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  • WORLD

    Ex-CIA chief confirmed as Trump's state secretary

    Reuters, Published on 27/04/2018

    » WASHINGTON: The US Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump's secretary of state on Thursday, putting the former CIA director in a pivotal role to handle US foreign policy challenges such as North Korea and Iran.

  • WORLD

    Agitated Trump unleashes in TV interview

    AFP, Published on 27/04/2018

    » WASHINGTON - A riled-up Donald Trump let loose on everything from the Russia probe, to "crimes" by his opponents, to his legal tangles with a porn star Thursday, in a free-wheeling interview live on TV.

  • WORLD

    Study triples number of known depression genes

    AFP, Published on 27/04/2018

    » PARIS - A study of nearly half-a-million people has uncovered 30 new genes linked to depression, tripling the number known to play a role in the debilitating disease.

  • WORLD

    Ex-comedian Cosby guilty of sexual assault

    AFP, Published on 27/04/2018

    » PHILADELPHIA: Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of sexual assault by a US jury -- losing a years-long legal battle that was made tougher at retrial as the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

  • OPINION

    BNK48 X S44

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 27/04/2018

    » On Tuesday, everyone seemed to be talking about the meeting between PM Prayut Chan-o-cha and BNK48 idol group to promote a family-friendly radio station by the government's Public Relations Department. I still can't get over how adorable it was, so here are some memes to commemorate the kawaii encounter. P.S. I kid with love. g

  • OPINION

    Hard heads must prevail on N Korea

    News, Michael Schuman, Published on 27/04/2018

    » Hope is again rising on the Korean peninsula. Today, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un will hold a summit in the Demilitarised Zone that has divided the two states for 65 years. The meeting raises the prospect that this pointless and anachronistic conflict can finally be brought to an end, or at the very least, that the tensions now threatening global security and world financial markets can be reduced.

  • OPINION

    Cram, jam and pass

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/04/2018

    » Re: "Education sandbox: Reforming the way to reform", (Opinion, April 25).

  • OPINION

    Ease up on Section 44

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/04/2018

    » This month marks the first anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution. Yet, Section 44 under the 2014 interim charter which grants Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), special and absolute powers remains as the supreme law of the country. Since the coup, it has been repeatedly and indiscriminately revoked to serve the regime's desire for immediate results.

  • OPINION

    Myanmar govt faces its next Rakhine showdown

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 27/04/2018

    » International pressure is again mounting on the Myanmar government over its treatment of ethnic communities in the strife-torn western region of Rakhine. Unprecedented violence there over the last 12 months has forced more than 700,000 Muslim refugees -- or Rohingya -- to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh for safety.

  • OPINION

    Defrocking bad monks just part of reform

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 27/04/2018

    » When a group of senior monks in Thailand's highest governing body of clerics faced corruption scrutiny earlier this month, there was no public shock, only a stamp of approval. That says volumes about public discontent with the clergy.

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