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October 28, 2007

Indians Lose Land to Economic Growth

Indians are losing land their land to India's economic growth, but are not reaping the benefits, according to the NY Times.

Mines and Dams are being built on land that used to belong to Indian citizens, but the citizens are not getting any benefits.

Over the past few decades the governments industrial and public works projects have displaced people from their land. Citizens have gone on a 200-Mile protest in hopes the government will find a way to balance economic growth and maintaining their citizen's property rights.

The walk will take approximately 26 days.

September 17, 2007

Plane Crashes in Thailand

The plane was carrying 123 passangers and seven flight attendents. At least 88 people died.

The plane was trying to land in stormy weather when it skidded off the run way, hit a low retaining wall and split in two.

The plane started filling with smoke and fires broke out, said Mildred Furlong, 23, a waitress from British Columbia, Canada. A passenger in front of her caught fire, while one in the back kicked out a plane window.

79 of the passangers were foreign and 44 were Thai. They were traveling from Bangkok to Phuket.