‘Human error’ brings Internet chaos for millions

   ‘Human error’ brings Internet chaos for millions 

 

LONDON, Feb 1 — The search engine incorrectly labelled all other websites as potentially harmful and stopped Internet users from directly clicking through to their search results.

The problem arose at around 2.30pm local time yesterday and was only fixed after 40 minutes — by which time millions of users had been affected.

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STRIKINGLY SIMILAR TEACHING IN BUDDHISM AND ISLAM BUT BUDDHIST AND ISLAMIC COUNTRIES ARE DOING THE OPPOSITE AGAINST THEIR RESPECTIVE RELIGIONS

STRIKINGLY SIMILAR TEACHING IN BUDDHISM AND ISLAM

BUT BUDDHIST AND ISLAMIC COUNTRIES ARE DOING THE OPPOSITE

AGAINST THEIR RESPECTIVE RELIGIONS

 

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Discussion 7 : 31/01/2009 at 11:55 PM7

Many Thais, perhaps even most Thais, agree with General Aphichart. They think it is normal and natural that the Thai authorities should push starving, sick, injured foreigners out into the sea and leave them to die. 
It’s perfectly acceptable, simply because they are foreigners with no money.
Foreigners should be aware of that attitude when choosing whether or not to invest, holiday, or retire in “amazing” Thailand. 
The Lord Buddha, by contrast, suggested that poor people, wherever they come from, could be seen as an opportunity for the rich to make religious merit. He suggested that the rich – such as, presumably, General Aphichart, and other “high society” Thais – can, and should, help poor people, and give them food and shelter, wherever they happen to come from. 
A radical concept, whose time has surely come, even in Thailand.

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Thailand ‘cannot care’ for Rohingya

Thailand ‘cannot care’ for Rohingya

Published: 31/01/2009

 

Defence Ministry permanent secretary Gen Aphichart Penkitti said on Saturday that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva had used World Economic Forum in Davos to clarify to the international community about Rohingya problems and Thailand’s position was now better understood.

Gen Aphichart said  Rohingya migrants had used Thailand as a conduit to a better life in a third country. About the human rights issue, Article 257 of the Constitution states that Human Rights Commission would do as much as possible to observe human rights, but must regard the country and people’s interests as paramount rather than trying to find faults with security officers.

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Amnesty slates Burma on migrants

Amnesty slates Burma on migrants

 

The human rights group Amnesty International on Friday called on Burma to stop persecuting its Rohingya people and urged its neighbours to meet their humanitarian obligations.

London-based Amnesty International said in an open letter issued in Bangkok that the mistreatment of the Muslim minority from Burma’s western Rakhine State was the “root cause” of a crisis which has seen thousands of migrants cast adrift in open seas.

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Video shows evidence of phosphorus bombs in Gaza

 

Video shows evidence of phosphorus bombs in Gaza

Gaza doctors detail burns to entire victims’ bodies from chemical that is forbidden to be used as a weapon

 

 

A doctor shows phosphorus bomb injuries in Gaza. Warning: contains graphic footage of war injuries Link to this video

Video showing injuries consistent with the use of white phosphorus shells has been filmed inside hospitals treating Palestinian wounded in Gaza City.

Contact with the shell remnants causes severe burns, sometimes burning the skin to the bone, consistent with descriptions by Ahmed Almi, an Egyptian doctor at the al-Nasser hospital in Khan Younis.

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Amnesty warns Israel could be guilty of war crimes and Israel admits

 

 

Israel admits troops may have used

phosphorus shells in Gaza

Amnesty warns Israel could be guilty of war crimes

 

 

Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli soldiers prepare white phosphorus 155mm artillery shells (light green) as troops keep position on the Israel-Gaza border. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Israel has admitted – after mounting pressure – that its troops may have used white phosphorus shells in contravention of international law, during its three-week offensive in the Gaza Strip.

One of the places most seriously affected by the use of white phosphorus was the main UN compound in Gaza City, which was hit by three shells on 15 January. The same munition was used in a strike on the al-Quds hospital in Gaza City the same day.

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Amnesty International Report 2008 State of the MYANMAR’s human rights

 

UNION OF MYANMAR

Head of State Senior General Than Shwe
Head of government General Thein Sein (replaced General Soe Win in October)
Death penalty abolitionist in practice
Population 51.5 million
Life expectancy 60.8 years
Under-5 mortality (m/f) 107/89 per 1,000
Adult literacy 89.9 per cent

Amnesty International Report 2008 State of the MYANMAR’s human rights

The human rights situation in Myanmar continued to deteriorate, culminating in September when authorities staged a five-day crackdown on widespread protests that had begun six weeks earlier. The peaceful protests voiced both economic and political grievances. More than 100 people were believed to have been killed in the crackdown, and a similar number were the victims of enforced disappearance. Several thousands were detained in deplorable conditions. The government began prosecutions under anti-terrorism legislation against many protestors. International response to the crisis included a tightening of sanctions by Western countries. At least 1,150 additional political prisoners, some arrested decades ago, remained in detention.

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