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A red tide

il y a 8 heures 41 min
AT the risk of outing myself as a Zionist agent, I have to confess that one of my favourite words is ‘chutzpah’. It’s a Yiddish word — a language that was used by Jewish communities in central Europe.
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UN abdicates role as rights defender

il y a 14 heures 26 min
By admitting several countries notorious for trampling basic freedoms onto its rights council, the General Assembly has let humanity down
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Duterte looks weaker after generals defy orders

il y a 14 heures 26 min
What is the extent of military and police support for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, almost three years into his controversy-filled presidency?
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Why Thailand risks getting its fingers burned in combating rise in smoking

il y a 14 heures 26 min
In the past 10 years, Thailand has attempted to curb smoking by enlarging the size of picture health warnings on cigarette packs repeatedly. Now, the gruesome photos cover up to 85 per cent of the packet. Yet the number of Thai smokers is increasing, figures show.
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Bhutan’s secret recipe for ‘happiness’: ethnic cleansing  

il y a 14 heures 26 min
Homogeneity reigns in the Himalayan kingdom after one sixth of its residents were evicted to refugee camps
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Politics is confusing everyone, not just the Democrats

lun, 15/10/2018 - 03:00
Party’s ambivalence reflective of voters’ dilemma
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Bangladesh’s drift toward digital absolutism

lun, 15/10/2018 - 03:00
On September 19, Bangladesh passed the latest iteration of its digital policy. Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar, who proposed the Digital Security Bill 2018 to parliament, called it a “historic” and “heavenly” law, compared to digital laws in other countries.
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From problem child to prodigy? LSD turns 75

lun, 15/10/2018 - 03:00
As a decades-old freeze on research thaws, the medical world is abuzz with the potential of Lysergic acid 
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New Cold War declared: What happens now?

lun, 15/10/2018 - 03:00
US Vice President Mike Pence last week declared a new Cold War against China. America has now decisively stepped into the Thucydides Trap – the Ancient Greek historian’s thesis that a confrontation between an established and a rising power is almost always inevitable.
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In full offensive on China, Trump gambles on end-game

sam, 13/10/2018 - 17:55
Donald Trump has escalated his feud with China into a full-press offensive that has drawn comparisons to the Cold War. Now the question on both sides of the Pacific is, how will it end?
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Pet registration fee will come back to bite us

sam, 13/10/2018 - 03:00
High cost likely to force even more animals on to the streets
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Yuan’s popularity continues to grow steadily, with reason 

ven, 12/10/2018 - 03:00
Marking the first time a new currency has been added since the inauguration of the euro in 1999, the International Monetary Fund’s inclusion of the yuan in its special drawing rights basket two years ago was hailed by China as a “milestone” and “affirmation” of the country’s financial reform and opening-up.
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Suvarnabhumi plan must be grounded for checks

ven, 12/10/2018 - 03:00
Council of Engineers has raised serious doubts over location for planned second terminal – the PM must heed them 
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Now boarding: Passengers ready for world’s longest flight

ven, 12/10/2018 - 03:00
Singapore Airlines blazes the trail for ultra-long-haul journeys
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In the South, a new point man, same policy

jeu, 11/10/2018 - 03:00
Abdul Rahim Noor’s negotiations are doomed if the Thai government doesn’t bend on autonomy
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China’s ultra wealthy feel the pain as trade war bites

jeu, 11/10/2018 - 03:00
China’s ultra wealthy saw their ranks thinned this year as the trade war with the US pummelled stocks and shredded billions of dollars of paper wealth, a survey showed yesterday.
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Hold it! The everyday hell afflicting Indian women

jeu, 11/10/2018 - 03:00
Help is on its way as startups tackle half a billion people’s toilet woes
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Poll will thrill voters, but will it serve them?

mer, 10/10/2018 - 03:00
It’s too bad that the coming general election will be all about who wins the race to 376. For the rest of us, it will be fun to watch, but no more, no less.
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Vietnam takes step towards autocracy

mer, 10/10/2018 - 03:00
The system of collective leadership in place since the death of Ho Chi Minh is under threat
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Meng Hongwei: the Interpol chief who went to prison in China

mer, 10/10/2018 - 03:00
Fallen former Interpol president Meng Hongwei rose through the ranks of China’s feared public security apparatus before being caught himself in President Xi Jinping’s no-holds-barred campaign against corruption.
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