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  • Study points to larger role of Asian ancestors in evolution (challenging "Out of Africa" theory)

    08/07/2007 8:51:06 AM PDT · by GeorgeKant · 22 replies · 970+ views
    AFP (Yahoo!) ^ | Tue Aug 7, 8:10 AM
    CHICAGO (AFP) - A new analysis of the dental fossils of human ancestors suggests that Asian populations played a larger role than Africans in colonizing Europe millions of years ago, said a study released Monday. The findings challenge the prevailing "Out of Africa" theory, which holds that anatomically modern man first arose from one point in Africa and fanned out to conquer the globe, and bolsters the notion that Homo sapiens evolved from different populations in different parts of the globe. The "Out of Africa" scenario has been underpinned since 1987 by genetic studies based mainly on the rate of...
  • '50% UK Asians reject mixed-race marriage'

    08/06/2007 9:35:03 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 45 replies · 1,232+ views
    Times of India ^ | 7 Aug 2007, 0209 hrs
    LONDON: Nearly half of British Asians would only marry someone of their own race, according to an ICM-BBC survey on Monday. A total of 44% said they would not consider inter-racial marriage — almost five times higher than the figure for white Britons, of whom 9% said they would only marry within their race. But 53% of Britons with Asian origins said they would not mind a mixed-race marriage, compared to 87% for whites. The survey probed 500 people aged under 34 living in UK who had roots in South Asia.
  • 'Hate' columnist Eng arrested in N.Y. for alleged harassment

    05/23/2007 3:58:03 PM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies · 1,301+ views
    SFgate ^ | May 23, 2007 | Leslie Fulbright
    NEW YORK CITY -- Kenneth Eng, the author of a controversial AsianWeek column that described reasons to "hate" black people, is being held in a New York jail without bail on assault and harassment charges. Eng, 23, was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill his Queens neighbors and one of their pets. He was arraigned May 11 on charges of attempted assault, menacing, possession of a weapon and harassment. Eng allegedly approached the mother and daughter as they stood in their driveway with their pet and said, "If your dog bites me, I will kill you and your family."...
  • Asian American groups call for CBS to fire New York shock-jocks

    04/25/2007 8:28:15 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 538+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/25/07 | Vanessa Hua
    04-25) 18:26 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Prominent Asian American civil rights groups in the Bay Area are demanding that CBS Radio fire New York shock-jocks Jeff Vandergrift and Dan Lay, who were suspended earlier this week for making a prank phone call to a Chinese restaurant seen as racist and sexist. Today, the coalition of groups submitted a letter to CBS Radio, calling for the network to improve its guidelines on offensive terms, to communicate periodically with civil rights and community groups and to fire the duo -- who had broadcast on Bay Area airwaves for more than a decade...
  • Asian Journalist Group demands MSM not refer to Virginia Tech killer as "Asian"

    04/17/2007 12:19:57 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 169 replies · 3,898+ views
    Asian American Journalists Association ^ | April 16, 2007 | Janice Lee
    Media Advisory: Coverage on Virginia Tech Shooting Incident FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janice Lee, 415-346-2051, JaniceL@aaja.org SAN FRANCISCO (April 16, 2007) -- Like the rest of the nation, we at the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) are stunned at the news of today's shooting at Virginia Tech. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends as they cope with this horrific incident. As coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting continues to unfold, AAJA urges all media to avoid using racial identifiers unless there is a compelling or germane reason. There is no evidence at this early point...
  • America Can’t Win At War: “You Can’t Handle The Truth,” Asian Expert Says

    01/19/2007 5:09:14 AM PST · by Lou L · 12 replies · 690+ views
    Peace and Freedom: Policy and World Ideas ^ | January 19, 2007 | John E. Carey
    America Can’t Win At War: “You Can’t Handle The Truth,” Asian Expert Says By John E. Carey Peace and Freedom January 19, 2007As we near the completion of the National Football League season, what is the most common question one hears other than, “Where will you watch the Super Bowl?”The question Americans ask MOST is: “Who do you think will win?”Americans tend to see the world in terms of “winning” and “losing.” In every sport, during every week, of eavery season, nearly every newspaper publishes the “won-lost” records.The fact that one side must be the winner and the other...
  • Four bombs go off in Bangkok

