Migrant workers worried over Thai nationality check demand

Migrants face abuse, extortion in Thailand, says rights group

BANGKOK, Feb 23 — Migrant workers in Thailand face extortion, arbitrary detention, forced labour and physical abuse, sometimes at the hands of officials in a climate of impunity, a rights group said today.

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US troop deaths in Afghanistan reportedly hit 1,000

KABUL, Feb 23 — The number of American soldiers killed in Afghanistan has reached 1,000, an independent website said today, a grim reminder that eight years of fighting has failed to defeat Taliban insurgents.

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Spies, hackers exploit world cyber rule void

LONDON, Feb 23 — The best weapon against the online thieves, spies and vandals who threaten global business and security would be international regulation of cyberspace.

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Kit Siang Googles ‘Malaysia Muslim Caning’, gets 6.5m hits

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — The recent caning of three Muslim women in Malaysia for illicit sex has bruised the idyllic image of a united, multi-ethnic and progressive nation in the world’s eyes, warned a senior federal lawmaker.

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Unhappy with Israel, EU condemns Dubai killing

BRUSSELS, Feb 23 — The European Union condemned yesterday the use of fraudulent EU passports by the killers of a Palestinian militant in Dubai, showing its discontent with Israel without referring to it directly.

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Reuters:How to decline Facebook friends without offence

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A colleague I just met at work has invited me to be their friend on Facebook. I don’t want to offend them, but nor do I want to share my candid photos and lousy Scrabble scores with someone I hardly know.

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