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Death and hope on the high seas

  • Sharks and their cousins, the rays, predate the dinosaurs. They survived the catastrophic mass extinction that finished off Tyrannosaurus Rex and all the rest, as well the Permian-Triassic extinction that wiped out around 96 percent of marine species. Even the more recently evolved shark lineages...
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Murder-suicide or mass murder?

  • We know what propels a suicide bomber — say of the Palestinian variety, in the old days of the second intifada — to go on a suicide mission in pursuit of a cause that he knows he is not going to be around to see triumphant.In his iconic work, The Poverty of Historicism (1957), the British...
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Red Terror raising its head

  • In countries that have to live with terrorism, suicide bombings, raids on government offices and ambushes of soldiers in rural areas are not uncommon sights. However, every time these things happen, society is shaken once again like the first time. Those countries that have to live with terrorism...
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Killer robots — not a good idea

  • Killer robots is a dreadful name, don’t you think? It reminds you of the killing machines in the “Terminator” series and the “Battle Droids” of “Star Wars.” “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems” is a much classier name, and the acronym is even better: LAWS. So the international conference that...
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Saudi Press Roundup

  • Protecting women’s rightsLast week Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received a delegation of human rights leaders in the Kingdom. It was a historic day when the king emphasized the role of women in bringing up their families properly and boosting the country’s development.During that...
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Preventing Bloody Fridays

  • Friday, June 26, 2015 — it was the second Friday of Ramadan. Three countries were left shocked by three separate terror attacks. A man was beheaded at the exit to a factory in France, a massacre took place on a beach shared by two hotels in Tunisia and a suicide bomber attacked a mosque where 2...
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The noose is tightening

  • The law is an ass, said English dramatist George Chapman in 1654. Little has changed since. Indeed, the more laws are enacted, the more asinine we seem to become. Cicero said law stands mute in the midst of arms. And it stood mute in the face of anguished protests by civil society and appeals by...
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Earning OFWs’ ire

  • It was fury, plain and simple, spinning madly like a tornado, emanating from the global ranks of overseas Filipino workers. I have never seen the likes of it except for the time when Filipino domestic worker Flor Contempacion was about to be executed in Singapore. Despite several appeals for...
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‘Educated in India’ brand

  • The messy higher education sector of India is set for a major overhaul provided Premier Narendra Modi can convince his ideological mentors in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) about the efficacy of opening higher education to foreign universities. Even though, the Modi government is in favor...
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Respecting OFWs

  • Bureau of Customs Deputy Commissioner Arturo Lachica chose his words carefully, refusing even to publicly disclose his agency’s annual deficit in revenue collections during a meeting on balikbayan boxes. He was trying to avoid any misinterpretation, he said. The BoC heard the message of millions...
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