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Teach your children well – about fake news
Thailand would do well to mimic a Finnish model that’s bearing fruit in schools, countering this damaging social menace

China’s cloud kitchens
Food delivery is big business in China. Earlier this year Chinese online food-delivery giant acquired one of its rivals, Baidu Waimai, and its related services for $800 million (Bt25.4 billion), enabling it to corner 53.4 per cent of the domestic food delivery market. 

Under the dome: Fears Pacific nuclear ‘coffin’ is leaking
As nuclear explosions go, the US “Cactus” bomb test in May 1958 was relatively small – but it has left a lasting legacy for the Marshall Islands in a dome-shaped radioactive dump.

Modi kept his job, a billion Indians worry about theirs
Asad Ahmed, one of about 1.2 million young Indians entering the cut-throat job market each month, diligently scribbles notes at a computer class in New Delhi.

Welcome to a grim political future
The election has generated no hope at all as old-school politicking lays waste to lingering optimism that society’s problems might be resolved

Climate change can be reversed, DiCaprio’s ‘Ice on Fire’ claims
We don’t need advanced technology, Mother Nature has seaweeds and shellfish which sequester five times more carbon than land-based plants,” says Bren Smith, winching a glistening haul of glossy brown kelp out of the sea.

Time for strategy change in Philippines’ drug war 
President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly admitted his brutal war on drugs has failed. The Philippine National Police also recently said the drug situation has only “worsened”.

Indian voters boost Modi’s ambition for a ‘Hindu nation’ 
Vote counts in India yesterday showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi cruising to another five-year term. Defying the pre-poll forecast, the right-wing BJP-lead coalition is expected to win a comfortable majority, riding a wave of Hindu nationalism and aggressive national security slogans.

SEC’s timely move paves way for crowd funding
Smaller entities unable to raise money like corporations do can now turn to the public for backing

In case you missed it – India’s election (in insults)
India’s mammoth election, the biggest in the world, was a frequently bad-tempered affair and awash with insults. Ahead of the vote counting and results due today, here’s a review of the worst of the mudslinging during almost six weeks of campaigning.

NCPO repression and abuses persist five years after coup
Since Thailand’s military seized power on May 22, 2014, the country has faced unending repression of fundamental rights and freedoms.

Junta celebrates its birthday while Thailand cowers
Five years of self-serving rule has cemented the military’s dominance with a fake parliamentary democracy

UN refugee chief’s visit brings cold comfort to Rohingya
International efforts have done nothing to ease the suffering of refugees two years after a vicious military campaign  

Why Canberra should show more respect for China
The surprise victory of Australia’s Liberal National coalition on Saturday gives Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party a third term in government.

What we learned from Game of Thrones (spoiler alert)
Writer’s note: Again, if you plan on watching the popular series, this is where you turn away from this page (not before saving it for later, though). This article is crawling with spoilers, which a lot of people hate with passion these days.

The grim reality behind  Rohingya crisis rhetoric 
Repatriation to Myanmar is nowhere in sight as threat of disease and hostility from local hosts rises

Giving birth to an uncomfortable truth
Those outraged that a high-ranking Thai official sought US citizenship for her baby should first ask why she took that decision  

The death of Thailand’s oldest party
They say that the pursuit of democracy is a Sisyphean ordeal, a never-ending task that must be kept at and pursued constantly.

Thanathorn’s self-defence can help or hurt politics
As long as the Future Forward leader stays focused on proving his innocence rather than attacking his accusers, society as a whole can benefit

SE Asia’s kids targeted by new wave of online paedophiles
Southeast Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with near-untraceable cryptocurrency, victims and children’s charities warn. 

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