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WORLD

Attacks on Papua New Guinea kill 26, including 16 children

Reuters, Published on 25/07/2024

» SYDNEY - Violent attacks on three remote villages in Papua New Guinea's (PNG) north has likely killed 26 people, including 16 children, while several people were forced to flee after attackers set fire to their homes, the United Nations (UN) said.

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THAILAND

Thailand to set up task force to prevent transactions for Myanmar arms

Published on 25/07/2024

» Thailand will form a task force to enhance the due diligence capabilities of its financial institutions in order to prevent transactions by banks that could lead to arms purchases and human rights abuses in Myanmar, the Foreign Ministry said.

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OPINION

When climate commitments fall short

News, Rapeepat Ingkasit, Published on 24/07/2024

» By early next year, Thailand and other countries are expected to update national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement, known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The Paris Agreement mandates that nations submit new NDCs every five years, with each round more ambitious than the last. These NDCs are essential for countries to collectively tackle the global climate crisis.

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WORLD

Fight against Aids ‘needs more resources’

Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 23/07/2024

» MUNICH - World leaders have pledged to help end the Aids pandemic as a public health threat by 2030, but doing so will require more resources and better protection of human rights, says Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of UNAIDS.

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THAILAND

Police ‘violated teen mall shooter’s rights’

News, Onnucha Hutasingh, Published on 20/07/2024

» The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has indicated that the actions of police officers who released photos and video of a 14-year-old boy who killed three people during a shooting rampage at Siam Paragon last October violated his human rights.

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WORLD

Global court says Israel's occupation of territories violates international law

New York Times, Published on 20/07/2024

» THE HAGUE - The International Court of Justice said Friday that Israel's occupation of the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and its settlements there, violated international law — the most sweeping stance laid out by the world's highest court on an issue that has been the subject of debates and resolutions at the United Nations (UN) for decades.

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SPORTS

Thailand, Singapore face off

Sports, Tor Chittinand, Published on 19/07/2024

» Thailand take on Singapore in their opening match of the Asean U19 Championship in Surabaya, Indonesia, today.

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OPINION

Meet your biodiversity pledges

Oped, Published on 19/07/2024

» This summer of record-breaking heat waves and contentious elections around the world offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the role individuals can play in driving positive change. By building coalitions and amplifying the voices of those most affected by crises, we can muster the courage and political will needed to overcome seemingly insurmountable global challenges.

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SPORTS

Russian athletes headed to Paris have military links, support war

Bloomberg News, Published on 18/07/2024

» HAGUE - More than half of the Russian and Belarusian athletes cleared to compete at the Olympic Games Paris 2024 have links to military agencies or showed support for the war in Ukraine, according to a human rights group which is urging sponsors of the Games to intervene.

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GENERAL

Government and banks to discuss screening Myanmar deals

Published on 18/07/2024

» The government plans talks with Thai commercial banks about improved screening of transactions allegedly used for weapons purchases by the Myanmar junta, Foreign Minister Maris Sangiampongsa said on Thursday.