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UKHIA, Bangladesh: In a makeshift bamboo clinic, small children struggle to draw breath through surgical masks, victims of a forgotten but deadly disease that has torn through the teeming Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. Diphtheria had been all but eradicated in Bangladesh until last year, when more than 650,000 Rohingya…

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JAKE Macasaet I first met in some post-Ninoy, pre-EDSA’86 anti-Marcos gathering in Parañaque. I had a column then in Mr. & Ms. where I thought I’d also see his byline from time to time. We’d occasionally meet in recent years in the Century Park coffee shop. He seemingly never ran…

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I HAVE never planned a trip in the winter and have been vindicated numerous times. I do not enjoy extremely cold temperatures, much less the wind factor that usually comes with them and effectively lowers them. And I have seen enough snow to last a lifetime. I do not need…

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Part 2 “LIFE begins at the edge of your comfort zone, but navigating the balance between pushing the limits of what’s comfortable and taking unmitigated risks can be tough.“ (Elise Strachan, founder of My Cupcake Addiction). Very well said. It could be demanding at times to live up to what…

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ACCORDING to a New Year’s Day New York Times story, business has become energized and optimistic: to the point of backing its hopes and ambitions with investment capital. Is all this about tax cuts? Not quite all, say Times writers Binyamin Appelbaum and Jim Tankersley. “In the administration and across…

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IS there more irritating nonsense than usual floating around these days? Or am I just getting old? (Ok, both.) Instead of writing a column about each of the things driving me nuts, here are a few observations on a number of them: 1. Former “Today” show staffer Addie Zinone decided…

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BRASÍLIA: Inmates lining up to snort cocaine, booze-fueled parties, and brazen escapes: these unfiltered images from inside Brazil’s prisons are offering outsiders a graphic picture of the anarchic conditions in one of the world’s most populous penitentiary systems. Surviving Brazil’s prisons is certainly not a given. Nine inmates were murdered—some…

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s imposing new harborfront rail terminus promises a high-speed link with China but for some the station represents an existential crisis for the city, with nothing less than its cherished freedoms under threat. Joint immigration checkpoints at the West Kowloon Station are set to become special port…

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MILLENNIALS are the natives of the digital infrastructure. They have the privilege of having been born in a time when everything is within reach through the click of a button. Having worked in Dubai in the 1970s, I learned that there are three kinds of infrastructure: progressive, hard, and soft.…

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