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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1588

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Unsolved Mystery behind Plummeting Oil Price

Oil prices, consistently indicated both by Brent, the global benchmark and the U.S. benchmark, have been falling for more than six successive weeks, yet no one knows what exactly is causing the mysterious phenomenon that defies the conventional wisdom.

Unsolved Mystery behind Plummeting Oil Price
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“Aliens do exit!” Lockheed Martin Scientist in Extraordinary Claim

Judging by the airtime taken by three major, global television channels – Discovery, National Geographic and History – in broadcasting lengthy programmes on the subjects of supernatural every single day, it makes perfect sense to assume that the cumulative public interest in extra-terrestrials or aliens has never been more intense than it is now.

“Aliens do exit!” Lockheed Martin Scientist in Extraordinary Claim
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The Birth of iPod: watershed moment of digital music industry

When Steve Jobs, the then CEO of Apple, took the stage at Apple Head Quarters for a low-key Apple music event on October 23, 2001, the collective mood of the venue was already sombre, as the Americans were still reeling from the horrors of 9/11 on home soil.

The Birth of iPod: watershed moment of digital music industry
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Keep Innovating or else be prepared to be left obsolete: Google Chairman warns!

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google and the world’s 138th richest man, disclosed something on Monday that took both the technocrats and ordinary web users by complete surprise, regardless of their respective loyalties.

Keep Innovating or else be prepared to be left obsolete: Google Chairman warns!
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Hong Kong Protests: feeble democracy is not the only issue facing Hong Kongers

As the number of protesters on Hong Kong streets swells into hundreds of thousands, China took the first swipe at an ‘unnamed’ country for ‘stirring things up’ in a thinly-veiled accusation; identifying the country in question is not rocket science, though. It was against the United Kingdom, the former colonial ruler.

Hong Kong Protests: feeble democracy is not the only issue facing Hong Kongers
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Arachnophobia: threat of invasion by spiders in Britain

It is not just the North African immigrants, who have been playing peek-a-boo with the French authorities in their quest for setting foot in Britain, near the English Channel for some time, that pose a threat of invasion to the island nation. A notoriously disorganized army of spiders, belonging to 600 different species, are doing the same by stealth at present, as the autumn sets in with cooling temperatures, after a fairly warm summer.

Arachnophobia: threat of invasion by spiders in Britain
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Google Bashing

Google’s troubles with European regulators do not seem to be abating, just as the search giant has been honoring the ruling made by the European Court of Justice – ECJ - over the issue of so-called right-to-be forgotten.

Google Bashing
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“A Leftie who hates the poor:” former French First Lady Blasts her ex-partner, President Hollande

Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet, may not be the best man to analyse the virtues of institution of marriage, yet he appeared to have got the above one-liner right, when it comes to the exposure of endless dramas of catfights surrounding a man - often involving high profile cases in public.

“A Leftie who hates the poor:” former French First Lady Blasts her ex-partner, President Hollande
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Europe at War? Crisis in Ukraine is spiralling out of control

By the weekend, there were two frighteningly significant developments in Europe as far as the collective security of the continent – and beyond, as well - was concerned: First, there was a thinly-veiled warning from President Putin against the West – not to mess with nuclear armed Russia; then, the assertion made by the Lithuanian president that Europe is already at war with Russia over Ukraine.

Europe at War? Crisis in Ukraine is spiralling out of control
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Volatility on Ukraine’s Eastern Front: President Putin’s dangerous military manoeuvres

In fluctuating order of volatility, the crises in Iraq and Ukraine swap their relative positions around, while generating more heat and sound than any pleasant form of light, as the clueless world has been forced to witnesses the combined morbid spectacle from a comfortable distance in total bewilderment.

Volatility on Ukraine’s Eastern Front: President Putin’s dangerous military manoeuvres
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