Articles in the International News Category
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On why the recent general election in Burma is a sham.
On the 7th November the South-East Asian nation of Burma, also known as Myanmar, will hold its first general election since 1990. As of 1962 the country has been ruled by a military government, which has forcibly crushed every call for democracy since then (most publicly and recently in the October 2007 Saffron Revolution). Given this history of violence, authoritarianism, and either the manipulation or dismissal of election and referendum results, instead of being a step towards democracy and much …
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The experiences of an International Student who made Canterbury Christ Church her home:
For many, regardless of gender, age or nationality, starting University means moving to a brand new stage in life. However, doing it abroad is an even greater challenge to one’s self-confidence and beliefs. Surprisingly though, looking back in time, for me it was exactly this that made my time as a fresher even sweeter.
Although coming to CCCU straight in year 3 after transferring from my previous University in Bulgaria, as a fresher, I went through the same uncertainties …
Health & Fitness, International News »
As you will be aware from news reports, there is current concern about the swine influenza outbreak in Mexico and the reported cases in the USA and Europe. Symptoms of swine influenza are similar to those of seasonal influenza, usually a feverish illness (temperature above 38 degrees centigrade) accompanied by one or more of cough, sore throat, headache and limb/joint pains. For most people this illness appears to be mild. Infection with this virus is treatable with anti-viral medication.
Public information on the current situation can be found here:
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