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  1. aristotle

    Controversial Sikh Basketball Players Forced To Play Without Turbans At FIBA Asia Cup

    The most recent headgear controversy in athletics concerns a sport that may surprise you: basketball. Last Saturday night at the FIBA Asia Cup, India had to start its game against Japan minus two of its top players, 6-foot-11 Amrit Pal Singh and 6-foot-8 Amjyot Singh. Minutes before the...
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    General 1 In 10 Men In Asia Pacific Has Raped An Unknown Woman, Finds Study

    LONDON: In a new study to be announced on Tuesday by the British medical journal The Lancet, a survey of more than 10,000 men in Asia Pacific region has found that over 1 in 10 men report having raped a woman who was not their partner. The number rose tremendously when rape of a partner was...
  3. spnadmin

    Nature Africa Will Starve And Asia Will Drown In 30 Years Due To Climate Change

    There are two articles starting the thread. The first is a synopsis of climate change impact on developing countries predicted by the World Bank. The second article gives some background on the report itself, summarizing the agricultural data the World Bank analyzed. About the image: Immature...
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    Controversial Slavery In South Asia

    https://www.freetheslaves.net/SSLPage.aspx?pid=679 http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1932723,00.html
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    India Indian Bureaucrats Have 'terrific Powers', Rated Worst In Asia

    Indian bureaucrats have 'terrific powers', rated worst in Asia PTI | Jan 11, 2012, 06.26PM IST Indian bureaucracy is the worst in Asia with a 9.21 rating out of 10, according to a report by a prestigious consulting firm based in Hong Kong. SINGAPORE: Indian bureaucracy is the worst in...
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    USA What's The United States Up To In Asia?

    What's the United States Up To in Asia? Posted By Stephen M. WaltFriday, November 18, 2011 - 2:12 PM If you've been paying attention -- and maybe even if you haven't -- you'll have noticed that U.S. strategic attention is shifting toward Asia. The United States has already moved the...
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    USA China On Edge: Obama Looks East, Expands American Presence In Asia

    CHINA ON EDGE Obama Looks East, Expands American Presence In Asia By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN 11/17/11 10:03 AM ET BEIJING -- While Beijing's public response to President Barack Obama's more muscular China policy has been muted, behind the scenes the U.S. president's sudden moves to...
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    Asia's Shortage Of Brides Stirs Social Upheaval Around Region

    Asia's shortage of brides stirs social upheaval around region Fewer girl babies and educated women who resist marriage are altering societies By Jonathan Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun - October 31, 2011 As the world's population passes seven billion, there is growing unease in Asia about the social...
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    Pacific Singapore To Host South Asia Diaspora Convention

    A highlight is the likely presentation of perspectives by thought leaders from Japan, S. Korea, China The South Asian Diaspora Convention, programmed from July 21 to 23 here, will be “the first of its kind anywhere in the world.” Pleased at this prospect, Gopinath Pillai, Chairman of the...
  10. Archived_Member16

    World Infanticide, Abortion Responsible For 60 Million Girls Missing In Asia

    June 13, 2007 Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing in Asia Wednesday, June 13, 2007 By Sherry Karabin FOX NEWS There is a little-known battle for survival going in some parts of the world. Those at risk are baby girls, and the casualties are in the...
  11. spnadmin

    Pacific Asia's New Arms Race

    Forwarded by Tejwant Singh ji Malik At Mazagon Dock near the southern tip of Mumbai, hidden behind high concrete walls, hundreds of Indian workers are putting the finishing touches on the hulls of two 217-foot Scorpène-class attack submarines, the first of six slated to be built over the next...
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    Islam Asia Bibi And Pakistan's Selective Persecution

    Havovi Cooper Journalist Disgust and shame are the words that rushed to my head when a fellow Pakistani furiously walked over to my desk, quivering with anger, having heard for the first time about Asia Bibi's case. For those who have been too busy following instead the widely reported coverage...
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    Pacific China Plans Asia's Biggest IT Manufacturing Hub

    China plans Asia's biggest IT manufacturing hub : Rediff.com Business The HP factory will produce 5 million computers this year and 40 million by 2012, according to Huang. The IT industrial cluster is only part of the local authorities' effort to build Chongqing, China's largest...
  14. spnadmin

    SciTech From Southern Asia Into China (The Incredible Journey)

    YouTube - The Incredible Human Journey - EP2: Into Asia (1/6) YouTube - The Incredible Human Journey - EP2: Into Asia (2/6) YouTube - The Incredible Human Journey - EP2: Into Asia (3/6) YouTube - The Incredible Human Journey - EP2: Into Asia (4/6) YouTube - The Incredible...
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    Harbhajan Wins It With A SIX - India V Pakistan Asia Cup 2010

    YouTube - Harbhajan wins it with a SIX - India v Pakistan Asia Cup 2010 It was an amazing moment.In second last over Shoaib Akhtar abused Harbhajan and tried to break his concentration.And this was his reply. 24 years ago India lost against pakistan in same manner when Miandad hit six on...
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    Christianity From South Asia To South Carolina (An Editorial)

    I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I'm as fascinated with Nikki Haley's biography as others are, though for entirely personal reasons. My family is Indian. I came to this country when I was 6, and posttraumatic stress turned my first-grade year into a vast black page. I spent my "formative...
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    Controversial Sikhs Mark Sovereignty Milestones And Defy Indian Posturing In South Asia

    Sikhs mark Sovereignty Milestones and Defy Indian Posturing in South Asia http://www.{censored}/news.php?news=9362 irmingham/Smethwick, 13 may (Ranjit Singh Srai)-Sunday 9th May 2010: An array of Sikh organisations has, while marking key historical anniversaries relating to Sikh...
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    SciTech Genetic Map Of Asia's Diversity

    Genetic 'map' of Asia's diversity The study indicates that all of Asia was populated through one migration event An international scientific effort has revealed the genetics behind Asia's diversity. The Human Genome Organisation's...
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    World Obama To Skip Tibet While Talking About Human Rights In Asia

    US President Barack Obama [ Images ] would skip the mention of Tibet [ Images ] when he talks about human rights situation in Asia and the countries he is visiting on his maiden Asia trip, a US official has said. "He (Obama) will not mention Tibet (in his speech). He will, of course, mention our...
  20. Admin

    Persecution Of Minorities And Women In South Asia

    October 14, 2009 Right before the end of British rule in Indian sub-continent in 1947, several riot amongst various religious groups, mainly amongst Muslims and Hindus took place in India and Pakistan [the then West and East Pakistan], causing severe...
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