Category: Asia

 

Using Night-Vision Goggles, Taliban Stage Lethal Attack

NYTIMES.COM – Insurgents overran three Afghan checkpoints, using a technology that once gave the United States an edge in the war. Go to Home Page

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Elections in north-east India highlight the BJPs political savvy

ECONOMIST.COM – The Hindu nationalist ruling party is winning over Christian regionalists

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In South Korea fortune-telling will soon be a $3.7bn business

ECONOMIST.COM – But like every other trade, it is having to contend with automation

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A Greyhound Racetrack Meets Its Demise

NYTIMES.COM – Animal-rights advocates have long criticized the track. Its closing also reflects the islands transformation into a popular tourist destination for families. Go to…

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Opinion | China Dropped Its One-Child Policy. So Why Arent Chinese Women Having More Babies?

NYTIMES.COM – The governments latest demographic program has unmistakably eugenic undertones. In late 2015, when China eased its decades-long policy limiting most couples to having…

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China would not be the only country hurt by US steel tariffs

CNBC.COM – Heavy tariffs and quotas on steel will hurt China, but other countries might suffer damage from such measures as well. Heavy tariffs and…

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Soybeans: A massive US farming industry fears China trade trouble

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The Peculiar Position of Indias Third Gender

NYTIMES.COM – Hijras occupy a special place in Hinduism. But their relationship to modern Mumbai, where transgender people are legally recognized, remains fraught. Hijras occupy…

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