The Irish of Asia

They are the Irish of Asia. The Rohingyas and the Bangladeshis leaving their homes remind me of the Irish, and to a less extent the Scots, who emigrated to England and the English-speaking colonies to escape poverty.

The Irish and the Scots, who also settled in Northern Ireland, rebuilt their lives in their new homes.

A question mark hangs over the Rohingyas and the Bangladeshis.

Nobody wants the wanna-be emigrants.

Bangladesh, Burma and the region
Bangladesh, Burma and the region

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Blair won Marx election, Cameron won Freud, who will win Browning-Tagore?

Labour last won a general election 10 years ago, in 2005, on the birthday of Karl Marx (May 6, 1818 – March 14, 1883). The last general election, five years ago, was held on the birthday of Sigmund Freud, when the Conservative David Cameron fell 20 seats short of a majority but managed to stitch together a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats. The elections today coincide with the birthday of not one but two famous poets — Robert Browning and Rabindranath Tagore.Continue Reading

U.S.A. cheers arrest of Boston bombing suspect

Onlookers erupted in spontaneous applause and cheers Friday night as news spread that the second suspect in this week’s Boston Marathon bombing had been taken alive — gratitude that quickly spread across the U.S.

“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all our outstanding law enforcement professionals,” said President Barack Obama,conveying his condolences to Sean Collier’s family. The 26-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot and killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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One Boston Marathon bombing suspect dead

One Boston Marathon bombing suspect has died after a shootout with the police, reports CNN. He died in hospital.

The other suspect is still on the loose.

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer was shot and killed by them at the university earlier in the night, reports CNN.  Another officer was critically injured in the shootout in Watertown a few miles away.  Three people were killed and more than 170 others injured in the Boston Marathon blasts on April 15.

Photos of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects released by FBI . The man in the black cap died in hospital, the one in white is still on the loose.

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