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PADDY MANNING | THE WORLD | 8 UNLOCK?

Israel still pulls business heavy hitters, but Palestine off the table

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce has some big connections in the business world — and they are far too polite (and politic) to mention the current unpleasantness in Gaza.

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BEN SANDILANDS | THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

Is air travel becoming less safe?

We have witnessed three fairly big plane crashes in the last two weeks, and already nervous flyers are even more on edge. But is this an anomaly, or is air travel less safe than we think? Crikey’s aviation reporter explains.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 29

Rundle: the tortured moral philosophy of offshore detention

Degrading the distinction between action and the consequences of non-action undermines all morality. Crikey’s writer-at-large parses the moral arguments for offshore detention and the current bombing of Gaza.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 5 UNLOCK?

The evidence is in: copyright net censorship just won’t work

The government’s key proposal to halt filesharing has demonstrably failed overseas, and has dangerous implications for free speech.

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THE WORLD | 4

Dutch grieve while ‘life goes on’

The Dutch have a reputation for being practical and level-headed, but shock and grief over MH17 run deep, writes Priya de Langen.

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THE WORLD | 4 UNLOCK?

In the calculus of war, children’s lives not worth much

For children caught in conflict zones, death is but the most extreme consequence; other lifelong consequences are commonly absent from our awareness, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson.

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MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

Follow Friday: @PabGallego on the future of the Left in Spain and Europe

The GFC hit Spain hard, and the recovery from it has spurred a resurgence of the Left, says Spanish activist Pablo Gallego Garcia.

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THE WORLD | 16 UNLOCK?

With Europe on the brink, MH17 is Putin’s watershed moment

Vladimir Putin has built up enormous popularity based on Russian nationalism. To take a soft approach in Ukraine risks that, but to go hard risks war with Europe, explains Thomas Ambrosio, professor of political science at North Dakota State University.

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THE WORLD | 16

Can the AFP really help in Ukraine?

Abbott wants to send the cops into war-torn Ukraine. Is this a wise move? Andrew Goldsmith, strategic professor of criminology and Grant Niemann, senior lecturer in law, explain.

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THE WORLD | 7 UNLOCK?

In MH17 response, a rare — and surprising — win for Malaysian govt

Freelance writer Hari Raj compares the Malaysian government’s response to two unprecedented incidents in aviation history.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 19 UNLOCK?

Rundle: in MH17, the death of meaning from the meaninglessness of death

We in the West are no longer used to sudden or accidental death — and we have no idea how to deal with it.

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THE WORLD | 7

Why we’ve lost interest in the Nigerian schoolgirls, 100 days on

It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped. What did #BringBackOurGirls achieve, and where has the outrage gone? United Nations adviser Robert Johnson writes from Nairobi.

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BEN SANDILANDS | THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

Crikey Clarifier: what happens now with MH17?

What is happening with MH17’s data flight recorders? What country has jurisdiction over the site? And is there a cover-up going on? Crikey’s aviation reporter takes us through the story so far …

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THE WORLD | 2 UNLOCK?

Jokowi win likely to be confirmed as Indonesia crowdsources vote count

Joko Widodo is the clear winner in Indonesia’s election. But will Prabowo concede? Indonesia commentator Jim Della-Giacoma reports.

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THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

Egypt’s distrust of Hamas strains Palestinian ties

Could Egypt be doing more to broker a peace deal between Israel and Gazan militants? Rachel Williamson, freelance journalist in Cairo, says although Egypt used to support the Palestinian cause, its fear of Hamas has caused it to take a step back.

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BEN SANDILANDS | THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

MH17: decency and respect needed for victims — but it may be too late

There are procedures in place to honour those who have died in and ensure a fair and proper investigation. But so far, the Russian-backed separatists have not shown much willingness to abide by them.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 35 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Cold Warriors rattling kalashnikovs can’t give MH17 meaning

MH17 was almost certainly not shot down by the Russian military in a deliberate act of war against any nation with a citizen on board. But tell that to the Right.

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THE WORLD | 7 UNLOCK?

MH17: backgrounder on the situation in Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine is not merely a border skirmish, it is a full-on war. Ukrainian journalist in the city of Odessa Mikhail Golubev reports on the situation on the ground today.

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BEN SANDILANDS | THE WORLD | 45

MH17: why a commercial jet was flying over a war zone

The Russian separatists who shot down MH17 allegedly thought it was a military target — though it was easily distinguishable as a commercial plane.

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BEN SANDILANDS | THE WORLD | 33

MH17: Malaysia Airlines’ hideous failure of duty of care cost hundreds their lives

Malaysia Airlines – and Singapore Airlines and a few other carriers — have prioritised fuel economy over passenger safety — and almost 300 people have paid with their lives.

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THE WORLD | 4 UNLOCK?

MH17: more Australians dead than September 11

Tragic history has been written for Australia today. The Ukraine plane crash is the second-worst terrorist attack in our history, and the third-worst plane crash, in terms of casualties.

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THE WORLD | 9 UNLOCK?

Jake Lynch: my year of fighting anti-Semitism charges

Shurat HaDin took Associate Professor Jake Lynch to court to claim he was an anti-Semite. Now that the case has collapsed, Lynch explains the strategy of Israeli “lawfare”.

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Malaysian govt tightens grip on media freedom

The Malaysian government has never been friendly to an open and democratic press. But its lawsuit against an online publication is taking things to another level. Former Malaysiakini intern Jarni Blakkarly reports.

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THE WORLD | 1

‘The children cry and scream’ as violence in Gaza escalates

The murder of three Israeli teenagers and the retaliatory killing of a Palestinian teen have sparked a crisis in Gaza, with rocket and mortar attacks and a ground invasion possible. Freelance writer Nigel O’Connor talks to people on the ground.

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THE WORLD | 3

Photos: election day in Indonesia

Photographer Angie Bexley documents election day in the Indonesian village of Tamantirto.

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