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MH17 disaster: blinded by jargon

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

It was certainly clear when I met former Malaysia Airlines executive Abudul Aziz that he loves the company – it was equally clear that he is worried about it after the downing of flight MH17, the company's second tragic loss in a matter of months.

More than 500 killed on Malaysia Airlines flights this year

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

At first glance, nothing at Kuala Lumpur's impressive-looking airport seemed out of place. But there was a heavy feeling in the air.

On the deadly scene of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Freelance photographer John Wendle describes the harrowing moment he arrived on the scene of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash. I got here late last night at about 10.30pm. The wreck was still burning. Bits of metal smouldering and a rescue team were hosing the wreckage down. Show More Summary

Hong Kong protesters have ‘Beijing’s tentacles’ in sight

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

In a mass demonstration in Hong Kong on Tuesday, protesters are hoping their Beijing-based masters get the "message" and leave them alone.

The Thai fortune-teller who has lost faith in the future

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

To me, it sounded like one of the best known fortune-tellers in south east Asia, Luck Rakanithes, believes he made his own luck.

Thailand: how fortune-tellers predicted military coup

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

In Thailand, the politicians have gone and the public’s been silenced. It is the military men who run the country now. The streets – well they’re peaceful enough – but what the generals possess in firepower, they lack in earthly confidence. Show More Summary

North Waziristan: fleeing before the bombardment begins

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Unnamed officials in the capital Islamabad said they were giving people a chance to escape before a fully-fledged ground offensive begins.

Karachi airport attack: Pakistan’s embarrassment

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

The Taliban-claimed attack on an international airport in Karachi is an illustration of Pakistan's inability to defend key installations - and a major blow to peace talks.

How will ‘authoritarian’ Qatar cope with beer-swilling football fans?

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

We discovered another side to Qatar, a deeply conservative, authoritarian nation, personified in my mind by the man who stopped his car as we tried to take some pictures in a park.

Thai military raids target ‘red shirt’ protest leaders

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Since the military coup in Thailand, the junta has produced lists of the people it wants to report to army bases, sending many leaders of the red shirt protest movement into hiding.

Thailand post-coup: protests amid media crackdown

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

More demonstrations on the streets of Bangkok as the military summons newspaper editors and bans gatherings of more than five people at a time.

A job too far for Thailand’s new prime minister

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

General Prayuth's decision to make himself Thailand's prime minister means he now has full ownership of the country's long-running and intractable political crisis.

General Prayeth vs Dr Seri: a glimpse of the Thai army’s tactics?

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

We get our first glimpse of General Prayuth Chan-ocha's masterplan for Thailand's future - which includes the arrest of a popular protest leader.

North Korean defector: ‘I saw people dead on the street’

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

A mother and son, who face execution in North Korea, say they fled the country because they were always hungry.

Risking near-certain death to escape from North Korea

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

North Koreans caught trying to flee their country face execution. But for one mother and her son, the risk was worth it.

Is Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra a victim of ‘juristocracy’?

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Thailand's constitutional court strikes again as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is booted out of office after being found guilty of abuse of power.

Lese majeste: those who dare defy the King of Thailand

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Her name is Chatwadee Amornphat but her friends call her Rose. She works in London as a hairdresser – nothing special she says – another foot-solider in this multi-cultural mega-city’s workforce. Still, there is more to Rose than meets the eye. Show More Summary

Gay, pregnant and unmarried, or like a drink? Don’t go to Brunei

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Brunei may be small - but it is earning an over-sized reputation for brutality as it introduces Sharia law punishments for offences including pregnancy outside marriage and homosexual acts.

Flight MH370: looking for haystacks in the wrong field

3 years agoNews : World News Blog

The recovery teams are quickly losing their best opportunity to find the plane. They have to find what is left of it to have any chance of understanding what really happened.

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