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  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to launch new heart-pounding thrill ride “Turbo Track”
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    The third new ride within 12 months puts guests through an endurance challenge, as they attempt to become Ferrari Test Drivers All India, 20th February 2017: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has unveiled “Turbo Track”, a new, heart-pounding rollercoaster set to open at the end of March. The three-stage experience, which gives guests an authentic feel of what it’s like to become a Ferrari test driver, is the latest thrilling addition to the Park. Adults and children alike will have their limits put to the test, as they get a glimpse into the high-tech world of the Ferrari Driving... Read more »

  • Tibetan Writer Missing Nine Years, Feared Dead
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    Nine years after a controversial Tibetan writer vanished in Sichuan amid widespread protests against Chinese rule, family members now believe the missing man may be dead, Tibetan sources say.Tsawa Danyuk, also called Lodroe Palden, disappeared in April 2008 after posting a notice on his web log saying he was being harassed by Chinese security officers, according to a recorded statement... Read more »
  • Ethnic Militias Decide Not to Sign Myanmar Government’s Cease-fire Agreement
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    A group of ethnic militias decided on Friday not to sign the Myanmar government’s nationwide peace pact on the last day of their three-day summit at the headquarters of the country’s strongest ethnic rebel force, but instead formed a committee to discuss a “new path to peace,” a military official from the conference said. Leaders from seven ethnic militias that have... Read more »
  • Three Uyghur Officials Arrested For ‘Neglecting Duty’ Following December Attack
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    Authorities in China’s far western region of Xinjiang have arrested three Uyghur officials on charges of failing to perform their duty during a December attack by militants on an office of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, state media reported on Thursday.The Dec. 28 attack in Hotan (in Chinese, Hetian) prefecture’s Karakash county left at least five dead, including an official... Read more »
  • A Reporter Looks Back: Seoul Then and Now
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    Each time that I visit Seoul an image from decades ago comes to mind. As a young news agency reporter based in Tokyo, I made several trips to Seoul in the early 1960s. It was a city still recovering from the Korean War, and I saw many men there carrying loads on back-carriers known as A-frames. Even near the center of Seoul... Read more »