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Myanmar's Buddhist terrorism problem

Myanmar's buddhist terroristsOn Feb. 11, Myanmar’s President Thein Sein rescinded a voting rights offer to the country’s Rohingya community amid intense pressure from far-right Buddhist groups. Last week hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets to denounce the continuation of a 2010 law that extended the right to vote to the country’s more than 1 million ethnic Rohingya. Myanmar does not regard the minority group as citizens.

The violence directed toward the Muslim Rohingya community has been characterized in the media as Buddhism’s terrorism problem. However, the faith-based portrayal of the Rohingya crisis devalues the political and social nuances necessary to understanding the conflict.

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Document: Canadian Police View Environmentalists, Not Climate Change, as Real Threat

ottawa demonstrationCanadian environmental organizations could pose a potential threat to national security and are attempting to make the fossil fuel industry look bad.

Such was the assessment of what the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) referred to as the "anti-petroleum movement" in a document dated Jan. 24, 2014, and titled Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Assessment.

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How New York City's Municipal ID Program Protects Immigrants From A Tea Party White House

NYC ID proggramThe bill that created New York City’s popular municipal ID program has a clause protecting undocumented New Yorkers from a conservative White House in 2017, The New York Post reported this week.

New York City officially started issuing municipal ID cards last month in order to provide the city’s 500,000 undocumented immigrants, as well as others, access to multiple city services.

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Lesley Gore: 'It's My Party' singer dies of cancer aged 68

Leslie Gore diesSinger-songwriter and actress Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in the Sixties with It's My Party, has died of cancer. She was 68.

Gore passed away at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, Lois Sasson, her partner of 33 years, has confirmed.
Paying tribute to her partner, Sasson called Gore a "wonderful human being".

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Rape and murder of young woman sparks mass Twitter protest in Turkey

Rape and urder of woman in TurkeyThe murder of a woman who tried to stop a man raping her has sparked mass protests in Turkey and prompted women to share their stories of sexual harassment, violence and fear in a growing Twitter campaign.

Twenty-year-old student Ozgecan Aslan was traveling on a minibus in the south-east seaside province of Mersin on Wednesday when a man tried to rape her, according to local media.

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Binyamin Netanyahu facing damning expenses accusations ahead of elections

Netnyahu and wifeA damning official report into spending by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu at his official residence in Jerusalem and private seaside home has accused him of excessive and improper use of public funds, including spending huge amounts on takeaway food, hairdressing and cleaning..

Prepared by Israel’s state comptroller, Yosef Shapira – and passed to the country’s attorney general to consider whether any laws have been broken – the report is potentially highly damaging to Netanyahu coming only a month before Israel’s elections.

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Nancy Pelosi leads House delegation to Cuba

Nancy PelosiHouse Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi traveled with a congressional congregation to Cuba on Tuesday.

The trip is the first official House delegation to travel to the island nation since President Barack Obama announced late last year an easing of trade restrictions with the Castro regime.

“This delegation travels to Cuba in friendship and to build upon the announcement of U.S. normalization of relations and other initiatives announced by President Obama,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) said. “This delegation will work to advance the U.S.-Cuba relationship and build on the work done by many in the Congress over the years, especially with respect to agriculture and trade.”

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Twin Cities hospitals are front line in treating Bakken oil field burn victims

Bakken burn victimFlames seared the pants off Kyle’s legs as he raced across a bed of ruddy red rocks, screaming for help.

A pipe on a machine processing oil at high heat had burst, soaking him in methanol and sparking a fire.  “You could just feel it cooking my legs,” he said. “It almost sounded like chicken frying in an oiler.”

Hours later, Kyle woke up at Regions Hospital in St. Paul last month, after a 600-mile plane ride from the oil fields of North Dakota. His legs were burned so deeply that the bottom layer of skin would never grow back. It was the worst pain he’d ever felt.

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CSX oil-train blaze to burn out on its own

oilt train fireFires in and around the scene of a oil-train derailment in West Virginia will be allowed to burn out on their own, rail company CSX said.

CSX said it was working with federal, state and local agencies to determine the exact number of cars that derailed in Mount Carbon, W. Va., early Monday afternoon. The train in question consisted of 109 rail cars with oil from North Dakota among some of the cargo.

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