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Deaths in Bangkok blast near protest site

A blast has killed two people and wounded at least 28 in a busy shopping district in the Thai capital Bangkok, hours after supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised to get tough with demonstrators paralysing parts of the city.<p>Sunday's blast went off near one of the few large …

Nocookies

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The inconvenient truth about our PNG 'solution'

Seventy-five years ago, in the depths of World War II, the British sent out a secret weapon to help Australia in the fight against the Japanese, who …

Morrison's use of asylum seeker death unravels as facts come back to bite

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has been brought undone by the characteristics that make him the quintessential Abbott government minister: his …

Joe Hockey warns global economic recovery not yet out of the woods

Federal treasurer Joe Hockey says the global economic recovery is not yet sufficiently strong to create enough jobs to lift people out of poverty.<p>But he said this weekend’s Group of 20 (G20) meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Sydney provides an opportunity to improve economic …

Lest we go over the top

The experience of war very much depends on where one happens to be standing at the time. This is true for those whose fate is decided in battle and …

Scott Morrison at Shirelive

It’s an overcast Sunday morning in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, ten days before Christmas. The smiling families who drift into Shirelive Church defy …

ALL ABOUT PAUL HOWES http://bit.ly/ITJ36e Paul Howes laid out his vision for Australian industrial relations at the National Press Club yesterday. The Australian Workers’ Union national secretary said unions must root out any corruption, because it undermined the interests of the "2 million hard-working, decent men and women who simply believe in the fair go."

Anzac's long shadow: The cost of our national obsession

The breathless Irish voice on the end of the phone had been singing for four minutes straight on the majestic scale of the Anzac centenary. ‘It will …

Operation Manus Overboard

Two days ago, reports of a ‘disturbance’ on Manus Island began filtering through to mainland Australia. Manus Island MP Ronnie Knight described the …

Why the One Appealing Part of Creationism Is Wrong

Earlier this month, Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum, in Petersburg, Kentucky, held a debate with Bill Nye at the museum. Within the creationist crowd, Ham represents the young-Earth wing, which believes that the planet is around six thousand years old. He also has other extreme …

Boris Johnson compare George Clooney à Hitler

Entre Boris Jonhson, le très à droite maire de Londres, et George Clooney, la très progressiste star de Hollywood, les hostilités sont ouvertes. En …

Hitler

Une ville antique sous un lac

Le Daily Mail dévoile d’extraordinaires photos sous-marine de la Cité du Lion, une ville engloutie il y a une cinquantaine d’années lors de la …

Voyages

Heurts sanglants à Bangkok

La «Mission Paix pour Bangkok» a mal tourné. Mardi, la police thaïlandaise a mené une vaste opération visant à reprendre le contrôle de sites de …

How The Guardian is colonising the Australian media landscape

<i>The Guardian's</i> Australian operation isn't commercially sustainable yet. But with revenues 300% up on expectations, it's well on the way to it, its …

Can Japan Be Switzerland? Abe's Goal With 'Collective Security'

Is Switzerland a “normal” country? People who know that Switzerland is more than yodeling, chocolates, and fondu, that it is also secretive Swiss bankers (with whom, one jurisdiction and much geography removed, I once proudly worked) and lethal arms dealers, that it declined to enter the European …

Windows 8: To touch or not to touch | Financial Times

It must have been galling to Microsoft when Hewlett-Packard brought back Windows 7 “by popular demand” last month. But it reflected a reality that …

Would self-driving cars improve road safety? Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun on his vision for cars that behave like trains: http://wef.ch/e3Fao Photo: Reuters/Tim Chong

"This will be revolutionary for food security." Entrepreneur Sam White on a new technology to chill milk without a generator in India, the world's largest dairy market: http://wef.ch/j3Jat Photo: Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee

Resounding victory for Alinghi

<i>As the Extreme Sailing Series Singapore comes to a close</i><p>Sunday February 23rd 2014, Author: Nicola Moore, Location: Singapore<p>Extreme Sailing Series …

Sailing

Federer: Nadal can break my Grand Slam record

Roger Federer, who owns 17 Grand Slam titles, says that 13-time major champion Rafael Nadal may some day break his record.<p>"Yeah, absolutely," Federer …

Australia pathetic and Michael Clarke is to blame

• South Africa upbeat after demolishing Australia<br>• Clarke admits he's due for big score<br>• South Africa beats Australia in second Test<p>Australia has played …

Brittle Aussies turn to fragile Watson, but with reason

The immediate reaction seemed to be yet another return for the fragile but prodigal Watson.<p>It must not be forgotten that man for man, South Africa's …

The lost pictures of Lewis, Scotland

It came about, in part, because of a Jiffy bag. Some years ago the now-late Peggy Macleod, a native of Shawbost on the beautifully stormswept west coast of Lewis, decided to get a print made from a box of glass photographic plates which had languished, quite unremarked, in her barn for decades. She …

Mexico, Veracruz (Veracruz), Seated Figure, 800/1200, ceramic

Mexico, Veracruz (<i>Veracruz</i>), <b>Seated Figure</b>, 800/1200, ceramic<p>Portland Art Museum

This week marked Ansel Adams's 112th birthday. On March 18th, we'll be opening a new exhibit featuring Adams's own selection of his greatest works. Mark your calendar! [Portrait of Ansel Adams by J. Malcolm Greany, ca. 1950]

Leaf through a travel sketchbook created by Napoleon's chief architect, Pierre François Léonard Fontaine, on view through April 27. The sketchbook contains thirty watercolors made en plein air that reflect Fontaine's delight in the villages and countryside he passed through as well as his diligence in gathering information for the Emperor. http://met.org/MJaZM3 Pierre François Léonard Fontaine (French, 1762–1853) | Sketchbook of a Journey to the Château d'Eu | 1811

Who will win the Oscar for best foreign language movie?

The competition is wide open, with five outstanding pictures and new rules in the category. Tom Brook takes a look at the films in the running.<p>Previous years have given us a clear front-runner in the race for the best foreign language picture Oscar. There was little doubt that Michael Haneke would …

Lego: The architect's favourite toy

How did these plastic bricks become part of so many of our childhoods? Tom Dyckhoff explores the history and appeal of the colourful toys that architects love.<p>Lego, the ubiquitous plastic toy, has become a global brand: there are 86 pieces of it for every person on the earth. It even has its own …

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