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    Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

    AFP, Published on 03/09/2018

    » KUALA TERENGGANU (MALAYSIA) - Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, despite an outcry from activists at the "cruel and unjust" punishment.


    Communicate effectively with the new language of leadership

    Published on 03/09/2018

    » It is common knowledge that we need to communicate effectively with others in order to coexist harmoniously. Whether it is at home or at work, effective communication is important to push business forward.

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    China’s children ordered to watch Saturday night television

    Published on 03/09/2018

    » Schools across China ordered their pupils to sit down in front of the television at 8pm on Saturday night, only for them to be subjected to a lengthy series of commercials.

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    Thousands pack huge anti-racism gig as Merkel urges Germans to speak out

    AFP, Published on 03/09/2018

    » CHEMNITZ (GERMANY) - Tens of thousands of people thronged an anti-racism concert Monday in protest against xenophobic mobs that ran rampage in the city of Chemnitz, as Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to stand up against the far right's message of hate and division.

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    RTP extends 'males-only' policy to cadets

    News, Published on 03/09/2018

    » After barring female police officers from becoming inquiry officers, the Royal Thai Police Office (RTP) males-only policy is to be expanded to new cadets.

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    Taiwanese mull visa restriction on Thais

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Taiwan is considering driving down visa-free entries for Thais from six times to twice a year after the number of Thai women discovered working in the sex trade in the territory jumped during the visa waiver programme's introduction two years ago.

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    Army reshuffle sees loyalists appointed

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 03/09/2018

    » The annual military reshuffle has seen the appointment of assistant army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong as the new army chief -- a position perceived to be critical to smoothing the way for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to reclaim his premiership and stay on in power after the next election.


    Can Asean deal with international crimes?

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 03/09/2018

    » The issue of accountability for international crimes has come to the fore poignantly with the report of the UN's Independent International Fact-finding Commission on Myanmar. The Commission finds that there are reasonable grounds to believe that genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes have been committed in the country, particularly impacting on the Rohingya community in Rakhine state. Significantly, it calls upon Asean to "develop strategies to ensure accountability for perpetrators of crimes under international law, including through sustained engagement with Myanmar and support for an international justice mechanism".


    How to save the modern Catholic Church from itself

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 03/09/2018

    » When the pope is given a cool, even combative, welcome in the Republic of Ireland, the Roman Catholic Church is in trouble. The country had been -- from its founding as the Irish Free State in the early 1920s after a violent break with the United Kingdom -- deeply influenced by Catholic teaching in the framing of its laws and the management of its institutions. It is now solidly secular -- and it has a list of hard questions to put to the Church.

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    City 'struggling to stay afloat'

    News, AFP, Published on 03/09/2018

    » As Bangkok prepares to host climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over a decade.

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