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Beijing Marathon Smog Takes Health Out of Exercise
Offbeat  (tags: CO2emissions, climate, destruction, energy, environment, globalwarming, globalwarming, government, healthconditions, healthconditions, humans, pollution, Sustainabililty, world, environment, health, humans, news, safety, society, sports, world, asia, chin )

Jessica
- 57 days ago - yourenergyblog.com
Smog in Beijing is so bad that marathon runners were wearing gas masks last week. It's one of the smoggiest cities in the world. 30,000 athletes were registered to run. Some dropped out, some quit early, and some wore masks.
Headgear Caps Divisions in Myanmar Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: asia, government, politics, Myanmer, parliament, dress code )

Naoko
- 66 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The only question opposition lawmaker U Win Htein asked the parliament last session was for permission to remove his silk turban, saying it was causing him headaches and hair loss.
India Successfully Puts Spacecraft in Mars Orbit
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Naoko
- 88 days ago - the-japan-news.com
India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.
Save the Wild Tigers of Vietnam - ForceChange
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, animals, government, habitatdestruction, nature, protection, wildlife, trees, world, globalwarming, pollution, activists, culture, death, education, environment, ethics, government )

Wendy
- 100 days ago - forcechange.com
Please sign this petition to urge the Prime Minister Tan Dung Nguyen and the Vietnamese government to strengthen their enforcement of banning illegal trading and poaching while also preserving the remaining forests, loss of which is the biggest threat
Japan Paid ¥380 Million in Compensation for Accidents Caused By U.S. Military Personnel
Offbeat  (tags: usa, asia, troops, military, crime, Japan, compensation, burden, Okinawa, SOFA )

Naoko
- 129 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Under the agreement, which forms the legal framework for U.S. military personnel operating in Japan, the Japanese government is obliged to cover 25 percent of compensation for incidents that occur during U.S. military duties, even if Japan played no role
Michael's Revolution #9   video
Offbeat  (tags: activists, americans, goodnews, government, health, interesting, society, humans, ethics, elections, freedoms, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, best, ethics, humanrights, israel, middle-east, UnitedNations, world, bizarre, business, children, ethics, inter )

Michael
- 183 days ago - youtube.com
A hard to believe story which will all add. How many will believe that Michael of Daniel 12;1, is the child of Revelations 12, and #9 from the Beatles song Revolution #9 where Lennon says near the end, "Take this brother may it serve you well.?"
One Woman's Mark on the Nation's Constitution
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Naoko
- 188 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Beate Sirota Gordon, who played a big role in drafting the women's rights section of the Japanese Constitution.
Pacific Naval Powers Sign Pact Aimed at Preventing Conflicts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Arms, Asia, China, Conflict, Japan, Military, Navy, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, USA )

Ray
- 241 days ago - rt.com
As US military action increases in the western Pacific, more than 20 countries became signatories to an agreement on Tuesday that establishes guidelines for communication, while hoping to halt military maneuvers in disputed areas.
Report Indicates That US Aligned Regimes Are Preparing for War
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Asia, Budget, Middle East, Military, NATO, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 245 days ago - rt.com
Every year the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) releases a study on military spending around the world. This year's report contains many interesting details.
Monsanto's Roundup May Be Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease, New Study Suggests
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Ray
- 296 days ago - rt.com
A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto's Roundup herbicide in areas with hard water, a new study has found.
Video:What One Thing Has Every Woman Of A Certain Age Done, According To Meryl Streep?
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JL
- 388 days ago - upworthy.com
Victoria Fine It's pretty rare for one incredibly successful woman to vulnerably look up to another in public. Yet here we are. **watch to the end**
Outrage Grows in India as Temple Stampede Toll Hits 115
Offbeat  (tags: asia, India, temple, stampede, deaths, sad, police )

Naoko
- 432 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
RATANGARH - Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago.
The Innovation Mindset in Action: Shantha Ragunathan
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, children, ethics, GoodNews, interesting, society, world, interesting, culture )

JL
- 501 days ago - blogs.hbr.org
we met Shantha Ragunathan, an illiterate woman from Kodapattinam, a remote village in Tamil Nadu, India. Her story is at once heartbreaking and inspiring, showing that game changers can come from all walks of life, all over the world.
How One Moment With a Bear Inspired My Work to End Bear Bile Farming
Offbeat  (tags: Bears, bile, Asia, suffer, caged, animal rights, animal advocates, protection, wildlife )

Julie
- 521 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Bile is extracted using various painful, invasive techniques, all of which cause massive infection to the bears. This cruel practice continues despite the availability of a large number of effective and affordable herbal and synthetic alternatives.
'Honey Laundering' An International Scandal | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Offbeat  (tags: food, honey, corn syrup, cheap substitutes, safety, rice syrup, asia, honey laundering )

Tamara
- 633 days ago - mnn.com
There might be something funny in your honey. Food-safety experts have found that much of the honey sold in the United States isn't actually honey, but a concoction of corn or rice syrup, malt sweeteners or "jiggery" (cheap, unrefined sugar), plus a sma
 

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