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Bangladesh: Fake election will cause further bloodshed

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission Bangladesh’s incumbent regime is forcing the nation to witness a fake ‘general election’, scheduled tomorrow, 5 January 2014. All the opposition parties, except the allies of the ruling regime, have boycotted this…

Dynamics of people’s movement in mainstream indian politics

That mass-participation is the mahout of political change, politicos are aware that truckloads of ‘bought-out’ crowds is on the decline as bona fide, change-seeking masses are now participating in growing numbers to express support to cleaner politics By Qureish Raghib…

Japan Finalized Purchases of War Weapons Like Never before

Tokyo, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government this week finalized the purchase of U.S. high-tech weaponry as part of a defense budget estimated at more than $ 1.8 billion for the period 2014-2019.The order includes five submarines, two destroyers,…

Bolivia Joined the Space Age with Satellite Tupac Katari

Beijing, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Today the putting into orbit of Tupac Katari satellite joined Bolivia to the countries with ingenuity of this type, which do not exceed fifty in the world and only reaches six in South America.The Tupac…

Interesting times in North Korea

Interesting Times in North Korea – those who care, shudder. What next? Following the execution of Jang Song-thaek, the unknown remains. Is the young Kim (Leader, Kim Jong-un) bent on further centralising power and continuing on the much-derided (internationally) path…

Philippines: supplies continue reaching Tacloban

The story of one truck convoy from Manila to the Central Philippines where typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck continues to develop with further runs by the same groups, as previously reported here on Pressenza. See – http://www.pressenza.com/2013/12/minas-mission-tacloban-aiding-typhoon-victims/ Willa Tecson reports: Second…

Radioactivity Rises in Japanese Forests near Fukushima

Tokyo, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Levels of radioactive cesium rose in forested areas of northeastern Japan after the nuclear accident which ravaged the Fukushima plant, published Nikkei daily today. According to the note, the prefecture of Miyagi showed the results…

North Korea: Rodman aims for diplomatic win

 Dennis Rodman is planning to travel back to North Korea to train the nation’s basketball team, despite the news of the execution of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek that might be inopportune, not least for himself, such…

Madurai – International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day 2013 was jointly celebrated by diverse groups in Madurai, the administrative headquarters of the district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, on the Sunday previous to its actual December 10 official date. Activities took…

Should the US Play Solomon and Split the Senkakus?

I have grown pretty tired of hearing about the Senkakus.  I have a feeling I’m not alone. As far as I can see, Taiwan has the strongest claim to the Senkakus, by geography, geology,  history, and propinquity.  Japan grabbed the…

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