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China plans to block foreign ships from waters it claims as its own

e.VnExpress   February 17, 2017 | 09:19 pm GMT+7

Foreign submarines passing through these waters would be required to surface and fly national flags.

China has announced plans to revise a 34-year-old maritime safety law and start banning some foreign ships from its territorial waters in 2020.

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Kuala Lumpur rally calls for stricter Islamic law

Al Jareeza – Push to allow Islamic courts to impose more severe punishments fuels fears of growing division in multi-ethnic nation.

About 40 percent of Malaysia’s population is not Muslim [Kate Mayberry/Al Jazeera]
About 40 percent of Malaysia’s population is not Muslim [Kate Mayberry/Al Jazeera]

Kuala Lumpur – A massive rally in the heart of Kuala Lumpur in support of proposals to allow Islamic courts to impose more severe punishments has raised fears of growing division in Malaysia’s multicultural society.

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Hope for Hanoi? New bus system could cut pollution … if enough people use it

ChannelNewsAsia

A new $53m BRT (bus rapid transit) system has the power to reduce Hanoi’s dreadful air pollution. Persuading residents of Vietnam’s rapidly expanding capital to ditch their motorbikes and private cars, however, will be another story

Traffic jam in Hanoi
The swarm of motorbikes and cars is the main cause of Hanoi’s air pollution. Photograph: Linh Pham/Getty Images

From his high-rise office building in Hanoi, Tran Dung can barely see his city’s skyline behind the thick layer of smog. Before leaving work, the 25-year-old executive assistant checks the pollution reading on his AirVisual app, which provides real-time measurements of PM2.5 – the tiny particles found in smog that can damage your throat and lungs.

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Finland is really good at stopping bullying. Here’s how they’re doing it.

  • Imagine you’re back in middle school or high school. The bell just rang, so you’re walking to your next class, minding your own business.

Then you walk around the corner and see this:

A student being pushed into some lockers.
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What would you do?

Unfortunately, this is a pretty common scene.

About a fourth to a third of all students report that they’ve been bullied in school.

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Islamic State-claimed bomb kills 70 at Pakistani shrine

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Pakistani devotees gather at the 13th-century Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan in 2014. (AFP Photo)

KARACHI: At least 70 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday (Feb 16) when a bomb ripped through a Sufi shrine in Pakistan, officials said, after a series of extremist assaults shook the country’s growing sense of security.

A zen master’s advice on coping with Trump

huffingtonpost_For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction.


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Thich Nhat Hanh.

What can Zen Buddhism teach us about the art of effective activism in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency?

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North Korea: isolated state with a long history of assassinations

The Guardian – Kim Jong-nam’s death is believed to have been an ordered hit. If so it would not be the first time citizens were targeted abroad

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, and his exiled half-brother Kim Jong-nam.

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, left, and his half-brother Kim Jong-nam. Photograph: Wong Maye-E, Shizuo Kambayashi/AP

Kim Jong-nam was almost certainly murdered by North Korean agents, according to intelligence officials in South Korea, as suspicions mount that his assassination at Kuala Lumpur airport was ordered by his estranged half-brother, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

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Female suspect arrested over death of Kim Jong-nam – female suspect carrying Vietnamese passport

 

Female suspect arrested over death of Kim Jong-nam

Malaysian police say female suspect was carrying Vietnamese passport and was alone at the time of arrest.

AlJazeera
Malaysia police have arrested a female suspect in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Police said the woman they arrested on Wednesday carried a Vietnamese passport and was alone at the time of arrest.

The woman, detained at the low-cost terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in the Malaysian capital, was identified on the travel document as Doan Thi Huong born on May 31, 1988, police said.

The “suspect was positively identified from the CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of arrest”, they added.

READ MORE: Kim Jong-nam ‘poisoned with chemical spray’

Kim died on Monday after suddenly falling ill at Kuala Lumpur airport. He had been on his way to the Chinese territory of Macau, where he had been living. He was reportedly living under China’s protection.

He died on his way to hospital.

An autopsy will be performed on Wednesday, police said.

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Hackers scrambling to save climate data from Trump administration

David Z. Morris Jan 23, 2017

Virtual climate

Fortune_Wired has provided a glimpse into an initiative to download and securely store reams of climate and environmental data from the Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as the Trump administration takes power. The organizers of the work, including some based at the University of Toronto, were initially motivated by widespread environmental data destruction under Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand


U.S. Pacific Command chief Adm. Harry Harris (left) and Thailand defense forces chief Gen. Surapong Suwana-Adth pose during the opening ceremony of the multilateral Cobra Gold military exercises at Sattahip Royal Thai Marine Corps Base in Chonburi, Thailand, on Tuesday. | REUTERS

JAPAN TIMES AP Feb 14, 2017

The highest-ranking U.S. military official to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup urged the country to restore democracy, saying Tuesday that America needs “a strong and stable ally” in Southeast Asia.

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