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FEB 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats

A report released Wednesday by the British nonprofit Environmental Justice Foundation said that overfishing and the use of illegal and undocumented trawlers have ravaged Thailand’s marine ecosystems and depleted fish stocks. The report explains how Thailand’s vast seafood industry is almost wholly dependent on cheap migrant labor. Since few Thais are willing to take the dangerous, low-level jobs that can ...

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FEB 23, 2015 - The Guardian

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Burmese days: glimpses of a lost kingdom – in pictures

British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe documented the stunning cultural artefacts of Burma and South India in the mid-19th century with an unprecedented series of photos. The first major collection of his work will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 24 February until 25 May Continue reading...

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FEB 21, 2015 - The Guardian

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Check out the counter-culture scene in Rangoon, Burma

From punk rock to modern art, Burma’s capital has enjoyed a creative boom since military rule was scaled down. Even the former spy chief now runs a gallery …Side Effect, one of Burma’s better known punk rock bands, practise in a dilapidated apartment block on a quiet Rangoon street. It’s a far cry from Austin, Texas, where last March the ...

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FEB 19, 2015 - The Guardian

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Drug-resistant malaria threatens to spread from Burma, say researchers

Oxford scientists warn parasite impervious to the key drug artemsinin has been found in testing near Indian border and could emerge in AfricaMalaria with total resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin has taken hold in Burma and spread close to the border with India, threatening to render crucial medicines useless, scientists have warned. If the resistant parasite reached India it ...

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FEB 17, 2015 - The Guardian

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Burma declares state of emergency after dozens of soldiers die in rebel region

A 90-day state of emergency and a military administration imposed in the northern special regionBurma has granted its military unprecedented powers to deal with fighting between ethnic minority rebels and government troops in the Kokang region, after week-long clashes left dozens of soldiers dead and sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighbouring China.Two announcements, signed by President Thein ...

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