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Thailand: Bangkok still on flood alert, as class action is prepared against govt

Almost 10 billion cubic metres of water could swamp Bangkok’s central districts by mid-November. Plans for funnelling out the water are being implemented. Lawyers prepare to file a lawsuit against the government. The prime minister dismisses calls for her resignation. Many now fear contamination of ...


Portraits Of Osh: The Bottom Drops Out From The Middle Class

More than a year has passed since brutal Kyrgyz-Uzbek clashes broke out in southern Kyrgyzstan, leaving hundreds dead and thousands of homes destroyed. With critical presidential elections approaching, attention is once again focused on the south, where there are concerns of a fresh outbreak of ...