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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1732

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Turning Trump into Triumph: ‘I’ and ‘h’ may come from Iowa and (New) Hampshire

As things stand in the race for the presidential nominee of the Republican Party, Donald J Trump, as Mr Trump wants himself to be known, seems to be enjoying an unassailable lead over his rivals. His closest rival, meanwhile, the heavily-animated, Canadian-born Ted Cruz seems to be struggling to keep pace with the former, despite the impressive oratory at his disposal – after running short of new ideas.

Turning Trump into Triumph: ‘I’ and ‘h’ may come from Iowa and (New) Hampshire
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Oil Price Crash: $10 a barrel is no longer consumers’ wishful thinking

Up until extreme rationalists started looking down on them, there had been folks in Wales, Great Britain, who used to believe that the sound of an owl amongst their houses was a harbinger of an unmarried woman losing her virginity in the village.

Oil Price Crash: $10 a barrel is no longer consumers’ wishful thinking
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Dangerous Nuclear Adventurism of North Korea

The nuclear bomb, detonated by North Korea this week, took the entire international community by surprise, because, with that Kim Jong-un, the baby-faced strongman of North Korea, significantly dashed the hopes of Korean unification, while somewhat contradicting himself: in his New Year Message, there were peace overtures from Pyongyang, much to the excitement of everyone concerned on the issue.

Dangerous Nuclear Adventurism of North Korea
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The Tumultuous Flight of a Breast Restraining Apparatus - BRA

We, a nation, which always aspires to be the first in any field in the world, got almost closer to one recently, when a bra suddenly flew towards a Latin American rocker in Colombo, exactly like a comet closing in on the Sun in its orbit – creating a breath-holding spectacle at first, only to be followed by a destruction on astronomical scale.

The Tumultuous Flight of a Breast Restraining Apparatus - BRA
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Boxing Day Floods Cause Disasters in Northern Britain

The disastrous floods that started causing havoc in the north of England on the Boxing Day show no sign of abating, according to the weather forecasters. In Lancashire and Yorkshire, the regions worst hit by the deluge, there are already two red flood alerts in place – the highest warning that implies the danger to life. Residents have been forced to abandon their belongings and homes, as the flood waters started pouring through the streets out of the blue.

 Boxing Day Floods Cause Disasters in Northern Britain
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B for Brandishing! - B-52 strategic bomber winds up China

The US military flew one of its strategic bombers this week, the menacing B-52 aircraft, close to the Spratly islands in the disputed South China Sea, which in turn prompted China to react in the usual manner in situations of this kind, especially involving the world’s only superpower, the US.

B for Brandishing! -  B-52 strategic bomber winds up China
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The Officer and Gentleman: Major Tim Peake at his Career Peak

It was a breathtakingly beautiful lift-off: the elegant Soyuz rocket, carrying the two astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut, blasted off into the wintry skies over Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan at 11.03 am GMT, much to the delight of millions of Britons of all walks of life and of course, the space enthusiasts all over the world.

The Officer and Gentleman: Major Tim Peake at his Career Peak
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Looking into the Abyss of Oil Price Rout

The descent of oil price on a financial chart is almost like that of a parachutist with a pleasant spectacle to look at from consumers’ point of view. Whereas the parachutist may be at the mercy of gravity, the price of oil seems to be hinging on the wishful thinking of the world’s largest producer, Saudi Arabia, which has not given up on pushing the new competitors in the industry, mainly the shale oil producers in the US, to the wall.

Looking into the Abyss of Oil Price Rout
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The Great Myth: Making Next Prabhakaran by Selective Mimicking

The so-called ‘ heroes’ day’ in the northern Sri Lanka, came and went with a combined whiff of misplaced sentiments and blatantly-exaggerated significance attached to it by certain politicians in the South, completely in synch with what normally used to build up in the run up to an occasion of this nature.

The Great Myth: Making Next Prabhakaran by Selective Mimicking
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Trivialization of Sunni-Shiite Divide and the Birth of ISIS

Having managed to keep the threat of Russian or Chinese veto to a minimum, the United Nations on Friday unanimously approved a resolution, calling on the national governments to take ‘all the necessary measures’ in the collective fight against the Islamic State; it, however, failed to spell out what those measure were; nor did it give the green light for military action. In short, it was still open to interpretation.

Trivialization of Sunni-Shiite Divide and the Birth of ISIS
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