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Cambodia: The Emperor Wears No Clothes

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 2:22 pm Article: Asian Human Rights Commission July 16, 2012 An article by Dr. Gaffar Peang-Meth published by the Asian Human Rights Commission Cambodia: The Emperor Wears No Clothes It was not in my schedule to write an article for publication today. But I sensed anticipation by some readers – and perhaps by the Phnom Penh ...

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Ex-policeman charged over murder of Russian journalist

Anna Politkovskaya … the Russian journalist was killed six years ago. Photo: AFP Russian investigators charged a former policeman on Monday with helping to organise the killing of journalist and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya almost six years ago. The case has come to symbolise the muffling of free speech and the corruption of the judiciary during Vladimir Putin’s 2000-2008 presidency, ...

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Yahoo raids Google’s ranks for its latest CEO

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo has hired longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer as its next CEO in the Internet company’s latest attempt to burnish its image and revive its financial growth after years of often-demoralizing upheaval. The surprise move announced Monday makes Mayer the fifth Yahoo CEO in the past five years to attempt to turn around an Internet icon that ...

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A New Turning Point in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

July 16, 2012 could be another major turning point in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a supplemental new drug application for the previously approved antiretroviral medication tenofovir disoproxil fumarate / emtricitabine (TDF-FTC), to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV by uninfected men and women by taking a pill a day before and after ...

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France’s Front National party to sue Madonna over swastika image

Madonna performs with her dancers during the concert at Le Stade De France in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: David Wolff/Getty Images France’s far-right Front National (FN) is to sue Madonna for using a picture of its leader with a swastika on her forehead. A spokesman for Marine Le Pen, the FN president, who came third in the May presidential elections, ...

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