Former Thailand PM Thaksin Shinawatra to go on trial for royal insult | Politics News

Former Thailand PM Thaksin Shinawatra to go on trial for royal insult | Politics News

The case relates to an interview the billionaire politician gave to South Korean media while in self-imposed exile in 2015. Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who returned home last year after 15 years in exile, will go on trial next month on charges of insulting the monarchy. Prayuth Pecharakun,…

The art project aiming to keep Australia’s Indigenous people out of jail | Indigenous Rights News

The art project aiming to keep Australia’s Indigenous people out of jail | Indigenous Rights News

Melbourne, Australia – More Indigenous people are behind bars in Australia than ever before, making them the world’s most imprisoned people. Despite making up 3.8 percent of the national population, Indigenous Australians make up 33 percent of the prison population and are 17 times more likely to be jailed than…

Taiwan’s parliament passes bill pushing pro-China changes | Politics News

Taiwan’s parliament passes bill pushing pro-China changes | Politics News

Thousands protested outside Taiwan’s parliament after reforms seen as reducing the president’s power were passed. Taiwan’s opposition-controlled legislature has ignored large protests to push through legislative changes seen as favourable to China. The controversial bill, adopted on Tuesday, diminishes the power of President William Lai Ching-te, who was sworn in…

Disgraced Olympic swimmer Sun Yang eyes competitive return as drug ban ends | Paris Olympics 2024 News

Disgraced Olympic swimmer Sun Yang eyes competitive return as drug ban ends | Paris Olympics 2024 News

Sun’s ban ends too late for him to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympics but he says he will restart his swimming career. Disgraced three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang hopes to return to competitive swimming “as soon as possible” after his more than four-year ban for a doping violation ended….

Papuans head to Indonesian court to protect forests from palm oil | Indigenous Rights News

Papuans head to Indonesian court to protect forests from palm oil | Indigenous Rights News

Indigenous activists from the Indonesian province of West Papua have held traditional ceremonies outside the country’s Supreme Court in Jakarta calling for their traditional land and forests to be protected from palm oil plantations. Representatives of the Awyu and Moi communities held prayers and performed dances in front of the…

Art, violence and resistance: Raoul Peck and Viet Thanh Nguyen | Al Jazeera

Art, violence and resistance: Raoul Peck and Viet Thanh Nguyen | Al Jazeera

Filmmaker Raoul Peck and author Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss their road to making art that’s political and subversive. Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck highlights the roots of violence and inequality today. He is best known for his Oscar-nominated documentary – I Am Not Your Negro about civil rights icon James Baldwin…

‘A miracle’: Couple survives Papua New Guinea landslide that ‘buried 2,000’ | Weather News

‘A miracle’: Couple survives Papua New Guinea landslide that ‘buried 2,000’ | Weather News

Two found alive as overnight rains raise fears tonnes of rubble covering the area could become dangerously unstable. A couple has been found alive three days after a deadly landslide hit Papua New Guinea (PNG), media reports say, as the government informed the United Nations that more than 2,000 people…

Australia’s Starc fit and ready for T20 World Cup after heatwave-hit IPL | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup News

Australia’s Starc fit and ready for T20 World Cup after heatwave-hit IPL | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup News

Starc took 17 wickets in 13 matches in Kolkata’s title-winning run at the IPL 2024 season that lasted two months. Mitchell Starc has dismissed fears the intense heat might have drained him during his Indian Premier League-winning exploits, with the Australian declaring he was fit and ready for the ICC…

China urges South Korea, Japan to uphold free trade at three-way summit | Business and Economy

China urges South Korea, Japan to uphold free trade at three-way summit | Business and Economy

Chinese Premier Li Qiang says the three countries should view each other as ‘partners and opportunities for development’. China’s No 2 official has urged Japan and South Korea to reject protectionism and uphold globalisation as the countries kicked off their first trilateral summit in almost five years. Chinese Premier Li…

North Korea plans to launch space satellite by June 4: Japan | Weapons News

North Korea plans to launch space satellite by June 4: Japan | Weapons News

Sanctions-breaking launch follows Pyongyang’s third and successful attempt to launch a spy satellite in November. North Korea has notified Japan of plans to launch a satellite between May 27 and June 4, after putting its first spy satellite into orbit at the third attempt last November. The Japanese Coastguard said…