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Last night the New York Times reported that tensions were escalating in Tawang, a culturally Tibetan town in the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The Himalayan region has been closed off to foreigners for most of the last 50 years due to boundary disputes between India and China. But in early 2007, with the state easing…

On Wednesday, the Swiss government approved the altering of its border up to 500 feet into some areas of Italy due to melting glaciers in the high Alps. Swiss topographers determined the watershed that had determined the border in 1942 had moved, and Italian topographers agreed. This means Switzerland now owns the last stop of…