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  1. We told the king we had HIVRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Newsday

    For the last few years, Wangda Dorje and Tshering Choden have been the public face of HIV/Aids in Bhutan. They were among a group of five who were the first in the country to come out as HIV-positive - in front of the King, and then on national television.


  2. Residents invited to discover Colorado treasureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Journal-Advocate

    ... and Puerto Rico, and nations such as Canada, England, Australia, Germany, China, Scotland, Belgium, the Kingdom of Bhutan, Mongolia and Italy: "We were stranded with a broken down car on our way to Minnesota for Thanksgiving. If we had to break down ...


  3. Saarc chamber pushes for seamless regional energy tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Big News

    ... -- eastern, western and southern grids, pending the coverage of entire South Asia. The eastern grid should include Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal, the western grid can include Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, while the southern grid will be ...


  4. Country Walkers Announces Three Exceptional Tours Available for Fall Travel in 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | PRWeb

    ... most majestic mountain ranges in Asia. Country Walkers announces three can't-miss tours to experience this season: Bhutan: Kingdom in the Himalayas Head to an ancient home of timeless Buddhist culture and hike through "The Land of the Thunder ...


  5. THIMPHU: Hepatitis B infection on the rise in BhutanRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Asia News Network

    ... 606 were detected positive. The number increased to 875 in 2013, which further increased to 1,235 last year. As Bhutan joined the world to observe the World Hepatitis Day on July 28, health officials said that prevalence of the viral infection could ...


  6. How can developing countries make themselves heard at the UN Climate Change Conference?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 |

    Developing countries such as Bhutan, which are hard hit by climate change but contribute little to it, face significant challenges in reaching a fair agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, writes Ian Duncan. Ian Duncan is a Scottish Conservative MEP and a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament.


  7. Bhutan: A trip to the happiest place on earthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 |

    I'm in the prayer hall of Tango Buddhist monastery high on a mountainside in Bhutan, watching as a woman performs chag, ritual prostrations before the Buddha. Three times she clasps her hands in the prayer position, brings them to the crown of her head, to her throat and then to her heart before folding to a kneeling posture and touching her forehead to the floor.


  8. The Tiger's Nest Temple, at Paro, in Bhutan. Photos: Corbis; Dinah Gardner; AFPRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | South China Morning Post

    For the first time, Bhutan is facing China in a football World Cup qualifier. While few expect the Little Dragon to win the June match, the atmosphere in Thimphu's stadium moments before kick-off is electric.


  9. Najib Has Gone Too Far: When crooks steal the country blind but Umno-BN Says 'Hallelujah'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Malaysia Chronicle

    ... Obama sees fit to label as 'Moderate' and a 'beacon' to the third world rogue nations. Even the far away Kingdom of Bhutan has its head on its shoulders with its greater press freedom there. Thanks to its educated King and young parliamentary ...


  10. THIMPHU: Bhutan records 29 new HIV cases in seven monthsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Asia News Network

    Bhutan detected at least four new HIV positive cases every month between December 1, 2014 and June this year. The health ministry reported yesterday that an 18-month-old child is also one of the total of 29 people living with HIV.


  11. THIMPHU: Bhutan's PM proposes sacking of FMRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Asia News Network

    Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has proposed to sack his foreign minister, Rinzin Dorje, who is on "authorised leave" since January due to corruption charges. The minister was exonerated by a district court for a charge that dates back to his tenure as the governor of Haa district, a small district bordering Autonomous region of Tibet.


  12. Out: foreign ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | The Telegraph

    New Delhi, July 21: Bhutan, the South Asian mainland's youngest democracy, has sacked its foreign minister over corruption allegations even though a court acquitted him at a time the world's biggest is struggling with a controversy over its own foreign minister. Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay today made public that he had approached King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk in Thimphu, recommending the removal of foreign minister Rinzin Dorji.


  13. The World's Most Remote Golf CourseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | Golf World

    ... me the new Japanese 3-wood he picked up in Bangkok on his way home from a business trip (he owns a travel company). Bhutan has the world's two most populous nations for neighbors -- 1.3 billion Chinese live on one side, a billion Indians on the ...


  14. Flowers on the windowsill - " a dangerous passionRead the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | Asia News Network

    ... or an earthquake? This could kill people," said Passang Dema. "Accidents can happen. It's high time that thromde (Bhutan's third level administration division) or other relevant agencies created awareness about it." A house owner in Babesa, Tshering ...


  15. Area photographers gather for fun, fellowshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 |

    ... ruins and an open-air museum in Babice, Poland on April 23. Photo of huge Tibetan prayer wheels: Photo taken in Paro, Bhutan in 2001. One of wheels was in motion while another is stopped, showing the mantras. They are turned by hand. Morning Fog by ...


  16. Buddhist lama from Bhutan to visit Ashland Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | The Ashland Daily Tidings

    Karma Rinpoche, a prominent Buddhist lama from Bhutan, will visit Ashland for a week starting Thursday, July 30, to perform ceremonies, blessings and storytelling at the invitation of the Rev. Norma Nakai Burton of Unity in Ashland.


  17. Introducing "Sufinomics" by Citizens Program for Human Development, BangladeshRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | SBWire

    ... conflicting concept that emerged later is Gross National Happiness (GNH) developed by His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck in the 1970s. Citizens Programme for Human Development is an NGO in Bangladesh, first NGO ...


  18. Annual alumni 'pick-nic' set for El Paso, other cities, statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | El Paso Times

    ... Washington also will host picnics to celebrate UTEP. International locations will include Mexico and the Kingdom of Bhutan. It will cost $10 for alumni, $8 for current UTEP students and $5 for ages 12 and younger, and will a meal. NEW YORK (AP) - A ...


  19. THIMPHU: Bhutan introduces injectable inactivated polio vaccineRead the original story

    Monday Jul 6 | Asia News Network

    Bhutan introduced the injectable inactivated polio vaccine in addition to the existing oral polio vaccine into routine immunisation across the country on July 4. A dose of IPV has been introduced into routine immunisation program at 14 weeks after birth to provide best protection against polio. The introduction of the new vaccine is part of the WHO's "polio eradication and end game strategic plan" which deals with eradication of the disease not only by wild polio virus but also OPV.


  20. Why 3 Countries Still Don't Have Diplomatic Ties to the U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | National Journal

    King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, inspects the Guard of Honour during the welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on January 25, 2013. On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they would reopen embassies in each other's capitals, thus restoring diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961.