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ASEAN unsettled by China weapon systems, tension in South China Sea


Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers link arms during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Boracay, central Philippines February 21, 2017. Malacanang Photo/Handout via Reuters

BORACAY, Philippines: Southeast Asian countries see China’s installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as “very unsettling” and have urged dialogue to stop an escalation of “recent developments”, the Philippines said on Tuesday.

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Project Renew: Ridding Vietnam of Unexploded Ordnance

I was invited by the editors of The VVA Veteran, publication of Vietnam Veterans of America, to submit an article reviewing the history of mine action efforts in Viet Nam, including the role of American veterans and U.S. veterans organizations. Over the past couple of decades of cooperation with our Vietnamese colleagues, and with support from the U.S. government and other international donors and project partners, we are coming very close to the reality of “making Viet Nam safe” from the daily threat of cluster bombs and other ordnance left from the war. CS

The VVA Veteran
January/February 2017


Project RENEW: Ridding Vietnam of Unexploded Ordnance


For most Americans, the Vietnam War ended in 1975. But for too many Vietnamese, the war didn’t end then.

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China plans to block foreign ships from waters it claims as its own

e.VnExpress   February 17, 2017 | 09:19 pm GMT+7

Foreign submarines passing through these waters would be required to surface and fly national flags.

China has announced plans to revise a 34-year-old maritime safety law and start banning some foreign ships from its territorial waters in 2020.

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Kuala Lumpur rally calls for stricter Islamic law

Al Jareeza – Push to allow Islamic courts to impose more severe punishments fuels fears of growing division in multi-ethnic nation.

About 40 percent of Malaysia’s population is not Muslim [Kate Mayberry/Al Jazeera]
About 40 percent of Malaysia’s population is not Muslim [Kate Mayberry/Al Jazeera]

Kuala Lumpur – A massive rally in the heart of Kuala Lumpur in support of proposals to allow Islamic courts to impose more severe punishments has raised fears of growing division in Malaysia’s multicultural society.

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Hope for Hanoi? New bus system could cut pollution … if enough people use it


A new $53m BRT (bus rapid transit) system has the power to reduce Hanoi’s dreadful air pollution. Persuading residents of Vietnam’s rapidly expanding capital to ditch their motorbikes and private cars, however, will be another story

Traffic jam in Hanoi
The swarm of motorbikes and cars is the main cause of Hanoi’s air pollution. Photograph: Linh Pham/Getty Images

From his high-rise office building in Hanoi, Tran Dung can barely see his city’s skyline behind the thick layer of smog. Before leaving work, the 25-year-old executive assistant checks the pollution reading on his AirVisual app, which provides real-time measurements of PM2.5 – the tiny particles found in smog that can damage your throat and lungs.

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Finland is really good at stopping bullying. Here’s how they’re doing it.

  • Imagine you’re back in middle school or high school. The bell just rang, so you’re walking to your next class, minding your own business.

Then you walk around the corner and see this:

A student being pushed into some lockers.
Photo from iStock.

What would you do?

Unfortunately, this is a pretty common scene.

About a fourth to a third of all students report that they’ve been bullied in school.

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Islamic State-claimed bomb kills 70 at Pakistani shrine


Pakistani devotees gather at the 13th-century Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan in 2014. (AFP Photo)

KARACHI: At least 70 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday (Feb 16) when a bomb ripped through a Sufi shrine in Pakistan, officials said, after a series of extremist assaults shook the country’s growing sense of security.

A zen master’s advice on coping with Trump

huffingtonpost_For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction.

Thich Nhat Hanh.

What can Zen Buddhism teach us about the art of effective activism in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency?

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North Korea: isolated state with a long history of assassinations

The Guardian – Kim Jong-nam’s death is believed to have been an ordered hit. If so it would not be the first time citizens were targeted abroad

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, and his exiled half-brother Kim Jong-nam.

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, left, and his half-brother Kim Jong-nam. Photograph: Wong Maye-E, Shizuo Kambayashi/AP

Kim Jong-nam was almost certainly murdered by North Korean agents, according to intelligence officials in South Korea, as suspicions mount that his assassination at Kuala Lumpur airport was ordered by his estranged half-brother, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

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