Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Twice in less than four months, police in Ohio have opened fire with real bullets on young people carrying lookalike guns, raising anguished questions about what could have prevented the deadly encounters.
In Central African Republic's (CAR) capital Bangui, what people remember most about the hatred that bubbled over into a killing frenzy a year ago this week is the smell.
It's only a slight stretch to say America's longest war stops here.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Dr. Sun Yat-sen, father of the Chinese republic, made his Greater Asianism speech at the Kobe Girls' High School in Kobe on Nov. 28, 1924. His Asianism, like Japan's Pan-Asianism, advocated the unity of Asian peoples in an uphill struggle against the Western powers to become fully independent by ending their colonial domination.
> Joe Hung
Tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets of Singapore today, pounding the pavements in the heart of the city at the crack of dawn.
Golkar Party Chairman Aburizal Bakrie easily won his re-election as party boss in Bali this week because of, among other reasons, his convincing assurance that he would make local party leaders in 415 cities and regencies and 34 provinces across the country become mayors,
Sunday, December 7, 2014
I do not know if other cultures are as obsessed with surveys as ours seems to be, but I do know most surveys I read of affect me very little. For a survey to touch me, it's got to practically hit me in the forehead.
Over the past several weeks, Taliban attacks have markedly increased. At least a dozen strikes have occurred, many in capital Kabul, with foreigners clearly priority targets. So far this year, 36 aid workers have been killed and 95 wounded.
A three-week hunger strike by a young anarchist who has become a household name in Greece has left the embattled government in a quandary, just as it mulls more unpopular austerity measures.
We are entering the “third platform” era of information technology. Simply put, we now have a computing platform that engages more and more people with technologies that are increasingly more widely available.