Kajal Sewrathan

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Thai economy at risk as political rivals vow mass rallies

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s finance minister expressed concern about a weak currency and damage to the economy on Friday as supporters and opponents of the government prepared for big rallies this month that risk pushing the divided country to the brink of chaos.<p>Thailand's Prime Minister …

Israel tests Arrow missile shield, sees Hezbollah ballistic threat

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel successfully tested its upgraded Arrow missile interceptor for the second time on Friday, pushing forward work on a U.S.-backed defence against ballistic threats it sees from Lebanon’s Hezbollah guerrillas as well as from Iran and Syria.<p>An Arrow II missile interceptor …

Thirteen killed in Brotherhood clashes with police in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thirteen people were shot dead as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police across Egypt on Friday, defying an ever-widening state crackdown on the movement that ruled the country until six months ago.<p>Supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed …

Drug companies accused of holding back complete information on clinical trials

Clinical trial results are being routinely withheld from doctors, undermining their ability to make informed decisions about how to treat patients, an influential parliamentary committee has claimed.<p>MPs have expressed "extreme concern" that drug manufacturers appear to only publish around 50% of …

Cambodian forces open fire as factory strikes turn violent

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian military police opened fire with assault rifles on Friday to quell a protest by garment factory workers demanding higher pay, and human rights workers said at least four people were killed.<p>Chaos during nationwide strikes erupted for a second day as security forces …

India has become a dystopia of extremes. But resistance is rising | John Pilger

Neoliberalism has failed the vast majority of India's people. But the spirit that gave the nation independence is stirring<p>In five-star hotels on Mumbai's seafront, children of the rich squeal joyfully as they play hide and seek. Nearby, at the National Theatre for the Performing Arts, people arrive …