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Tourists behaving badly in Thailand
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Tourists behaving badly in Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand - The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists. Thousands... (photo: WN / Marzena J.)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to Greenland to see first-hand the impacts of climate change, 27 March, 2014.
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UN: greenhouse gas emissions nearly doubled in first decade of 21st century
Leaked draft shows emissions grew nearly twice as fast from 2000-10 as in previous 30 years – despite economic slowdown Smoke rises from the chimneys of a power plant near Shanghai, China. Carbon... (photo: UN / Mark Garten)
Pedestrians under umbrellas walk past the electronic stock board of a Tokyo securities firm Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008.  Business Day 
Japanese tech shares take heat from stronger yen
SYDNEY — Japanese shares were slugged on Monday by a one-two combination of a higher yen and a sell-off in the tech sector, while the euro struggled with speculation of more policy easing at home. The... (photo: AP / Katsumi Kasahara)
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Snow In London 2013.  The Observer 
Room at the top: London's super-prime housing market
One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, London: in 2013, 85% of new houses in London were sold to non-UK buyers. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian Where Hampstead Heath meets Highgate Hill, behind... (photo: WN / Periasamy)
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Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, meets Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Oct.28,2013. Business Insider
US Backs Militarization Of Japan In Response To China
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) shakes hands with Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he... (photo: EC / EU)
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Night view of Pudong over the Huangpu River in Shanghai. "Pudong" referred to the land in the east of Huangpu River. However, the area nearby the River was administered by other districts in Puxi including Huangpu District, Yangpu District, Nanshi District (absorbed by Huangpu District now). Business Insider
Here's Your Ultimate Guide To Shanghai
Shanghai, China See Also Special presentation: Despite its Communist legacy, Shanghai is now a dazzling showcase for 21st-century China. This visitor guide helps you... (photo: Creative Commons / Henrik Hansson)
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Philippine Ships Are Now Dodging Chinese Blockades To Reach South China Sea Outpost
SECOND THOMAS SHOAL, South China Sea (Reuters) - The Philippine government vessel made a dash for shallow waters around the disputed reef in the South China Sea, evading... (photo: WN / RTayco)
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From left to right: The Peace Hotel, Bank of China building, and former Yokohama Specie Bank. Business Insider
UBS: China's Shadow Banking Sector Is Actually Pretty Small
A businessman looks at his mobile phone as he walks in the financial area of Pudong in Shanghai May 30, 2013. Investors are worried that defaults in China's shadow... (photo: Creative Commons / Shizhao)
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Blindfolded Mahmoud Asgari, 16, left, and another unidentified teenager are set to be publicly hanged, in Mashhad, Iran, on charges of raping boys in this photo taken on July 19, 2005. Business Insider
Iran And Iraq Responsible For 'Sharp Global Spike' In Executions
See Also Rights group Amnesty International says in its annual report on the death penalty that Iran and Iraq were responsible for a "sharp global spike" in executions... (photo: AP / )
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Solar power sales grow in Asia
Asia, led by Japan, has become the largest market for China's solar power products, as exports to Europe plummet amid trade disputes, an industry official said on... (photo: WN / Aruna Mirasdar)
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West seeks to isolate Russia over Ukraine dispute
Seeking to isolate Russia, President Barack Obama and Western and Asian allies moved to indefinitely cut Moscow out of a major international coalition on Monday,... (photo: WN /Agnieszka Dziubińska)
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Pedestrians cover their heads to protect from the rain in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. Japanese shares tumbled early Tuesday after a brutal session on Wall Street overnight, but the sell-off eased as the government signaled it may move to prop up stock prices. The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average lost 1.5 percent, or 107.6 points, to 7,2 Newsday
Asia stocks rise on stimulus hopes; Europe down
SEOUL, South Korea - Asian stock markets were boosted Monday by expectations of economic stimulus in China after manufacturing continued to weaken in March. European... (photo: AP / Katsumi Kasahara)
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