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India’s shame: Parents among those caught in massive secondary school exam cheating – BBC World News

March 21, 2015

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  Cheating goes on everywhere in the world but the practice is legendary in India where the  BBC World News has brought the world pictures in different editions this week  beyond what anyone – at least those of us outside the subcontinent – could ever have imagined. There have been tales of Western world corporations, […]

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” … get up late and struggle with fate,” & why the Chinese get up early – Leo Timm/Epoch Times

March 3, 2015

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“Rise early, rise at daybreak. Once you rise, do not again fall back to bed” – Chinese General Zeng Guofang, the man who, in the 19th century, led imperial Chinese armies to victory during the Taiping Rebellion. Zhu Xi, a 12th-century scholar whose teachings and interpretations of the Confucian texts influenced many generations of Chinese, […]

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66% of Tata, founded by Jamsetji Tata in the 19th Century, has always been owned by charities – BBC News

February 3, 2015

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The men of steel with a softer side By Zareer Masani and Vibeke Venema BBC World Service Tata, the Indian company that owns Tetley Tea and Jaguar Land Rover, prides itself on its ethics – 66% of the business is owned by charities. Its unique character was shaped by the passions of its founder Jamsetji […]

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Young Chinese and a young African lady rock Shanghai at Christmas 2014! – Tola Adenle

January 6, 2015

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The young Nigerian lady who took some of these pictures and also appear in others has always fitted in wherever she was, and it therefore came as no surprise when I read in one of her emails how she’s made “loads of friends” even as I – like any African mom – was still wondering […]

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Dubai: Building her wealth on an inhumane and evil system of exploitation of Asian immigrants – Sam Webb for Mailonline

December 4, 2014

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Eight years ago, my spouse and I decided to visit Dubai by spending three days on our way to visit our kids in the UK.  It was during the Ramadan and we had gotten a very good deal on a nice hotel room with balconies on two sides and a view of the Gulf albeit […]

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Tyrant of the Water Works Taken Down in China – Epoch Times/Lu Chen

December 1, 2014

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This is a case of a minor official and major corruption. A deputy department-level Communist Party official under investigation for taking bribes and embezzling public funds was found to own 68 houses. Police seized 120 million yuan (US$19.6 million) cash and 27 Kg gold (approximately 60 pounds, worth US$1.2 million at current prices) in his […]

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India: Eight Women Die After Mass Sterilisation – Sky News/yahoo news

November 11, 2014

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https://uk.news.yahoo.com/india-eight-women-die-mass-sterilisation-050446672.html#tpVJXVU NOVEMBER 11, 2014: 10:50 p.m. [GMT]

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Thailand unveils robotic food taster to measure quality of national cuisine – telegraph.co.uk/By Phillip Sherwell

October 10, 2014

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I love Thai food the way most people around the world love Chinese food. For someone who picked up the Thai taste in her 40s, I should be adjudged someone who already knew the tastes of really good food or made a subjective decision based on one particular spicy Thai dish before coming to a […]

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize: Malala wins one for us all – Tola Adenle

October 10, 2014

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2014 Nobel Peace Winners: Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai were recognised for their efforts to improve child rights [Getty Images] The whole world already knows her story, the story of a young school girl who held on to her dream of preaching education for girls despite a nightmare. She stood up to the evil that […]

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Li Na: Tennis glitterati bid long goodbye to a Great – cnn.com/Matt Majendie

October 3, 2014

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Li Na Read the story of Li Na’s emotional goodbye to Tennis at her home country’s China Open: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/01/sport/tennis/li-na-tennis-farewell/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014. 10:45 p.m. [GMT] Do check out my rested blog for more essays on Sports, Politics, Health, et cetera: https://emotan.wordpress.com/ [Old emotanafricana.com]

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