    12/31/2006 4:03:58 AM PST · by killjoy · 153 replies · 5,081+ views
    Nation Multimedia ^ | December 31, 2006
    Four explosives went off almost simultaneously in Bangkok, injuring at least 20 people as the city people have just started to celebrate the New Year's eve. One person was dead at the Big C supermarket, Sapan Kwai branch, where witness saw a man dropped a grenade from a pedestrian bridge, police said. At least 20 were injured at the Victory Monument when a powerful bomb went off near a bus station. At the Klong Toei area near the Na Ranong intersection, a bomb hidden in a trash can near a Chinese spirit shrine exploded and injured two bypassers. The explosion...
  • Woman turned away by doctor - for being American

    12/29/2006 11:11:17 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 88 replies · 4,251+ views
    The Local ^ | Published: 29th December 2006 11:51 CET | The Local
    An American woman has been refused treatment by a doctor in Blekinge in southern Sweden because of her nationality. The woman's husband has now reported the incident to the Medical Responsibility Board. Valery Johansson, who lives in a small town just outside Nashville, Tennessee, was in Sweden to celebrate Christmas with her husband's family. On Christmas Day, worried that she may have contracted strep throat, she sought medical help. Her husband and niece made an appointment for her at a clinic in the town of Karlshamn. "We went up there and the nurses were really nice. They did some swab...
  • Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan [another one]

    12/27/2006 9:49:01 PM PST · by jdm · 15 replies · 675+ views
    AFP ^ | Dec 27, 2006
    KABUL, Dec 27 -- NATO-led forces killed a mid-level Taliban commander and another militant in Afghanistan while a civilian driver died in a rebel attack on a convoy of oil tankers, officials said ON Wednesday. Abdullah Jan Pashtoon, a mid-level insurgent leader and an another rebel were killed in a Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Laghman province on Friday, the force said in a statement. “Several sources of intelligence, assessed collectively, indicate that ISAF forces did indeed kill Jan Pashtoon,” spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Paul Fitzpatrick said in a statement. The statement said Pashtoon was known to...
  • Welcome to the new holy land (England! Immigrants transforming the RC Church in England)

    12/17/2006 3:10:19 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies · 412+ views
    The Observer (Guardian, UK) ^ | December 17, 2006 | Ed Vulliamy
    On a brisk sunny Sunday morning in the maze of scrappy streets between Shoreditch and Whitechapel in east London, Holy Mass at St Anne's Catholic Church proceeds as it has for a century and a half: the proclamation of faith and Eucharist charged with mystery and tradition. Only things have changed recently - and dramatically. The congregation that filled this church a century ago was predominantly Irish, and of late much depleted. Now St Anne's is full to bursting again, but the Mass is said and sung in Portugese - 'Creio em Deus Pai todo poderoso' - and the congregation...
  • Rapes, murders and drug trafficking: London's pre-teen criminals

    12/11/2006 1:07:49 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 14 replies · 935+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/11/06 | n/a
    Eighteen children under the age of 13 were arrested for rape in London alone last year, shocking new figures have revealed. They are among nearly 3,000 children detained in the capital for serious crimes, also including murder, drug trafficking and robbery. The startling figures, revealed under the Freedom of Information Act, show that violent and sex offences have risen. Shoplifting remains young children’s most common crime but there were also 592 arrests for violent offences, 338 for robbery, 184 for burglary and 65 for sex offences, not including the 18 for rape. A further 73 children were arrested for possession...
  • Study turns human genetics on its head (less monkey...more variations)

    11/23/2006 4:02:06 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 72 replies · 1,954+ views
    Globe and Mail (Canada) ^ | 11/23/2006 | CAROLYN ABRAHAM
    ...Using new technology to study the genomes of 270 volunteers from four corners of the world, researchers have found that while people do indeed inherit one chromosome from each parent, they do not necessarily inherit one gene from mom and another from dad. One parent can pass down to a child three or more copies of a single gene. In some cases, people can inherit as many as eight or 10 copies....
  • Sikhs blame British policy of 'Asian' tag

    11/17/2006 9:34:08 AM PST · by voletti · 33 replies · 1,056+ views
    Times of India ^ | 11/17/06 | Times news network
    LONDON: British Sikhs have stepped up their attack on the UK's politically-correct policy of lumping Sikhs and Hindus with the omnibus tag 'Asian' instead of clearly identifying Muslims as the offenders when needed, just 48 hours after a Scottish Sikh teenager was viciously attacked by a white gang and forced to submit to having his long hair hacked off. In a loaded attack on British political correctness, Sikh leaders blamed the Edinburgh incident on the UK's refusal to identify Asian Muslims as perpetrators of crime. Instead, said the Sikh Federation, Britain's only Sikh political party, racist offenders against whites are...
  • Three Convicted Of Boy's Race-Hate Murder

