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Bitcoin in India: What Happens When the World's Largest Remittance Market Regulates Bitcoin?
Earlier this week, CCN reported that the Supreme Court of India request the central bank and the authorities to provide clarity on the regulatory framework surrounding bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market. "According to Indian news daily The Hindu, three justices from India's Supreme Court - the hi
Ukrainian exchange student will spend year in Nevis
Mariya Berezovets - a 16-year-old exchange student from Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine - arrived in Nevis in early September. She left behind a bustling city of 700,000. Life in a small, northern Minnesota town has been a radically different change of pace, but Mariya, who goes by "Marie," likes it. She's en
Rohingya Return Deal: Reality or PR Stunt? - Daily Brief
Plus: Zimbabwe's new president sworn in; Refugees removed from Manus center; People starving under siege in Syria and Yemen; UN experts threatened in Burundi; Torture in Rwanda; Kyrgyzstan has a new president; and the French foreign minister is in China. Get the Daily Brief by email, on Snapchat (fo
Kyrgyzstan inaugurates new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) (AFP) - Kyrgyzstan's new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov was inaugurated Friday in a ceremony marking the first peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in the Central Asian country. Jeenbekov, 59, a close ally of outgoing Almazbek Atambayev, swore to protect the "unity
Islamic State beheads 15 of its own fighters: Afghan official
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Islamic State beheaded 15 of its own fighters due to infighting in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said, while a separate suicide attack on Thursday tore into a crowd in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, killing at least eight. People look
Victoria's Secret Meets China's Security
At one point, it must've seemed like a good idea. Victoria's Secret, the American lingerie brand, was making a major push to expand its business globally. China, marketing a "New Era" in international relations, wanted to project a confident, business-friendly image to the world. So holding the 2017
Szilvassy of Hungary wins second World title as first U23 World champs are crowned
Photo: Erik Szilvassy of Hungary at U23 World Championships. Photo provided by United World Wrestling. BYDGOSZCZ, Poland - The first U23 World champions were crowned on Tuesday night in Bydgoszcz, Poland, at the inaugural U23 World Championships. A big four-pointer early in the first period was al
China says Shanghai security bloc could soon agree on free trade area
BEIJING, Nov 21 (Reuters) - China hopes the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) security bloc will soon be able to set up a long-mooted free trade area, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday ahead of a summit of the grouping in Russia late next week. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, T
Vietnam need to improve ahead of 2019 Asian Cup
For Southeast Asia, performances served up during qualification for the 2019 Asian Cup have been as varied as the region's cuisine. Thailand are already there, thanks to their excellent performances earlier. Six others from the region made the final round of qualification for the tournament to be he
Live Now in Kyrgyzstan
Pete R. traveled to Kyrgyzstan to hike its mountainous peaks, explore its diverse cities, and fall in love with its charm and hospitality. Why did you decide to visit Kyrgyzstan? When I was hiking around Petra in Jordan two years ago, I met a Danish woman who was working with Doctors Without Borde
Second Committee Approves 8 Resolutions including Text Calling upon Israel to End Exploitation of Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syrian Golan
GA/EF/3489 GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 25TH MEETING (PM) The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today approved eight draft resolutions, including one calling on Israel to cease exploitation of the occupied Palestinian territory and Syrian Golan. Also by that tex
Kyrgyzstan: Earthquake - Emergency Plan of Action Final Report DREF n MDRKG012
On 3 May 2017, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 10 km occurred in northern Tajikistan near the border of Kyrgyzstan. The epicenter of the earthquake was 120 km away from Batken and 192 km from Osh city in southern Kyrgyzstan. Several aftershocks occurred the following days; a 5.8 earthquak
Myanmar football: 2017 in review
2017 was a historic year in Myanmar football as a new club emerged as champions of the National League. For the first time in nine seasons, the Yadanarbon-Yangon United duopoly was ended as Shan United came to the fore. Not content with just winning the league, Shan also won the General Aung San Shi
Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?
In a region where authoritarian rule thrives, Kyrgyzstan just held the most competitive presidential election in Central Asia since the fall of the Soviet Union. If the new president, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, can create an independent judicial system, Kyrgyzstan has a real chance to build a sustainable
I Calculated Ethnic Groups' Rates Of U.S. Terrorism. Here Are The Results
One detail about the recent terrorist attack in New York City has many readers scratching their heads: the perpetrator, named Sayfullo Saipov, was... Uzbek? From Uzbekistan? Is that even a country? After a bit of confused googling, a reader may find that, yes, Uzbekistan is a real, landlocked countr
Socceroos need to keep Ange, make harsh decisions for 2018 World Cup
After the longest qualifying campaign in history, Australia secured their place in a fourth consecutive World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Honduras in their second-leg playoff in Sydney on Wednesday night. Over 22 games, dating back almost two-and-a-half years years, the Socceroos may have looked unc
Iran: U.S. and Canada, 'Self-Proclaimed Champions of Human Rights,' Have Killed 'Millions'
(CNSNews.com) - An Iranian representative at the United Nations on Tuesday accused Canada, the U.S. and other "self-proclaimed champions of human rights" of hypocrisy and said their policies have killed "millions of people." The diplomat was responding to a General Assembly resolution condemning the
Sunil Chhetri set to miss AFC Asian Cup qualifier vs. Kyrgyzstan
Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri has been ruled out of the final match in AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers against Kyrgyzstan after picking up a suspension, having accumulated two yellow cards. AIFF Media Sunil Chhetri India Kyrgyzstan Asian Cup Qualifier 2017 Chhetri picked up his second yellow card on T
Stanford Alumni Association honors Abbas Milani, 'a great Stanford ambassador,' with 2017 Lyman Award
At an award dinner this evening, the Stanford Alumni Association will present the 2017 Richard W. Lyman Award to Abbas Milani, the director of Iranian Studies, co-director of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. By Kathleen J. Sullivan The Stanford Alumni Assoc
Is democracy in a worldwide decline? We measured it. Here's what we found.
Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events (Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP) What is the state of democracy around the world? Many observers have been sounding alarms about a global wave of populism that has surge