Weaponizing Insults

Thai authorities on Wednesday accused former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of violating the country’s strict royal insult laws, the latest twist in a long-running saga against one of Thailand’s most influential political figures, CNN reported. The charges stem from comments he made during an interview with...

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An Open Race

A 700,000-year-old glacier called Snæfellsjökull almost appeared on Iceland’s presidential ballot for June 1. “It’s time to challenge the status quo and elect a candidate that symbolizes endurance, resilience, and global interconnectedness,” said campaigners who collected signatures for the glacier, which is featured in Jules Verne’s...

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The Comeback

Militants set fire to a girls’ school in northwestern Pakistan Wednesday, the latest such attack in a region that was formerly a Pakistani Taliban stronghold, the Associated Press reported. Police in North Waziristan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said the assailants used kerosene to set fire to...

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Small Steps

United Nations development director Garry Conille was appointed as Haiti’s new prime minister Tuesday, amid criticism of the lack of transparency in the process used to select him to lead the troubled country, Al Jazeera reported. The nine-member transition council was formed following former Prime Minister...

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The Missing River

Archaeologists have long wondered how the ancient Egyptians moved the massive materials they used to build the pyramids. “Many of us who are interested in ancient Egypt are aware that the Egyptians must have used a waterway to build their enormous monuments … but nobody was...

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