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  1. Filipino activist's poverty spoke louder than words

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila In the end, Crispin Beltran's one-bedroom, unpainted, mortgaged house and his fatal fall from a ladder may have touched the nation far more than his angry rhetoric. Filipinos were stunned that a lawmaker chose to live in a poo ...

  2. Strange tale of poverty and drugs ended in airport siege

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Believe it or not, asylum seeker's claims of adventure are impossible to verify He says he grew up orphaned with two older brothers in the infamous Golden Triangle and knew no other life than farming opium poppies. His village of 200 people i ...

  3. Beggars back on New Delhi streets after high court halts crackdown

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... was launched in July to hide the poverty from the thousands of visitors who will descend on the city for the Commonwealth Games in October next year. While the High Court in New Delhi initially ... run from October 3 to 14, saying prosecuting them does nothing to solve the underlying problem of poverty. According to a World Bank report, 42 per cent of India's nearly 1.2 billion ...

  4. A rarely seen side of India

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YP intern Page Leung Slumdog Millionaire Vikas Swarup Published by Scribner ISBN 9781439136652 If you've seen the film Slumdog Millionaire, don't think you know the book. A slumdog is a person who has grown up in the slums of India. This story is about poverty stricken Ram Mohammad Thomas who does the seemingly impossible and wins the TV game show Who Wants ...

  5. Macau activists hit out at arrest of protest leader

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poverty, and high flat prices in recent years. The city's jobless rate for the first quarter of the year stood at 2.9 per cent, the same level as the period from December last year ...

  6. Ningxia police sacked for arresting whistle-blower

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... candidates. Wang said Ma 'did everything but study' while in university and had the worst grades among the graduation class. His father, Ma Chonglin, is deputy head of the Ningxia Poverty ...

  7. Monks' path of resistance

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Rajeshree Sisodia

    ... of Myanmar's cities and towns to demand the regime ease crushing poverty and political repression, momentum grew and protests soon spread. The generals knew the protests must be halted to save ... with growing political repression and poverty, means conditions for further protests are ripe. 'Another monks' uprising may very well be on the horizon,' she said. 'It's ...

  8. letters

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there are concerns about poverty, violence and other problems in the famous Brazilian city. Calista Wong, Leung Shek Chee College ...

  9. Youth's death revives call for police oversight in Malaysia

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... government is ignoring the nexus between poverty, crime and corruption and brutality in the force.' According to statistics presented to parliament last year, 1,335 people died in detention ...

  10. Church may be heading for defeat on birth control

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... country in the world and its 2.04 per cent annual birth rate- which would double the population in 34 years- has been partly blamed for widespread poverty. In the recent presidential election, ...




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