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PM’s aide files lese majeste complaint against lawmaker

By Reuters Staff, published by Microsoft News AN aide to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha today (Feb. 18) filed a criminal complaint accusing an opposition lawmaker of insulting His Majesty the King, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Thailand has seen a sharp increase in use of the “lese majeste” law since

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World news

How Mars became the prize for a new space race — and why China is hellbent on winning it

By Steffi Paladini, Space.com     This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Steffi Paladini, Reader in Economics & Global Security, Birmingham City University LOOKING at its achievements over the past decade, nobody would doubt China is aiming to win the new

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Myanmar junta targets paralysing strikes, as arrests near 500

By Reuters Staff, published by MSN  MYANMAR’S military junta has issued arrest warrants against six celebrities for encouraging strikes that have paralysed many government offices in protests against this month’s coup, with total arrests since then now nearing 500. Late yesterday (Feb. 17), security forces opened fire in Myanmar’s second biggest city of Mandalay as

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