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Burma: Seeing but not believing

Of all the images that have emerged from cyclone-hit Burma, the mostshocking for me were the most long distance ones. NASA releasedsatellite images of the country before and after the cyclone. The‘after' image is barely recognizable - the amount of the Irrawaddydelta in the south that is now blue instead of green is staggering.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Please God, tell me this is going to end soon

Every time I speak to them, my friends in Gaza tell me how scared they are.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma: destruction and gundown

Tropical cyclone Nargis – which hit Burma around midnight on Friday –has ruined many parts of a country which already has poorinfrastructure due to the history of blundering by its militarydictators. Foreign journalists have posed the question: what will theBurmese people think of a regime that rushes armed soldiers onto thestreets to quell any signs of protest but which has been sluggish inassisting the thousands in dire need? I doubt the Burmese will bespending much time over that one -…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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President parties while the Philippines mourns

Where is Benigno Aquino’s empathy for his people? asks Iris Gonzales.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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No justice, no vision

Nigeria’s leadership must be held to account for the ongoing military offensives in the Niger Delta.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Hack-istan

I was starving after work today, so I went straight to the Al-DeiraHotel for a sandwich and a cold glass of melon juice. The Al-Deira ison the seafront, next to the old Gaza harbour: it is an elegant oldhotel with swish rooms and a huge terrace overlooking the sea, and thelocal hang-out for delegates and journalists who come to Gaza. Now thatit’s midsummer, the Al-Deira is packed from dusk onwards, but thecustomers are mostly local.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Who are the terrorists?

The State of Israel isclaiming that two-thirds of Palestinians killed in Gaza were members of terror organizations. Louisa Waugh begs to differ. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Egypt’s cover-up: one year after the Rab’a Square massacre

The military-backed authorities recently refused entry to Human Rights Watch workers. They blocked the messengers but they can’t block the message, says Sarah Leah Whitson..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The ‘curse’ of Philippine floods

While the powerful thrashed out decisions on what to do about climate change, the Philippines was drowning, writes Iris Gonzales.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The politics of humanity and the reality of aid

Former humanitarian chief defends the UN’s record during the civil war in Sri Lanka, but critics are unlikely to be convinced says Chris Harmer.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
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