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Again the forces of terror and hate have attacked Paris. Again, and for the second time in a year, we stand in solidarity and weep for the victims. And as the barbarity of the Grim Reaper of jihadi terror swept across Paris on a Friday night, the polite Western world is jolted into action and awareness, facing these terrorists who are trying to turn the City of Light into the casbah of darkness and fear.
The general lack of awareness of medical matters, even amongst the educated, can lead to problems that become increasingly entrenched over time.
Persisting with selective memory, fuzzy logic and contrived debates is what sustains global terrorism. Let me explain: If suddenly asked to comment on the scourge, most of us would think back to the murder of publisher Dipan and the latest "French 9/11" terror attacks. That's how it works: We understand abstract concepts in terms of narratives, events, places and personalities. Specifics.
Nepal's ongoing crisis of petroleum oil and cooking gas started when our sole supplier, Indian Oil Corporation, refused to fill our oil tankers and gas bullets, and the Indian border security forces and customs officials blocked oil shipments at the border. The southern neighbor has thereby reneged on its oil trade commitments to pressure Nepal into amending its newly promulgated constitution.
Beirut is a long way from Paris and not merely in terms of distance. In this moment of grief and massacre, France has overshadowed Lebanon and the scale of the barbarism -- perpetrated by IS in both cities -- is arguably not the only factor at play.
If Chuwit Kamolvisit lives up to his reputation for brutal honesty, he will have landed at Suvarnabhumi by the time you are reading this, or at least be in the air, Bangkok-bound. And "with one foot behind bars," as the Thai saying goes, that's courageous. How many politicians or rich celebrities in similar circumstances would choose to leave the safety and comfort of life abroad?
With the picture of the 2016 presidential race finalized after the announcement of Eric Chu and James Soong's vice presidential picks, all eyes are now fixed on the composition of the KMT's legislator-at-large list. Having the perfect lineup with the most ideal players, however, will not help the team if its leaders cannot agree on whether or not it should compete in the current game.
A single swallow, we are told, doesn't make a summer. That certainly applies to the trilateral meeting in Seoul on Nov. 1 at which Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe met his counterparts, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea and Premier Li Keqiang of China.
The Tamang village of Larchhyang is situated atop a cliff at a height of almost 2,000 meters in Rasuwa district. To get to Larchhyang, one has to walk from the highway town of Kalikasthan, which is not too far from the Nuwakot border. The initial part of the trail is pretty even. In fact even local buses venture out to a certain point. But seasonal landslides sweep off chunks of the hill leaving no other option than to walk.
More often than not, my American and Japanese friends would ask me what is wrong with Taiwan's politics. My answer is simple. We don't have far-sighted leaders. Not even capable ones. But I would never fail to add that I took comfort in the fact that Taiwan, with a population of only 23 million, naturally has no able leaders, yet the United States with ten times as many voters and Japan with five times as many also haven't elected good national leaders.
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