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Recently, I met Son Sukcharoen, an old farmer in Ratchaburi's Photharam district, and his petite daughter Walisa.
A year after the outward march of the NATO forces, the scenario is awesome in Afghanistan a week before the new year unfolds. The Taliban have verily pushed the country's military to the wall in the militant stronghold of Helmand -- a major center for opium that U.S. and British troops had fought for years to control.
The present energy crisis in Nepal is a culmination of rolling blackouts, fuel import bills and a blockade by India since September.
A wedding invitation card arrives with glitter falling from it, leaving a trail of fairy dust everywhere it goes.
The outcome of the Paris climate talks or the COP21 (21st Conference of Parties) has made the political dividing lines fairly clear. The initial contentions over three main areas that marked the commencement of the talks continue to persist:
On the afternoon of Nov. 14, Cheong Wa Dae (The Blue House) and its surrounding areas were empty, quiet and serene, blockaded by police buses. The scene was in stark contrast to the violent clashes between protesters and riot police less than 2 kilometers away.
The historic Paris agreement adopted at the United Nations climate change summit has been hailed by many as a landmark deal for climate change and a triumph for multilateralism. But some others have labeled it a total hogwash and "epic failure."
On the eve of India's independence in 1947, Winston Churchill, leader of Britain's Conservative opposition, said, "power will go into the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters. Not a bottle of water or a loaf of bread will escape taxation. Only the air will be free, and the blood of these hungry millions will be on the head of Attlee. These are men of straw of whom no trace will be found after a year. They will fight among themselves and India will be lost in political squabble."
Over land, by air and by sea, the people of Asia and the Pacific are on the move -- this is the finding of the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Migration Report, .....
The raw material used for the creation of mankind was mire. The only distinguishing feature of man is his ability to choose between right and wrong, based on his intuitive and deductive knowledge. God has provided man with basic understanding and tools to access knowledge. It is a part of His spirit that has been breathed into man to impart a conscience and the urge for the truth.
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