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Can the ice bucket challenge raise global water shortage awareness?

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 6:00PM UTC Red Bull team members dump two buckets of ice water on Red Bull Technical Chief Adrian Newey, left, and Team Chief Christian Horner, to complete the ice bucket challenge. Pic: AP.

The ice bucket challenge phenomenon is a great example of raising awareness and funds for a good cause. Let’s use that platform to face up to another global, life threatening problem – water scarcity.

Thai army sues human rights activist over torture claim

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:05AM UTC Thai army sues human rights activist over torture claim

The Association for the Prevention of Torture has the following blurb on Pornpen Khongkachonkiet: Despite growing intimidation from authorities, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Director of the Cross Cultural Foundation, continues to assist marginalised communities, especially torture victims and their families in Southern Thailand, to access justice. She also supports the communities’ efforts to

Thai court dismisses murder charges against Abhisit and Suthep

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 7:00AM UTC Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, right, pictured with former Deputy Premier Suthep Thaugsuban in 2010. Pic: AP.

Thailand’s Criminal Court has dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his then-Deputy pPM Suthep Thuagsuban for their roles in the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010.

Thai court drops murder case against Abhisit and Suthep

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 5:23PM UTC Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, right, pictured with former Deputy Premier Suthep Thaugsuban in 2010. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has dismissed a murder case against former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, who were indicted for their role in ordering a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010.

How Asia has outpaced Latin America on education reform

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 1:02PM UTC Images from AP.

While Asia may have its detractors when it comes to issues like human rights and democratic freedoms, one area where it excels is education. Asian – and especially east Asian – universities are increasingly appearing at the top of the major rankings and Asian students swept the boards in the most recent round of PISA tests, all while keeping education spending at sustainable levels.

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