    11/08/2006 5:26:59 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 904+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-8-2006 | Auslan Cramb
    Three convicted of boy's race-hate murder By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent Last Updated: 4:54pm GMT 08/11/2006 MP's quest to bring killers to justice Three members of a violent Asian gang have been jailed for life after being found guilty today of the racist abduction and murder of a 15-year-old schoolboy. Kriss Donald: wrong place at the wrong time Kriss Donald died because of the colour of his skin, and because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The teenager, described by his family and friends as a loving and gentle boy, was playing truant from school when...
  • Climate change may hurt Asian economies (Global Warming Down-Under Alert!)

    10/09/2006 8:59:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 454+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/9/06 | Meraiah Foley - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - Hotter temperatures and higher sea levels could devastate Asian economies, displace millions of people and put millions more at risk from infectious disease, according to a climate change report released Monday. Global temperatures will rise by up to 4 degrees by 2030, particularly in the arid regions of northern Pakistan, India and China, predicted the report, conducted by Australia's main research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. It said there is "little room for optimism" about the effects of climate change in the Asia-Pacific region unless governments take immediate action to curb carbon dioxide emissions....
  • The Samurai And The Ainu (Read This Before Seeing The Movie "The Last Samurai")

    01/17/2004 2:50:55 PM PST · by blam · 130 replies · 21,901+ views
    Science Frontiers ^ | 1989 | Dr C Loring Brace
    THE SAMURAI AND THE AINU Findings by American anthropologist C. Loring Brace, University of Michigan, will surely be controversial in race conscious Japan. The eye of the predicted storm will be the Ainu, a "racially different" group of some 18,000 people now living on the northern island of Hokkaido. Pure-blooded Ainu are easy to spot: they have lighter skin, more body hair, and higher-bridged noses than most Japanese. Most Japanese tend to look down on the Ainu. Brace has studied the skeletons of about 1,100 Japanese, Ainu, and other Asian ethnic groups and has concluded that the revered samurai of...
  • Dear Rising Star in Iraq

    08/24/2006 10:09:22 PM PDT · by jason1998 · 12 replies · 1,036+ views
    Asian Week ^ | August 25, 2006 | Vu-Duc Vuong
    Captain James Van Thach a Rising Star in Iraq. Your job highlights the “nation-building” purpose of this war, and your choice of this dangerous assignment speaks well of you as highly idealistic.
  • A Racy Twist for "Survivor" [Whites vs. Blacks vs. Asians vs. Hispanics]

    08/23/2006 5:06:13 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 71 replies · 1,618+ views
    E! Online via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, August 23, 2006 | Gina Serpe
    Some may call it exploiting racial tensions. CBS calls it darn good television. Jeff Probst popped in on The Early Show Wednesday morning, confirming the reports that the 20 castaways for Survivor: Cook Islands will be grouped by race, with competitors divided into four tribes consisting of whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics. Apparently, "separate but equal" holds only the warmest of connotations for Mark Burnett. Like a good host, Probst had nothing but praise for the producers' controversial brainchild, calling the exercise in segregation a valuable social experiment, rather than a stunt to dig up some controversy--and raise ratings. "The...
  • Jet Scare Over Asian Men 'Helps Terrorists' (UK)

    08/20/2006 7:10:52 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-21-2006 | Sally Pook
    Jet scare over Asian men 'helps terrorists' By Sally Pook (Filed: 21/08/2006) An airline yesterday stood by its decision to remove two Asian men from a holiday jet bound for Britain despite criticism from a Muslim group. The two passengers were asked to leave Monarch flight ZB613 from Malaga to Manchester, apparently because other passengers became alarmed that the men were wearing heavy clothing and kept checking their watches. Cabin crew informed the Spanish authorities of the passengers' fears and the men were taken off the flight. One of the passengers told a Sunday newspaper: "Some of the older children,...
  • 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled [UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO IMMINENT{U.S.raised terror level)

    08/09/2006 10:17:04 PM PDT · by gary_b_UK · 2,397 replies · 56,585+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 10 August 2006, 05:06 GMT 06:06 UK | Unknown
    A major terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight has been disrupted by police, Scotland Yard says. It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage. During the night, police arrested a number of people in London after a counter-terrorist operation they said had lasted several months. Police believe the attacks would have been particularly targeted at flights from the UK to the US. The Department for Transport said security at all UK airports has been increased. Passengers on all flights will not be allowed to take any hand luggage on...