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Why the ‘Classical Liberal’ is Making a Comeback

A perfect storm of political upheaval has led to the resurgence of a label with centuries-old roots.<p>“I really call myself a classical liberal more than a conservative.”<p>Protests like the above have become common as of late from certain quadrants of the self-proclaimed, free-thinking “Intellectual …

Political Science

The Glory of Democracy

In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and Communism fell with it. Liberal democracy seemed triumphant. Democracies sprouted in Central Europe. Apartheid fell in South Africa. The Oslo process seemed to herald peace in the Middle East.<p>Then it all went bad. Tribalism and authoritarianism are now on the march …

Political Science

The Ayodhya verdict can shake the very foundations of India

The Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem commemorates the birth place of Jesus Christ. Imagine that a mosque was built on the spot during the Middle Ages. Now imagine that centuries after the building of the mosque, the Christians sued to recover possession of the site in the courts of a secular, …

I taught my 5th-graders how to spot fake news. Now they won’t stop fact-checking me.

It’s more important than ever to teach kids how to read news critically.<p>It was a fall day in 2014, and my classroom was full of excitement. My students had transformed themselves into historical figures for a living history project. I was going to broadcast it online so other schools could watch …

Teaching

Martinez accepts the blame for Everton's recent slump

The Toffees are winless in six games heading into Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United and the Spanish boss takes full responsibility for their bad form<p>Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits the criticism against him during the side's slump has been justified as they prepare for …

Thai man arrested on boat believed to be carrying slave fish

SABANG, Indonesia (AP) — The Thai captain of a seized cargo ship carrying an estimated $2 million worth of seafood has been arrested in Indonesia on …

Satellites track missing slave fishing boats on secret journey from Indonesia to Papua New Guinea

From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there’s the …

Papua New Guinea

How sex traffickers in Malaysia and Thailand use Facebook to lure victims

The traffickers would lure women to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by promising them work in restaurants, spas, and karaoke bars, Thai police Lt. Col. Komvich Padhanarath told the AP. Once the women arrived, they were forced into sex work.<p>The Malaysian man, Kheng Hsiang Low, and the two Thai women face …

Thailand dismisses US criticism over human trafficking and slavery

Thailand has hit back after being blacklisted in a US report for the second consecutive year for not combatting modern-day slavery, arguing it has made serious steps to tackle human trafficking.<p>The ministry of foreign affairs said the US state department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report, …

Asia

Christianity,Religion,Pope Francis,Egypt,Syria,North Korea,Nigeria,Kenya,Africa,Asia Pacific,Catholicism,Middle East and North Africa,The papacy,World news,Sudan<p>Increase in murder, as well as rape, torture and discrimination, has led the pope to warn of a ‘form of genocide’<p>Christians are facing …

Religion

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Thailand

The 'boat people' crisis won't end until Burma stops persecuting the Rohingya

Ebadullah can barely stand. Twenty-six years old and from Burma, he’s weak and weathered, but wants to talk. “If someone tried to move in the boat, they would beat us,” he said. “Those who didn’t move were beaten, too.”<p>Revealed: how the Thai fishing industry traffics, imprisons and enslaves<p>Read more<p>…

Burma