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New TV Shows and Season Premieres: Teasers and Trailers

Like many of you, I’m a huge fan of TV shows. My favourite ones are Once upon a time, Grimm, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Falling Skies, True Blood, The Big C & Good Wife, but there are also some cool new shows in the works. Here are a few teasers/trailers from new TV shows, as well as trailers from the new seasons of True Blood and Falling Skies.

Arrow (CW)

The tone of the series reminds me a bit of “Dark Angel” with Jessica Alba. The dude is not really my type, but that body is damn hot! XD

The CW are backing a harder, grittier, more believable superhero with their new Green Arrow-inspired Arrow series. If the first footage is anything to go by then they might be on their way to ticking all of those boxes.
Arrow will air this fall on Wednesdays at 8/7c on the CW

Originally posted: http://seriable.com/arrow-cw-preview-clip/#ixzz1vVauLya4
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“The Arab Spring Is Coming to China.”

Senator John McCain, right, and the Chinese vice foreign minister, Zhang Zhijun. | Andreas Gebert/European Pressphoto Agency

HONG KONG — The former Republican presidential nominee, Senator John McCain, told one of China’s most senior diplomats on Saturday that “the Arab Spring is coming to China,” pointing to the wave of Tibetans setting themselves on fire in China.

With the news Sunday of three more Tibetan self-immolations, at least 18 ethnic Tibetans — many of them current or former Buddhist clergy members — have set themselves alight in the past year to protest Beijing’s harsh stance against the Dalai Lama and the apparent suppression of Tibetan religious and cultural practices.

All the self-immolations have occurred in Tibet and the western Chinese province of Sichuan.

Three Tibetans in Sichuan burned themselves on Friday, according to news reports on Sunday.

Zhang Zhijun, the Chinese vice foreign minister, was on a panel with Senator McCain at a security conference in Munich, and Mr. Zhang termed the notion of an Arab Spring-style uprising in China as “no more than fantasy.”

“It is a matter of concern when Tibetans are burning themselves to death because of the continued repression of the Tibetan people in your country,” Senator McCain told Mr. Zhang during the panel, reiterating his belief that “the Arab Spring is coming to China as well.”

A street vendor in Tunisia, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire in December 2010, and his death was the catalyst for nationwide riots and protests. Similar rebellions followed in Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and Yemen.

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UNHCR fears for the safety of refugees caught in Libya’s violence


GENEVA, February 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said in Geneva on Tuesday it has become “increasingly concerned” about the dangers for civilians inadvertently caught up in the mounting violence in Libya, especially asylum-seekers and refugees.

“We have no access at this time to the refugee community. Over the past months we have been trying to regularize our presence in Libya, and this has constrained our work,” Melissa Fleming, UNHCR’s chief spokesperson, told journalists in Geneva. Continue reading UNHCR fears for the safety of refugees caught in Libya’s violence