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Another day another world leader for the people of Rangoon

Even though the length of the visit that Barack Obama made in Rangoon, Burma, was quite short at only 6 hours, it can still be considered historic. It’s the first time that a president of America has visited this country, which is understandable when you consider that until recently it was ruled by military dictators. This visit can be considered a reward for the reforms that

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Coconut crab may sound tasty, but this is no restaurant dish, this is something served up only in the virtual blogging world, the question is what’s on the menu? If there were a category for random news blogs, then this is where you’d find Coconut Crab.

Delivering regularly updated news stories, Coconut Crab can whet your appetite for finance, environment, politics, and the latest from the internet.

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London gangs face crackdown

It was six months ago that rioting occurred in the capital and now police are having a major crackdown on those gangs located in the city which were largely blamed for much of the disorder that occurred during the riots. The rioting was some of the worst that the country has seen for decades and the new police chief in London has said that he is

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Kim Dotcom Megaupload.com fall from grace

Internet entrepreneurs today are only a little different from the entrepreneurs you find in any corporate boardroom; only interested in the bottom line, “blue-sky” thinking and other business jargon.

It wasn’t always that way, however, especially in the early days of the internet when those who set up their own websites and online businesses were often rebellious figures, more interested in changing the world than making their

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High-speed railway route to link North and South

Residents in northern England and Scotland have taken a step closer to a high-speed railway route to London, thanks to the approval of the first stage between the capital and Birmingham.

The fast train, known as the HS2 project, has been in the pipeline for many months and was finally given the go head by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition. Transport Secretary Justine Greening made the

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Eric Cantona president in France

The former striker for Manchester United, Eric Cantona, has recently said that he wishes to run for president in France. He has taken actions to gather signatures from elected officials so that he can start his election campaign by the end of February. Mr Cantona describes himself as an engaged citizen of France and has written to politicians all over the country in the hope that

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Taliban talk about peace talks

A recent move by the Taliban has suggested that they might be ready to begin peace talks about the end of the insurgency in Afghanistan. The Taliban have agreed that they will open up a peace mission in Qatar, and this is seen as a significant reversal of the previous position when it would not end its insurgency in the war-torn country.

The spokesman for the Taliban

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Anonymous Group sends company cash to charities

Thousands of government and private organisations are taking a close look at their accounts after Anonymous Group linked hackers stole credit card info from a security firm in America on Christmas Eve and used the money they stole to make charity donations.

The attack was focused on Texas based Stratfor, a company that offers analysis to international clients on security issues and works with oil companies, banks,

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North Korea and the future of nasty dictators

The announcement on Monday of the death of North Korea’s president-for-life Kim Jong-il brought the country back into the spotlight of international attention.  Analysts on all fronts have made tentative predictions about the short and long-term consequences of his death and the succession of his heir, Kim Jong Un.

As North Koreans officially mourn the passing of their Great Leader, citizens gather at memorials in the capital

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Personal finance education should come into schools

A cross-party group of politicians have recently said the personal finance education should be a part of the school curriculum. An eight-month enquiry by ministers has found that all school leavers should be equipped with basic financial knowledge so that they won’t run into financial difficulties in the future. The report demands that financial education become a part of the school curriculum as soon as possible.

The

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