce the new Belmond corporate identity last week, when they announced that the group plans to expand its business in Thailand and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Belmond, the global high-end hotel operator and adventure-travel company, is expanding its business in Southeast Asia, showing confidence in the Myanmar and Thai markets by including several new hotels in the former and a first property in Bangkok among its plans.


  16. US warns Myanmar over growing religious tensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Vallejo News

    Myanmar Buddhist monks participates in a protest against visiting UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee in Yangon on January 16, 2014 A top American diplomat Friday decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was "playing with fire" in a crunch election year for the former junta-run country. His comments came as hundreds of monks staged a rally in Yangon blasting the United Nations for perceived bias towards Rohingya Muslims, in the latest show of strength for Buddhist nationalists.


  17. Burma cruise: a maiden voyage that reveals how the nation is changingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | The Independent

    Harriet O'Brien is a travel writer and award-winning author. Her first book Forgotten Land, a rediscovery of Burma was published just before she joined The Independent, her second Queen Emma and Vikings, a few years after she left.


  18. North Korea pushes Myanmar to seize pirated versio...Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    The provocative comedy that triggered a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures made an unprecedented online debut after hacker threats prevented its wide release on Christmas Day. The English-language web site of The Irrawaddy newspaper said the embassy had urged "proper action" by the government to immediately halt the copying, distribution and sale of the film in Yangon.


  19. Legends brought to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Bangkok Post

    The ancient city of Bagan, located right in the centre of Myanmar, is one of the most visited sites in the country. Its 2,000 temples, dating as far back as 900 years, are a photographer's dream, especially viewed during the magical moments of sunrise and sunset, framed by the Ayeyarwaddy River and the mountains in the background.


  20. Myanmar Accused of Cracking Down on US Movie for N. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Big News

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