November 11, 2019

8 Fascinating facts about Thailand

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From Everything-Everywhere Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world. Yet, there are many facts which people might not know about the “Land of Smiles”. Even though I’ve spent almost a half year here in total, there are still things I’m learning about the country. 1) It used to be called Siam For […]

US lawmakers move to ban eating dogs and cats, saying China and other nations should too

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Associated Press From South China Post The bill passed by the US House would ban the slaughter of cats and dogs for food – a rare practice that is nevertheless legal in 44 states The bipartisan bill by Florida Representatives Vern Buchanan, a Republican; and Alcee Hastings, a Democrat; would amend the federal Animal Welfare […]

Incredible places to visit

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The most incredible places to visit in 2018 By Rosie Perper From Business Insider Chandigarh, India Children play on the swings at the Rock Garden on March 26, 2010 in Chandigarh, India.Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Northern India’s Chandigarh is a well-kept secret for modern art and architecture in the country. The city boasts many pop up […]

Paradise Papers: Finnish development finance agency holds 8 mil in tax haven fund

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From yle UUTISET The Finnish state development financing agency Finnfund has invested eight million euros in a fund in the Cayman Islands, widely known as a tax haven. According to data leaked in the so-called Paradise Papers, the investment fund is being used to finance agricultural development projects in Asia. Information gleaned from the Paradise […]

Unexploded bombs still ruin lives in Laos

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From Wn.com The remnants of a war that was waged more than 40 years ago are still destroying lives in Laos, CNN reports. Some 80 million unexploded bombs are scatted across the small Southeast Asian nation – the deadly legacy of what became known as America’s “secret war” in Laos – a CIA-led mission during […]