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News in Brief May 16, 2008

Posted by Sarah Todd in Burma, News, Tibet.
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  • The junta in Burma has raised its estimated death toll to 78,000, with 56,000 missing. [CNN]
  • Harvard Professor (and former Obama aide) Samantha Power and Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt talk about Burma and the moral and political complexities of intervention. [NPR]
  • In China, at least 5 million people are left homeless in the aftermath of the largest earthquake the country has seen in 58 years. The country continues to struggle to recover the injured and dead while grappling with aftershocks and landslides. [Times Online]
  • The 17th Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, makes his first visit to the United States. [New York Times]

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