Exploiting Burma’s poverty cycle to create vigilante groups

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Exploiting Burma’s poverty cycle to create vigilante groups

By Fri, Mar 06, 2015 7:09PM UTC View Comments

Among the crowds of students and riot police that clashed in downtown Yangon on March 5 were groups of men (including what appeared to be teenagers) sporting red armbands emblazoned with the word “Duty”, and who aided several baton charges at protestors. AFP quoted one witness as saying: “The authorities said they would give the protesters 30 minutes to disperse … But after 20 minutes, about a hundred people with red armbands attacked them. Some activists were arrested after they were beaten."...

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Website reignites Japan-China friction over disputed islands

By Fri, Mar 06, 2015 11:45AM UTC View Comments

After Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe frostily shook hands last November, relations between the world’s second and third largest economies seemed to be improving. However, a recent exchange of comments over the launch of the English and Japanese versions of a website detailing China’s claim over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands suggests that tensions remain very much alive....

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By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 9:37AM UTC View Comments

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By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 8:24PM UTC View Comments

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