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OPINION

A small Slovak assassination bid; few hurt

Oped, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 21/05/2024

» Madeleine Albright, the former US Secretary of State, once called Slovakia "the black hole at the heart of Europe", which seems a harsh judgement on five million Slovaks. The assassination attempt on Prime Minister Robert Fico was alarming, but we can narrow the problem down to a more specific group of people.

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WORLD

Farm animals are hauled all over the country; so are their pathogens

Published on 20/05/2024

» The bird flu virus that is spreading through American dairy cows can probably be traced back to a single spillover event. Late last year, scientists believe, the virus jumped from wild birds into cattle in the Texas panhandle. By this spring, the virus, known as H5N1, had travelled hundreds of miles or more, appearing on farms in Idaho, North Carolina and Michigan.

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THAILAND

Myanmar LGBTQ people plea for help

News, Poramet Tangsathaporn, Published on 20/05/2024

» While Pride Month is around the corner in Thailand, Burmese LGBTQ people live under the Tatmadaw's shadow, waiting for help from their Thai counterparts.

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THAILAND

Buddha never taught supernatural powers, says NOB

News, Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 18/05/2024

» The National Office of Buddhism (NOB) insisted that telepathy is not part of the Buddha's teachings, despite claims to the contrary by a cult run by eight-year-old "Nong Nice", his parents and other individuals -- who are now facing a police investigation.

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OPINION

The popular decimation of India's democracy

Oped, Pranab Bardhan, Published on 18/05/2024

» India's ongoing parliamentary election, in which nearly a billion people casting their votes over a six-week period, should represent an extraordinary exercise of democracy. The bleak reality, however, is that the election appears poised to consolidate a decade-long process of democratic decay, which has included the decimation of liberal institutions and practices and weakening of political competition. After all, the leader who has presided over this process -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- remains wildly popular.

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THAILAND

School director, retired teacher nabbed for buying sex from student, 12

Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 17/05/2024

» A director of a primary school in Khon Kaen and a retired teacher were arrested for allegedly buying sex from a 12-year student in this northeastern province. Three alleged procurers were also arrested.

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THAILAND

Court warrant sought to test 'psychic' boy

News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 15/05/2024

» The Social Development and Human Security Ministry is seeking a court warrant to take eight-year-old "Nong Nice" to psychologists after his parents continued to refuse requests by the authorities to make a house visit to assess the boy's mental condition, according to Minister Varawut Silpa-archa.

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THAILAND

Complaint against 'reincarnated son' of Lord Buddha

Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 13/05/2024

» An eight-year-old boy is facing a legal complaint over claims that he is the reincarnated son of the Lord Buddha who possesses magical powers to "connect people's minds".

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WORLD

Japan to destroy unused oral Covid drugs worth $1.9bn

Published on 11/05/2024

» TOKYO - The Japanese government is preparing to destroy about 300 billion yen (US$1.9 billion) worth of unused oral Covid-19 medications it purchased during the pandemic, an estimate based on government data showed on Saturday.

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THAILAND

TCCC Honored for Pioneering Recycling Initiative

Published on 07/05/2024

» Thai Central Chemical Public Company Limited received a certificate from Thailand Post for participating in the reBox Campaign, aimed at transforming used items into benefits for society and the environment.