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JUL 26, 2015 - The Guardian

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Remembering Nagasaki: the man who walked through hell

Seventy years ago, Jan Bras saw the devastation in Nagasaki as a prisoner of war. Now 92, he tells Elizabeth Day about the horror and brutality he endured – and how he lives with it todayJan Bras does not like to hurt any living thing. If he spots a fly crawling across a table he will cup it carefully in ...

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JUL 24, 2015 - The Guardian

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Thai officials among more than 100 charged with human trafficking

Army general, politicians and police among those charged after dozens of bodies, believed to be migrants, exhumed from abandoned campsThailand’s state prosecutors are pressing charges against more than 100 people, including an army general, in a multinational human trafficking scandal that came to light after dozens of bodies were discovered in the south of the country earlier this year.The sweeping ...

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JUL 23, 2015 - The Guardian

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Burma sentences 153 Chinese workers to life imprisonment for illegal logging

China lodges diplomatic protest after court issues harsh punishments in crackdown on illegal timber trade along borderChina has lodged a diplomatic protest with Burma after a court sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging. China’s voracious demand for raw materials has fuelled resentment in Burma towards its giant northern neighbour. Continue reading...

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JUL 17, 2015 - BBC

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VIDEO: WW2: The battle of Kohima and Imphal

How the defeat of the Japanese by allied forces in Burma during WW2 actually started a year earlier in north-east India.

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JUL 12, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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News of the day from across the globe, July 13

The Marineland park management said the dolphins are a crucial educational tool, and that releasing them into the wild could risk their lives because most were born in captivity and are accustomed to human companionship. The animal rights activists waved picket signs in English and French at the entrance to the park in Antibes. 2 Diplomat banned: A U.N. diplomat ...

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