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Reaction: Dureza is right for wrong reasons

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 9:13AM UTC

Top Mindanao bureaucrat Jesus Dureza was right when he cited the power and the mining sectors as among the pivotal industries that will fuel the island’s economy. But for some wrong reasons. Mindanao’s rich mineral resources should not be a reason to attract foreign investment. Rather, it should be the cause

Thailand’s Red Shirts stage new protest in Bangkok

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 8:23AM UTC

Several hundred Red Shirt protesters defied a state of emergency in the Thai capital to stage a symbolic protest Sunday, with hundreds of people sprawling on the ground and chanting, “People died here!” The demonstration at the city’s Democracy Monument was peaceful, but it was the latest sign of simmering

8 more protesters killed in Indian Kashmir

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 8:17AM UTC

Four people were gunned down Sunday by security forces who opened fire on thousands of protesters and another four civilians were killed in a blast at a police station, bringing the death toll from weeks of clashes in increasingly violent Indian Kashmir to 31. The explosion happened after the police

Forsaken lives: Abortion ban in Philippines spawns human-rights abuses

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 7:09AM UTC

The Center for Reproductive Rights, based in New York, has released a report, titled Forsaken Lives, that puts abortion and the fact that it is illegal in the Philippines in a different light. By outlawing abortion, the Philippine government pushed it underground, thus making it mostly unsafe. As a result,

Diplomatic immunity comes in handy to foreign envoys in Hong Kong

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 7:00AM UTC

Ever remember the case of Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe leader Rubert Mugabe, embracing the headlines last year for assaulting a photographer? Fortunately for her as wife of a president, she was saved from prosecution, thanks to the diplomatic immunity she and other people of the same stature possess.

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