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The Indian college kids on break would never have reached that alluring spot on the Beas River without a lane carved by trucks and tractors operated by a network of criminals known as the sand mafia. But there it was. So they filed from their tour bus parked on the rural highway above and headed down the steep-cut banks.
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In the first detailed examination of the relationship between Firestone and Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, this ProPublica/Frontline investigation lays bare the role of a global corporation in a brutal African conflict.
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"Among Chinese netizens, the gifted phone sparked more mirth than envy" -- Putin gives Xi a Russian YotaPhone 2 
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a Russian smartphone, the dual-screen YotaPhone 2, when they met in Beijing at APEC.
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A backstage glimpse at the Plenum “Decision” ----  "What a truly fascinating business this struggle over language is" 
A rare interview in a Guangzhou newspaper offers a rare glimpse into the chaotic negotiation behind the CCP's recent "Decision" -- and the original fate of Xi Jinping's constitutional terms.
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On Nov. 17, John T. Downey died in Branford, Conn., at the age of 84. In September, Slate published an account of Downey's decades-long captivity in China after being captured as part of a failed CIA mission during the Korean War. Andrew Burt's article, reprinted below, chronicled Downey's harrowing experience,...
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Link isnt working, is there any other source of pdf file. Kindly post the same 
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A new age of abundant and cheap energy supplies is redrawing the world’s geopolitical landscape, weakening and potentially threatening the legitimacy of some governments while enhancing the power of others.
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Checking out this article + slideshow --> China’s latest bubble: Chairman Mao memorabilia 
China’s latest bubble: Chairman Mao memorabilia – for The Telegraph – October, 2014 Share on Tumblr
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In his new book, a former Army lieutenant general compares the war on terrorism to Alcoholics Anonymous: "Step one is admitting you have a problem."
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Thanks, sounds like an interesting book, and from the quotes it looks like he's at least thinking in the right direction. All add it to my backlog!
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  • Knight Ridder, McClatchy
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Beijing - Moscow - Baghdad - Cairo (part-time) - Hazard, Ky - Atlanta
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Tom Lasseter is a reporter with Bloomberg News, based in New Delhi. Before this posting he was Beijing bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers from 2010 to Summer 2013. Prior to that, he was the Moscow bureau chief from Spring 2007 to Winter 2009. From there, he covered post-Soviet states — including the Georgia-Russia war in August 2008 — in addition to Afghanistan and Pakistan. He spent much of 2003 to 2006 covering the war in Iraq for Knight Ridder.

Lasseter grew up in Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia.

Lasseter was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy journalism award for international coverage by a print reporter for his China coverage during 2011.

The Society of Professional Journalists recognized Lasseter’s reporting with its 2011 Sigma Delta Chi award for best foreign correspondence by a newspaper or wire service.

For his China coverage in 2010, the Overseas Press Club awarded Lasseter its Madeline Dane Ross Award for best international reporting in the print medium showing a concern for the human condition. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers also awarded Lasseter a 2010 Best in Business award for feature writing in its international category.

A reporting project he led in 2008 about U.S. detention practices in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay won a top Investigative Reporters and Editors award, and an Online Journalism Award for investigative journalism.

The Overseas Press Club awarded Lasseter and two colleagues from the Baghdad bureau its Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper reporting from abroad in 2005.

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  • University of Georgia
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