Reuters:Myanmar police shut down rare protest

Oct 27 (Reuters) – Police in Myanmar halted a demonstration on Thursday by about 60 landless farmers, a rare protest that tests the new civilian government’s commitment to reforms after decades of brutal suppression of dissent.

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Gaddafi begged Italy’s help in letter: report

(Reuters) – Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi wrote to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in August begging him to halt a NATO-led intervention that was helping a rebel uprising drive him from power, French weekly Paris Match reported.

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BBC:Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez celebrates landslide win

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has won a landslide election victory.With votes counted from 75% of polling stations, Ms Fernandez has won 53% of vote, enough to secure re-election in the first round.

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TIME:Top 15 Toppled Dictators

After 42 years in power in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi met his demise Oct. 20. TIME takes a look at other dictators who have been overthrown by their own people

Gaddafi dies of wounds: NTC official

(Reuters) – Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered in his capture near his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, a senior NTC military official said.

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Reuters:More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas

(Reuters) – Scientists have found a direct link between the number of “friends” a person has on Facebook and the size of certain brain regions, raising the possibility that using online social networks might change our brains.

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TheStar:Ensure deported Myanmars not penalised, Govt told

By LOH FOON FONG 

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government must ensure that Myanmar detainees in a swap deal with Malaysia will not be penalised by their government when they return home.

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Don’t send Myanmars back

Brave New World
By Azmi Sharom

Among Myanmars detained in Malaysia for immigration related offences are economic migrants as well as political refugees who left their country for fear of persecution and oppression.

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China police fire on Tibetans

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese police shot and injured two Tibetan protesters in southwestern China last Sunday, and a Tibetan nun burned herself to death the following day, a group advocating self-determination for Tibet said, the latest in months of protests.

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Malaysia and Myanmar to swap immigration detainees

By Melissa Chi
October 17, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein announced today that Malaysia will send back detainees of minor immigration crimes from Myanmar back to their country, and vice versa.

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*Countdown with Keith …: Michael Moore on support of Occupy Wall Street protest

American Spring? ‘Occupy Wall Street just the beginning’

Reuters:Apple must show patents valid in Samsung case

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge said that Samsung Electronic’s Galaxy tablets infringe Apple Inc’s iPad patents, but added that Apple has a problem establishing the validity of its patents in the latest courtroom face-off between the technology giants.

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Forbes:Burma’s Showy Crony

Simon Montlake, 09.28.11, 06:00 PM EDT

Tay Za is the outside face of capitalism in a strange land. But who and what does he represent?

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