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Sony restricts media access to ‘The Interview’ premiere

By Thu, Dec 11, 2014 10:49AM UTC Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of 'The Interview'. Pic: AP.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be no interviews at the Hollywood premiere of “The Interview.”

Bizarre Hitler scene sneaks into Thai junta propaganda movie

By Tue, Dec 09, 2014 6:27PM UTC A screenshot from the short film '30' shows students painting a picture of HItler. Image via YouTube.

A bizarre and brief scene depicting Thai students painting a picture of Adolf Hitler has made its way into a propaganda short film financed by the military government. “30” by director Kulp Kaljaruek is part of the “Thai Niyom” (“Thai Pride”) movie aimed at promoting the “12 core values” drawn up by by junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha shortly after the military coup of May 22, 2014.

New documentary explores vice and violence in Thailand’s Deep South

By Tue, Dec 09, 2014 8:44AM UTC New documentary explores vice and violence in Thailand’s Deep South

Bars line the street, on display are neon lights, beer signs and women trying to lure in passing revelers. This scene could be anywhere in Thailand, but this particular red light district in Su-ngai Kolok is on the border with Malaysia in Narathiwat province. Here, soldiers and military vehicles patrol the streets to protect the sex workers and the Malaysian men they cater to from the very real possibility of attacks by Muslim insurgents.

2nd Vietnamese blogger detained in crackdown

By Sun, Dec 07, 2014 3:03PM UTC Pic: AP.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have detained a second blogger in a week in the latest crackdown on dissent. Blogger and writer Nguyen Quang Lap was taken into custody and his house searched in the southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday. The Ministry of Public Security

Bangladesh court finds British journalist guilty of contempt

By Wed, Dec 03, 2014 10:16AM UTC British journalist David Bergman speaks to journalists outside the International Crimes Tribunal court building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh dealing with war crimes committed during the country’s independence war has found a British journalist guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll of the 1971 conflict.

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