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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    "Free education" not really free

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 17/02/2012

    » Test scores & education quality falling. Lack of accountability the problem, not money, 20% of govt budget to education, more than ASEAN neighbors.

  • LIFE

    Shariah with Chinese characteristics

    Life, Published on 16/09/2016

    » Matthew S. Erie, a trained lawyer and ethnographer who teaches at Oxford University, lived for two years in Linxia, a small city in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu. Known as China's Mecca, it is a centre of religious life for the Hui, an ethnic minority numbering 10 million who practise Islam. Along with the Turkic Uighurs, they are one of 10 officially recognised ethnic groups that practise Islam, making the total population of Muslims in China around 23 million, according to the 2010 government census.

  • LIFE

    Diabetes and the low-carb debate

    Life, Published on 20/09/2016

    » A few years ago, Dr Richard Kahn, the now-retired chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association, was tasked with organising a committee to prescribe a diet plan for people with diabetes. He began by looking at the evidence for different diets, asking which, if any, best controlled diabetes.

  • LIFE

    Riding shotgun with the Boss

    Life, Published on 23/09/2016

    » Long dark highways and thin white lines; fire roads and interstates; the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets; barefoot girls sitting on the hoods of Dodges; pink Cadillacs; last-chance power drives; men who go out for a ride and never come back.

  • WORLD

    Trump video tweet shows him wrestling, beating CNN

    New York Times, Published on 03/07/2017

    » WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump posted a short video to his Twitter account on Sunday in which he is portrayed wrestling and punching a figure whose head has been replaced by the logo for CNN.

  • TECH

    Microsoft Paint might be fading

    Life, James Hein, Published on 02/08/2017

    » What is the one program you can count on to be in Windows, apart from say Minesweeper? Microsoft Paint. It's the poor man's drawing tool and screen capture tool where it is as simple as Alt-Printscreen, Start-Run MSPaint, CTRL-V, Crop Marquee Select Crop, CTRL-A CTRL-C, Switch to email and CTRL–V to get something from your screen into an email (or anything else).

  • WORLD

    US threatens to punish Myanmar over Rohingya

    New York Times, Published on 24/10/2017

    » WASHINGTON: The Trump administration threatened Monday to take punitive actions against Myanmar unless it pulls back from its violent military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, expressing what it called “our gravest concern” over a crisis that has killed or displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

  • OPINION

    Britain's current mess extends well beyond Brexit

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 13/11/2017

    » Britain -- ever-ready to boast stable politics and a faultless, often-called "Rolls-Royce" civil service -- is in a mess. Between scandals over sex, secret meetings, political donors and the royal family, the government is melting down.

  • THAILAND

    'I sold the piano and bought a camera'

    Spectrum, Published on 03/12/2017

    » Journalism requires taking risks beyond the regular (and sometimes legal) call of duty. When breaking news happens or an injustice is found lurking in the shadows, journalists are often the first ones there to shed light on the stories that impact society's most marginalised. It requires a deep passion for sharing people's stories with the rest of the world.

  • OPINION

    Patience wearing thin with Iranian regime

    News, Published on 05/05/2018

    » In the early weeks of 2018, protests swept through the small towns of Iran, mobilising the disgruntled lower rung of society. Demonstrators chanted slogans against the country's theocracy. Meanwhile, large cities, where some of the largest anti-regime demonstrations previously had taken place, remained relatively quiet.

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