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change.org — Excellency, We the undersigned write to you to save the Lal Mahal in Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti of Delhi from demolition and take urgent measures to...
india.blogs.nytimes.com — Sanjeev Gupta/European Pressphoto Agency On Saturday afternoon, Vikrant Deshpande, a 32-year-old Indian Air Force pilot, drove with his wife to the Central Telegram Office in New Delhi. The newly married couple gazed at a sign in the Telegram Office lobby that read, "Standard Phrases for Greeting Telegrams." The Deshpandes scribbled messages and proceeded to send each other souvenir telegrams before the 163-year-old service is shut down in July.
asiapacific.anu.edu.au — A big focus for New Mandala over the years has been mainland Southeast Asia's frontier regions. Many commentators on this site become attracted to these areas through adventure. 'Adventure', though, may not be the word a North Korean would first use to describe their perilous journey to reach freedom through these frontiers we otherwise take delight in exploring.
thehindu.com — Urban growth has been central to the remarkable growth rates that we have achieved over the last three decades. Especially since the 1990s, when structural adjustment policies were introduced, markets and private capitalist ventures have significantly driven our urban growth process.
in.mobile.reuters.com — Power crisis fears unnerve industry in booming Philippines By Erik dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) - An electricity outage that blacked out large swathes of the Philippines' main island of Luzon for up to eight hours last month has highlighted worries about a potential power crisis that could undermine Asia's fastest-growing economy.
google.com — HK can showcase freedom over Snowden, China media says BEIJING - Hong Kong can showcase its democratic pedigree by its handling of the Edward Snowden case, Chinese state media said on Wednesday, in comments appearing to distance Beijing from any decision on his possible extradition.
globalpost.com — Forced by Syria's war to sit her secondary school diploma exam in northern Lebanon, Riham Othman, 19, bursts into tears, fearing the Lebanese authorities will never recognise the test results.
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