Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Asia Compact | 10.05.2011, 18:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

10.05.2011, 18:00 UTC
ASIA COMPACT

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Overview of Topics

* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* Thai PM sets general elections for July
* Pakistan may extradite bin Laden's wives to US
* TEPCO asks Japanese government to pay compensation
* Chinese refuse to put out their cigarettes despite ban
* Global Media Forum 2011
* Walled in! - The inner German border
* PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org
* Free podcasts: live performances from the Beethovenfest
* DW Asia goes multimedia
* All about 2010 FIFA World Cup
* Free podcasts and LIVE-STREAM: Paavo Jarvi interprets Beethoven
* Travel Europe on a shoestring
* An interactive research trip to Papua New Guinea
* Join us for a jungle expedition

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Find out what's making the news across Asia

Our daily reports and analysis on a wide range of issues from the world of
politics, business and culture provide an in-depth look at what's going on
in that part of the world.

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Thai PM sets general elections for July

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has set the date for elections in
July – six months ahead of schedule. The vote will test the country's
volatile democratic tradition and the race is expected to be extremely
close.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02I0

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Pakistan may extradite bin Laden's wives to US

Pakistan's likely decision to allow US officials to interrogate three of
Osama bin Laden's wives, who are currently detained, might help somewhat to
stabilize the strained relations between the two countries.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02I1

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TEPCO asks Japanese government to pay compensation

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) says it faces funding problems and needs state
help to continue operating. It especially needs the government's assistance
to compensate those affected by its stricken plant in Fukushima.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02I2

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Chinese refuse to put out their cigarettes despite ban

China has just introduced a smoking ban in public places, including
restaurants, bars, stations, libraries and hospitals but citizens don't
seem willing to give up their old habits that easily.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02I3

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Global Media Forum 2011

The fourth Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum "Human Rights in a globalized
World - Challenges for the Media", international conference, 20-22 June
2011, Bonn/Germany

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02I4

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Walled in! - The inner German border

For the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Deutsche Welle has
developed a unique project in cooperation with the Berlin Wall Foundation:
an animated depiction of the former German-German border.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02I5

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PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org

Atlantic-community.org is an online platform for transatlantic debate on
key issues of international politics and globalization. Find thought
provoking analysis from international policy leaders and decision makers.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02I6

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Free podcasts: live performances from the Beethovenfest

Deutsche Welle presents highlights recorded live at the Beethovenfest,
including star performers and up-and-coming talent like percussionist
Martin Grubinger and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Download for
free!

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02I7

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DW Asia goes multimedia

For more background on the biggest stories in Asia, check out Deutsche
Welle's new Asia page in English at www.dw-world.de/asiacompact.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02I8

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All about 2010 FIFA World Cup

Keep up with all the action around the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Visit
DW-WORLD.DE for the complete coverage of the tournament.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02I9

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Free podcasts and LIVE-STREAM: Paavo Jarvi interprets Beethoven

DW presents live recordings from this year's Beethovenfest, available
starting Sept. 9. Also, don't miss the LIVE-STREAM of all nine Beethoven
symphonies from Sept. 9-12, interpreted by conductor Paarvo Jarvi.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02Ia

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Travel Europe on a shoestring

Want to explore Europe but you're on a tight budget? In this weekly
podcast, DW-RADIO's Pulse takes you to some of Europe's most interesting
cities and proves you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy them.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02Ib

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An interactive research trip to Papua New Guinea

Join our reporter on an interactive journey to Papua New Guinea and visit
the country's protected forests. You can speak to the local people and find
out more about their communities.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02Ic

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Join us for a jungle expedition

Learn about conservation and the threats that are facing the rainforests in
Guyana when we take you on a virtual tour. Our new WebDoc provides an
interactive journey through the jungle. (more)

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaa74I45gen02Id

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