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Story of a disappearance

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Published in United Press International Asia News (UPI Blog.

 (Revised article)  "Did you hear? he disappeared at
1:30 a.m., the last night he was at work," informed my friend, one of
his colleagues. When I heard this news, I felt suffocated, as
though the earth had crumbled.

I remembered how he told me last month, "I can be proud only if I
get a chance to marry your friend."  He spoke as he lit a cigarette,

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Weeping For Life, Beauty And Love.

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Published in UPI Asia blog.

 I am walking alone on this road. It is raining lightly after a heavy shower. In the far distance, I can see cars' headlights. On this lonely and calm road, I am walking silently.

"Nights are generally fearful and dangerous. If possible, no one
should walk during the night," he used to say. Earlier, I did not care
about my father's words, but now I realize their importance.

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People in search of a future (freedom, security and opportunity)

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Published in UPI ASIA New Blog.

(Revised article) A desire for financial  freedom, financial security and opportunity is sending many of young people out of their county in search of better lives.
A friend of mine who recently moved said her life there was an improvement.

"I feel secure. My son goes to school regularly and my husband has
started to work," she said. "At least no one will come in the middle

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Fast-growing fish trade on the ‘sustainability’ menu

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UN agency puts fast-growing fish trade on the ‘sustainability’ menu Source:UN News. 22 February 2016 – Top fishery officials are gathering in Morocco this week to discuss sustainable trade practices in a $144 billion industry that provides developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined. Lower-income nations’ exports of fish and fishery products reached $78 billion in 2014, more than triple the value of global rice exports, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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