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    The 'least bad' outcome to the Syria war

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 07/04/2016

    » After the Syrian army recaptured the city of Palmyra from the Islamic State (IS) a week ago, US State Department spokesman John Kirby admitted that the liberation of the ancient city was a "good thing". But he could not resist adding: "We're also mindful, of course, that the best hope for Syria and the Syrian people is not an expansion of [President] Bashar al-Assad's ability to tyrannise the Syrian people."


    Orang-utans suffer in bushfires

    News, New York Times, Published on 07/04/2016

    » Katty, a docile, orange-haired pre-schooler, fell from a tree with a thump. Her teacher quickly picked her up, dusted off her bottom, refastened her white disposable nappy and placed her back on a branch more than two metres off the ground.


    Politicians should be keeping their money at home

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 07/04/2016

    » Ramon Fonseca, a founding partner of Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian offshore incorporator that has suffered the biggest leak of privileged information in history, has told Financial Times that the investigations stemming from the leak are an attack on the basic human right to privacy. Dmitri Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, described them as an attack on his boss ahead of the 2018 presidential election. The investigative journalists themselves see their effort as a strike against corruption and money-laundering. So what purpose do the Panama Papers investigations really serve?


    Masroor Ahmad's message to beat the Islamic State

    News, Published on 07/04/2016

    » Perhaps Shakespeare's most famous tragedy is the story of Hamlet. Among the protagonist's many follies, the most outrageous is when, in a fit of rage, he kills Polonious, thinking that he has slain his enemy, King Claudius. The mistake triggers a chain reaction which eventually brings about the destruction of the entire Danish royal family.


    PM needs to be alert

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/04/2016

    » Re: "Army should open its ears", (Editorial, April 6).


    Cultivating risky business

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/04/2016

    » For the government, and many of us, the conflict over water between residents in tambon Phaya Mengrai in Chiang Rai's Phaya Mengrai district and Hongta International Co, a Chinese company which operates a 2,700-rai banana plantation in the area, is a minor and insignificant issue not worthy of public attention.


    How to beat the diabetes epidemic

    News, Published on 07/04/2016

    » The greatest threats to public health are far from shocking or contagious. They are familiar and common. Globally, non-communicable diseases such as cancer, hypertension and asthma account for 38 million deaths per year. Of these diseases, diabetes -- a condition often the result of excess bodyweight and physical inactivity -- is expected to increase rapidly to become the world's seventh largest killer by 2030. Though this seldom makes headlines, and is as confronting to our vanity as it is our health, the implications are alarming. By preventing and managing diabetes, we can, however, defy expectations and chart a different reality. This is a life and death battle that we must all sign up to.


    As dams dry up, time to weigh alternatives

    News, Published on 07/04/2016

    » This week the Ubolratana dam, the first hydroelectric power project developed in the Northeast, ran dry. Opened in 1966 on the Pong River in Khon Kaen, the dam is the victim of mismanagement of the irrigation system and of global climate change.

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