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Nanjing Road (China)

This big street is Nanjing Road.

It is the most famous pedestrian street in Shanghai.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Flâneur

No matter what I do in China, as welcome as I feel, I’m naturally a flâneur, which is a fancy word for objective observer. Here I’m sharing a recently repainted administration building. 264 more words


No more swearing, promises foul-mouthed Philippine President Duterte

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

MANILA (WASHINGTON POST) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made a solemn promise: no more swearing.

Mr Duterte, who famously cursed the Pope and used a slang term that translates as “son of a whore” in reference to President Barack Obama, was flying back from Japan late on Thursday (Oct 27), looking at a vast expanse of sky, listening to his colleagues snore, when he heard a voice say, “If you don’t stop epithets, I will bring this plane down now.” 303 more words

Current Affairs

A day in the Minahasa Highlands, North Sulawesi – 2

After a long morning of sightseeing in the Minahasa Highlands and a much needed pit-stop for lunch in Tomohon, we continued with the rest of our tour. 571 more words


Myanmar probes Rohingya Muslim's death in custody during military operation

By Simon Lewis

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar is investigating the death in custody of a 60-year-old Rohingya Muslim, the office of President Htin Kyaw said, as a security sweep in the country’s northwest is increasingly beset by allegations of human rights abuses. 446 more words

News Wire

Myanmar investigators dismiss missing plane reports, end search

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar has halted an investigation into unconfirmed reports of an aircraft crashing into the sea off the country’s west coast on Friday, a senior official with the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said. 183 more words

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