Yumi Sawamura

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MSc International Relations introductory video

International Relations: An Introduction

Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

‘Nationwide Ceasefire Will Happen This Year’

<i>The Burmese government’s Union Peacemaking Working Committee (UWPC) and ethnic rebel groups’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) met to</i> …

Middle East

Thai Coup Leaders Trigger Oil Investment Rush Into Myanmar

The military takeover in Thailand is prompting a new push by the country’s oil companies to press for business in Burma, an industry analyst said.<p>The …

Oil

Pope warns S Koreans of affluence 'cancer' | South Korea News

Pope Francis urged South Koreans, among Asia's richest people, to beware of the spiritual "cancer" that often accompanies affluent societies, as he led a Mass on Friday to commemorate the more than 300 people killed in a ferry disaster in April.<p>Tens of thousands of Asian Catholics gave a boisterous …

MSF Urges Myanmar to Allow It to Resume Work as Health Crisis Worsens

RANGOON — An international medical group has urged the Burmese government to follow through on a commitment to let it resume work in one of the …

Myanmar Refugees Still Welcome in New Zealand: Prime Minister

WELLINGTON — New Zealand’s prime minister says his country will continue to accept Burmese refugees, including those currently living in camps along …

Greek Islands travel guide

Expert guide to the Greek Islands<p>An insider's guide to 10 of the most popular Greek Islands, featuring the best hotels, restaurants, things to do and how to travel there and around. By Marc Dubin, Telegraph Travel's Greek Islands expert. Click on the tabs below for guides to Corfu, Crete, …

European Travel

Top secret(s): the truths behind 10 of the world's great wonders

Ever visit an incredible site in some exotic land and wonder how it was built? The notice board just lists a few meaningless dates, or a guide rattles off a bunch of jargon-packed phrases, but you want the real dirt. Here we reveal the ingenious engineering behind 10 of the world's most epic …

Burmese Child Slave Puts Spotlight on Abuse of Foreign Maids in Thailand Activists say the story of one Burmese girl’s brutal enslavement is not uncommon in Thailand, where domestic workers are exploited, abused and even killed. http://www.irrawaddy.org/?p=66621

'Australia offering' asylum seekers lifeboats

Asylum seekers held on an Australian customs vessel at sea for weeks have been offered lifeboats and told to make their own way back to India, according to a lawyer for the group.<p>The boatload of 157, who Hugh de Kretser on Monday said were mostly Christian Tamils fleeing persecution in Sri Lanka, …

Burma Govt, Ethnics Discuss Roster of Eligible Ceasefire Groups

MYITKYINA, Kachin State — Ethnic armed groups and the Burmese government’s peace delegation met on Sunday to discuss who would qualify to sign a …

Asia

Japanese Donors, Govt, KNU Discuss Aid Projects in Rebel Areas Japanese officials and donor organizations met with government advisors and Karen rebels to discuss the possible implementation of Japanese-funded development projects in rebel-controlled areas. http://www.irrawaddy.org/?p=66331

DIVER FINDS 300-YEAR-OLD TREASURE

Professional treasure hunter finds a 300-year-old gold artefact on a wreck off the Florida coast<p>Report Marion Kutter<p>Eric Schmitt, 27, found the item …

Archaeology

JR東海、「ドクターイエロー」車内を初公開

Hundreds of flying rays is one beautiful nightmare

This photograph of a large school of mobula rays by Eduardo Lopez Negrete is one of the entries for the2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo …

Flying

SILFRA - A DIVE BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS

FROM OUR ARCHIVE<p>Iceland’s Atlantic rift divides America from Europe and offers the unique experience of diving between two continents in near perfect …

Scuba Diving

Machu Picchu in numbers

To find out more about visiting the attraction, see our expert guide.<p>How long Machu Picchu lay undiscovered by Western Civilization.<p>The number of ruined buildings Hiram Bingham saw. Excavations would reveal around 500 more.<p>The distance from Machu Picchu to Cusco, the Incan capital. Despite its …

Boat carrying migrants sinks off Malaysia

A boat carrying about 80 Indonesians has sunk off the southern coast of Malaysia after colliding with a patrol boat out to arrest illegal workers, a Malaysian maritime official said.<p>A spokesman for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said two passengers were confirmed drowned, while …

Thailand urged to protect refugee rights

A human rights group has said it is concerned for the safety of 130,000 refugees from Myanmar, following a crackdown by the military government that led to hundreds of thousands of Camodians fleeing the country.<p>Sunai Phasuk, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, said Thailand's military government …