Monday, July 25, 2011

Asia Compact | 25.07.2011, 18:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

25.07.2011, 18:00 UTC
ASIA COMPACT

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Overview of Topics

* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* UN orders investigation into Sri Lankan war crimes
* Myanmar currency crunch cripples exporters, risks crisis
* New US envoy to Afghanistan cautions against rushing exit
* Deadly crash raises concern about China's rapid rail expansion
* 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
* 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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UN orders investigation into Sri Lankan war crimes

The Sri Lankan government maintains that no civilians were killed during
the end phase of the country's civil war in 2009. Yet the there is
overwhelming evidence that speaks for the opposite. The UN demands a probe.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc72bI45gen02I0

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Myanmar currency crunch cripples exporters, risks crisis

Myanmar's kyat currency has appreciated by 20 percent in the past year
creating problems for traders and exporters even as inflation pushes up
costs. The new government does not seem to be able to tame the currency
rise.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc72bI45gen02I1

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New US envoy to Afghanistan cautions against rushing exit

Ryan Crocker has been sworn in as the United States' ambassador to
Afghanistan. While emphasizing there will be 'no rush for the exits,' he
also said the US was not interested in building permanent bases in
Afghanistan.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc72bI45gen02I2

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Deadly crash raises concern about China's rapid rail expansion

Concerns over the competence of China's railway technologies are being
raised after a deadly crash killed almost 40 people in China. Stock markets
have also reflected a lack of confidence as share prices have dropped.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc72bI45gen02I3

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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=ewc72bI45gen02I4

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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=ewc72bI45gen02I5

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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=ewc72bI45gen02I6

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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=ewc72bI45gen02I7

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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=ewc72bI45gen02I8

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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=ewc72bI45gen02I9

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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=ewc72bI45gen02Ia

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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=ewc72bI45gen02Ib

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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=ewc72bI45gen02Ic

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