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Facebook apologises for Xi Jinping offensive name translation gaffe

Problem arises in translation of leader’s name from BurmeseTech giant ‘sincerely apologises for offence this has caused’ Facebook said on Saturday it was working to find out how Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appeared as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused and saying the problem had been fixed. Related: 'Hong Kong is at a crossroads': inside prison with the student who took on Beijing Continue reading...
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Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbour increasingly isolated by the West.
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Myanmar president hails 'historic' visit as China's Xi arrives to fanfare

Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation isolated by the West over its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority. State counselor Aung San Suu Kyi greeted him with a handshake on the steps of the presidential palace after a ceremonial welcome by the president and a military marching band, on the first day of a two-day visit, Xi's first as leader and the first of any Chinese president ...
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Bangladesh Says Regularly Submerged Silt Island Now Ready for Rohingya

(DHAKA, Bangladesh) — A Bangladeshi island regularly submerged by monsoon rains is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, but no date has been announced to relocate people from the crowded and squalid camps where they’ve lived for years, officials said Thursday. Flood protection embankments, houses, hospitals and mosques have been built on Bhasan Char, or floating island, in the Bay of Bengal, officials said. “Bhasan Char is ready for habitation. Everything has been put in place,” Bangla...
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China’s Xi to tie up Belt and Road deals in ‘historic’ Myanmar visit

China's President Xi Jinping will visit Myanmar on Friday to ink massive infrastructure deals and extend influence in a neighbour whose ties with the West were frayed by accusations that it conducted genocidal policies against ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, West, Xi Jinping, Myanmar

UN court to rule next week in Rohingya genocide case

The United Nations' top court announced Wednesday that it will issue a decision next week on a request to order Myanmar to halt what has been cast as a genocidal campaign against the southeast Asian country's Rohingya Muslim minority. At hearings in December, lawyers representing Gambia showed judges maps, satellite imagery and graphic photos to highlight what they called a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide — including the killing of civilians, raping of women and torching of...
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Myanmar: Myanmar: verified updates on implementation of Trademark Law - Spruson & Ferguson

The Myanmar government had planned a "soft opening" period of the new Trademark Law for six months from 1 January 2020.
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The last decade showed how social media could topple governments and make social change — and it's only getting crazier from here (FB, TWTR, GOOG)

The Arab Spring kicked off a decade in which technology and social media would play a key role in powering social movements and bringing about lasting change. Facebook and Twitter would help topple strongmen leaders in the Middle East, broadcast issues like election fraud in Russia, and bring issues like police brutality, racism and sexual harassmentto the forefront of national conversation.   But it also spun out of control in the 2010s. Facebook and Twitter were used to broadcast propaganda,...
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China Poses an ‘Existential Threat’ to International Human Rights, Says Rights Group After Director Barred From Hong Kong

China poses an “existential threat” to the international human rights system, according to a new report released today by Human Rights Watch (HRW) after the organization’s executive director was denied entry to Hong Kong at the weekend. “It’s not simply a suppression at home, but it’s attacks on virtually any body, company, government, international institution that tries to uphold human rights or hold Beijing to account,” HRW’s executive director Kenneth Roth told TIME ahead of the report...
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How Street Food is the Ultimate Travel Guide: 50 Favorite Street Food Dishes

Food and travel, one of life’s great experience intersections. Although we enjoy our share of refined cuisine and elaborate meals at restaurants, it’s often our street food quests around the world — raw on-the-ground journeys that convey authenticity — that yield some of life’s most revealing moments and enlighten us in unexpected ways. Here are our 50 favorite street food dishes from around the world. Food generally serves as a natural gateway to a more profound understanding of cultu...
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Myanmar sends nearly 200 Rohingya captured at sea to Rakhine camps

Nearly 200 Rohingya Muslims arrested at sea last month by Myanmar's navy after a voyage of hundreds of kilometres have been sent back to Rakhine state, officials said Monday. Images taken on Monday showed 17 men, women and children looking exhausted from their ordeal as they climbed down from a wooden boat on to a beach near western Rakhine state's capital, Sittwe. Wearing identification numbers around their necks, they lined up on the sand clutching their meagre belongings before being escort...
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Will Iran Protests Put Leadership at Risk?

(Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.Iran has swiftly cracked down on protests that sprouted over its coverup of the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet. Within Iran, people feel angry at their rulers, who lied for days about what really happened.Coming on the back of disquiet at home over Iran’s perilous economic state, the news has eaten away at the na...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is ditching his tradition of setting himself wacky New Year's resolutions (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is ditching his tradition of setting himself annual challenges. The 34-year-old billionaire exec said that he's now handling more "social responsibility" and is raising a family. In previous years, his challenges have ranged from making an AI assistant to only eating meat from animals he killed himself. "While I'm glad I did annual challenges over the last decade, it's time to do something different," he wrote. "This decade I'm going to take a longer term focus." ...
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100 million years in amber: Researchers discover oldest fossilized slime mold

Most people associate the idea of creatures trapped in amber with insects or spiders, which are preserved lifelike in fossil tree resin. An international research team of paleontologists and biologists from the universities of Göttingen and Helsinki, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York has now discovered the oldest slime mold identified to date. The fossil is about 100 million years old and is exquisitely preserved in amber from Myanmar. The results have been published in the ...
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News Brief: December updates from the Google News Initiative

The last month of 2019 was jam-packed for the Google News Initiative. Read on for December highlights—there’s plenty to unwrap as we head into the new year. Focusing on local news in the heartland We hosted 32 local journalists at our Detroit, Michigan offices to kick off the relaunch of the Online News Association, the world’s largest association of online journalists, in Detroit. We also brought together 150 U.S. and Canadian news publishers and industry leaders for the first GNI Local event i...
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Noodle soups around the world

Nothing wards off the winter chill like a bowl of hearty, piping hot soup. After the rich and filling dishes of the holiday season, and many months of pumpkin-spiced everything, however, it can be hard to get excited about seasonal staples like butternut squash bisque or beef stew. Enter noodle soup, the perfect combination of delicate, savory broth and long, slurpy noodles, plus any number of toppings under the sun. It’s not news that the world loves noodle soup, but ramen and pho seem to be...
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My First Solo Travel in the Golden Land of Myanmar

It's been a little over 4months for me in the Golden Land Myanmar and I am liking the place here very muchthough establishing communication for me with local people is a problematic as most people don't understand speak English properly but still I find
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CAA – NRC Row: Why There Is More To It Than An Attack On Secular Ethos

‘Indian Muslims have nothing to fear. No one knows what CAA/NRC is all about. They are simply protesting because they are misled’, thus proclaimed a former classmate of mine who himself left India for brighter prospects during PM Narendra Modi’s regime but continues to believe in his promise of ‘acche din’ (good days). Today the whole of India is divided over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which is to be followed by the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Thousands of student...
Tags: Politics, Featured, India, Religion, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, World, Afghanistan, Current Affairs, Islam, Civil Rights, Myanmar, Caa, Injustice, NRC

Most popular last name around world

If everyone in America named Smith formed their own state, it would be the 35th most populous state in America. Let that sink in. And while our country and a number of other English-speaking nations have an abundance of Smiths, every country in the world has its own ubiquitous name, where it seems like you’re never in a class, workplace, or on any list without 10 other people having the same name. To find that name in every country in the world, NetCredit took a look at data from
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Top Eight Developments in International Law 2019

For those who support and believe in the power of international law to effect positive change in the world, 2019 was difficult. There were however a number of important bright sparks, in the form of efforts to negotiate treaties on the protection of marine biodiversity, business and human rights, and the elimination of work place harassment; as well as spotlights shone by national and international courts on the plight of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. The past 12 months have both h...
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20 Places You Should Visit in 2020

2019 is now officially over, thank goodness, and since this is the start of the New Year I thought I would share some of my top travel picks for 2020. Some are obvious choices, others a little more unexpected but all are amazing places to discover for one reason or another. Also, these are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER. I don’t want to see anyone complaining that one destination is ranked higher or lower than another one; they all have my love and admiration. South Africa It’s be...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, China, Germany, Africa, US, America, Spain, Thailand, Canada, Atlantic, United States, Ireland, Egypt

Are Government Shutdowns of the Internet Becoming The World's New Normal?

