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Okinotorishima (沖之鳥島), or the Okinotori "islands," are considered a Japanese uninhabited atoll with a total area of 12.096 acres.
 
The United Nations, once a focus of intense controversy in United States politics, is now broadly accepted.
 
The Sindh government's recent decision to upgrade 100 katchi abadis, or informal settlements, in the province to the township level raises significant questions about how best to tackle the problem of housing the urban poor. Although luxury housing schemes for the rich are found in abundance across Pakistan, there are very few options for the urban poor.
 
A student at Taoyuan Sinwu Junior High School has recently surprised observers (and one of his teachers) by unconventional, even "strange" behavior. His strange actions do not fall into the category of "strange" as negative or irritating, but rather "strange for the good," we might say. For the past half a year, this student has been writing poems for his daily communication homework for his teacher.
 
One newspaper called him a "most unlikely pretender to high office," a "dunderhead" with a "big mouth," known for his "scattershot, impulsive style."
 
In a quiet but contentious campaign, countries are competing for new openings on the U.N.'s Human Rights Council. Many of the contenders for membership on the Geneva-based body include the political Who's Who of authoritarian regimes who are noteworthy abusers of the very human rights they would be slated to protect.
 
I'm confident it's only a matter of time before Bangkok activists appear on the streets to demand that the government follows what South Korea has done: Launch a safety campaign over smartphone-related collisions between pedestrians and vehicles.
 
Bangladesh under the premiership of Sheikh Hasina has been consistently warming up to India by getting rid of Indian insurgents on its soil and standing solidly with New Delhi by visibly pulling out of the Islamabad Saarc summit.
 
In order to assign new missions to the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) on the basis of security-related laws, it is important that procedures are duly carried out.
 
Should people be given the vote? Are people too stupid to be entrusted with selecting their leaders and the future of their respective nations?
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