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    Revamp the military

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Let's briefly consider local geopolitics and the Thai military. Thailand needs China like it needs another coup. However, China needs Thailand for a variety of reasons. The US has had a longstanding favourable relationship with Thailand and is its most powerful ally.

  • OPINION

    Build a wall between Uber and former boss Kalanick

    News, Joe Nocera, Published on 16/01/2018

    » There are two recent stories about Travis Kalanick, the former chief executive and current board member of Uber Technologies Inc, that caught my eye.

  • OPINION

    Trump is losing his war against the liberal media

    News, Ramesh Ponnuru, Published on 16/10/2017

    » A lot of Republicans love how President Donald Trump bashes the media. They think journalists at most major outlets are biased against them, and they think it's about time that a Republican president hits back. He gets applause even when he seems to be wrong.

  • OPINION

    Women seen as effective suicide bombers

    News, Tobin Harshaw, Published on 12/04/2016

    » On a list of history's most notorious assassins, alongside John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and Gavrilo Princip, the name Thenmozhi Rajaratnam would probably draw mostly blank stares. But in her way, the Tamil Tiger terrorist -- who blew up herself, the Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi and 13 others in May 1991 -- has perhaps had the largest lasting influence.

  • NEWS

    Putting traditional Chinese medicine to the test

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 17/09/2015

    » Toad skins and turtle shells aren't the cures most westerners turn to when they learn they've developed cancer. But in China, the market for traditional remedies like these grew 35% last year, twice as fast as the overall anti-cancer market. Though the effectiveness of these treatments is unproven, Western doctors, elite medical institutions and pharmaceutical companies are starting to put them to the scientific test.

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    “Merciless” Post-tropical storm Sandy (updated 20:30)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 30/10/2012

    » Sandy has been just as bad as forecasters has feared, causing massive flooding destruction along the east coast of the United States. Morning has finally come and people are just starting to see how bad things are. We will update the situation tomorrow.

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