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: CNN reports that government shutdowns of the internet are becoming the new normal: An ongoing internet blackout in Indian-controlled Kashmir is now the longest ever in a democracy -- at more than 135 days -- according to Access Now, an advocacy group that tracks internet freedom. Only the autocratic governments of China and junta-era Myanmar have cut off access for longer... Kashmiris have been without internet access for so long that WhatsApp has reportedly begu...
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Trekking Around the World: 15 Best Offbeat Treks That You’re Not Considering…But Should

After over a decade of traveling around the world and going trekking on six continents, what are some of our favorite treks and hikes? This Offbeat Trekking Guide includes 15 of our recommended unknown or lesser-known treks — some multi-day, others day treks — that you might not be considering, but should. These treks and hikes are worth a look if you are interested in unusual and immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Utah, India, Georgia, Colombia, Nepal, Idaho, Arizona, Kyrgyzstan, Burma, Ethiopia, Peru, Myanmar, South America, John Muir

Australian craft beer brewer faces criticism over partnership with Myanmar military

Brewer’s parent company, Kirin, provides foreign currency to military accused of genocideAustralian craft beer brewer Lion Little World has faced international criticism over a business partnership with the Myanmar military, which is accused of genocide in its persecution of the Rohingya ethnic and religious minority.Australia-based Lion Little World Beverages is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese beverage giant Kirin, which owns a little over half of both Myanmar Brewery and Mandalay Brewery...
Tags: Business, Australia, Australia news, Beer, South and Central Asia, Myanmar, Rohingya, Kirin, Brewer, Myanmar Brewery, Mandalay Brewery, Lion Little World Beverages, Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd

Myanmar Rohingya: UN condemns human rights abuses

The UN General Assembly passes a resolution calling on Myanmar to stop hatred towards minorities.
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UN condemns Myanmar over human rights abuses against Rohingya

General assembly’s vote in favour of resolution also calls on Myanmar to urgently combat incitement of hatredThe United Nations general assembly has approved a resolution condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.The 193-member body voted 134-9 with 28 abstentions on Friday in favour of the resolution, which also calls on Myanmar’s government to take urgent measures to combat inciteme...
Tags: World news, South and Central Asia, United Nations, Un, Myanmar, Rohingya, Shan, United Nations General Assembly, Rakhine Kachin

Stunning images from space show how wars, fires, and floods changed our world over the last decade

Satellite images reveal how the Earth's surface transformed during the last 10 years. The 2010s saw a spate of devastating natural disasters, including powerful hurricanes and the deadliest fire in California history. It also saw cities torn apart by war and military conflict. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world looks considerably different today than it did 10 years ago. Over the past decade, around 7 million acres of land has been destroyed annually by wildfires. A...
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Before-and-after photos from space reveal some of the biggest moments that changed our world in the last decade

Satellite images reveal how the Earth's surface transformed during the last 10 years. The 2010s saw a spate of devastating natural disasters, including powerful hurricanes and the deadliest fire in California history. It also saw cities torn apart by war and military conflict. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world looks considerably different today than it did 10 years ago. Over the past decade, around 7 million acres of land has been destroyed annually by wildfires. A...
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Countries where new year isn’t 2020

In many countries around the world, people are gearing up for another iteration of the Roaring Twenties. In these Roaring Twenties, Flappers are just Halloween costumes and speakeasies are little more than novelty bars, but there’s no denying the fervor surrounding the idea of ushering in a new version of the infamous decade. We easily forget, however, that the numbers on this new calendar year aren’t the same for everyone. In Japan, it’s year 2. In Israel, it’s 5,780 (the roaring 5,780s?). W...
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