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Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions| Reuters

May 26, 2015

Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions| Reuters

SYDNEY Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea. While only 40 Japanese officers and soldiers will take part in drills involving 30,000 U.S. #Business #Economy #India #Technology #Middle East #science #Africa #United Kingdom #Taiwan #Entertainment #opinion
No human trafficking camps left in Thai south, police say| Reuters

May 26, 2015

No human trafficking camps left in Thai south, police say| Reuters

BANGKOK Thai police said on Monday there were no human trafficking camps left in southern Thailand following a month-long crackdown and the discovery of seven camps in mountainous jungle near the Thai-Malaysian border. The comments came hours after Malaysia's police said they had uncovered 139 graves thought to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh scattered around more than two dozen suspected trafficking camps near the border with Thailand. Earlier this month, 36 bodies believed to be of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar were found in Thailand's southern Songkhla province. #Economy #Sports #India #Bangladesh #France #Middle East #science #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment
Taliban truck bomb hits government offices in southern Afghanistan, wounds dozens| Reuters

May 26, 2015

Taliban truck bomb hits government offices in southern Afghanistan, wounds dozens| Reuters

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan A Taliban suicide bomber in a truck loaded with explosives struck a provincial government neighbourhood in Zabul in southern Afghanistan on Monday, wounding nearly 70 people, officials said. The Afghan Taliban, ousted from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, claimed responsibility for the attack in Qalat city, the latest in a series following the withdrawal of most foreign troops from the country. #Economy #India #France #Afghanistan #science #Africa #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threat | Reuters

May 26, 2015

U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threat | Reuters

NEW YORK An Air France ( AIRF.PA ) flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the U.S. #Business #Economy #Sports #Technology #Middle East #Health #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #opinion

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Bill Gates is wrong, the rich-poor divide is only getting wider

Feb 03, 2014

Bill Gates is wrong, the rich-poor divide is only getting wider

The former Microsoft bosss faith in the system that gave him all the money he now spends to fight inequality is perhaps instinctive. But there is ample evidence now that inequality is inbuilt in the capitalist system. #Economy #ToTheContrary #Poverty #Bill Gates #poor