With his dishevelled mop grazing stern eyebrows, the young activist detained in a Bangkok police station looked straight into the camera and broadcast his message to the world: "We didn't do anything against the law, the real law. What we did was against the law of criminals ... We will never leave any friend to be jailed here. We will all fight together."
In the aftermath of the quakes, one commendable aid effort has been the attempt to meet the needs of menstruating women and girls.
In mid-March the mayor or Paris temporarily imposed a partial driving ban in an attempt to cut toxic smog, after pollution levels briefly surpassed that of Shanghai.
2015/5/28, 1 Comment
The level of global debate about sustainable development is reaching new heights as the United Nations gears up for member states to negotiate the post-2015 development agenda at a landmark summit to be convened by the General Assembly in September.
The Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, held annually on the South Korean island of Jeju, dedicates itself to ideas such as diversity and sustainability. This year, the forum has the theme of building a "New Asia of Trust and Harmony."
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new symbol for industrial India is a majestic lion. The vision document for "Make in India" aired on the net, displays this wonderful creature as a logo.
In view of the consensus for a U.S. rate hike in September, will the May-September romance on the Malaysian stock market turn rocky?
Action may be coming at last to deal with one of the most important threats facing humanity -- the fast-increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and other medicines.
A number of sea and air encounters have occurred between China and the United States near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. In one of them, China declared victory last Friday, claiming its military "drove away" an intruding American P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane which received several warnings from the Chinese military to retreat as it flew over the South China Sea.
- Joe Hung
We've all faked it. Whether once or twice or a few dozen times -- be it through forced smiles or forged signatures, replicated art pieces or plagiarized papers, fake IDs or fake orgasms -- we have all faked our way through social occasions, conversations, professional ladders and -- if one can bring an honest admission of ribaldry here -- sexual situations, where faking it is a lot more helpful than making it.
2015/5/25, 1 Comment