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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 5 UNLOCK?

Rundle: in Greece, on the cusp of history

Greece is a long way from saved, but the ascension of Syriza should provide a political road map for aspiring left-wing governments.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 4 UNLOCK?

Yingluck is right, democracy is dead in Thailand

The military junta that controls Thailand is looking every inch a dictatorship.

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

AirAsia pilots said to have cut off flight computers before crash

There are now competing claims as to whether everything on the A320 had been properly maintained or not, with a new report indicating the pilots may have cut power to a critical computer system.

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An unlikely martyr emerges from Paris supermarket siege

Yoav Hattab, a 21-year-old Tunisian Jew, was murdered in a kosher supermarket on the day of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Eyewitness accounts show that he died a hero, trying to protect his fellow hostages, writes freelance journalist Ken Haley.

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

Coincidence? MH370 search vessels converge in the Indian Ocean

Coincidences mount in the search for MH370 as Malaysian authorities prepare to release an interim report on the flight’s mystery disappearance.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 5

Pentagon shows the proper way to farewell a beloved monster

While many point out he was a brutal dictator, western elites are mourning Saudi King Abdullah - and none more so than the Pentagon.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 27 UNLOCK?

Rundle: comrades, Greece is the word

The Left is in power in Greece for the first time in years — can an alliance of communists, socialists and fellow travellers stand up to the troika?

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 11 UNLOCK?

Barrett Brown: five years ‘to investigate the prison-industrial complex’

Journalist Barrett Brown, who first exposed the sinister links between the cybersecurity industry and the US government, has been sentenced to five years’ jail.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | THE WORLD | 5 UNLOCK?

Meet Pakistan’s all-singing, all-dancing, burqa-wearing free speech defenders

A Pakistani theatre company threw caution to the wind by performing a controversial, satirical play about burqas and freedom of expression.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 52 UNLOCK?

Rundle: did the AFP trade away the lives of the Bali Nine?

If Australian nationality means anything, the Australian government needs to do everything in its power to prevent its citizens — even the ratbag, drug-smuggling ones — from being executed abroad.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 8 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Obama has no hope of achieving his agenda, so why is he smiling?

President Barack Obama was in his element at the annual State of the Union address, despite knowing that almost none of his legislative agenda will pass a recalcitrant Congress.

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GLENN DYER | THE WORLD | 4 UNLOCK?

What falling oil prices will mean for the RBA’s next rate decision

As the world’s economies struggle to cope with falling oil prices, what will Australia’s central bank decide to do?

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

What we know so far about the AirAsia QZ8501 crash

Did AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash because of bad weather? Pilot error? Damage to the jet?

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

China’s economic slowdown is bad — and it’s only going to get worse

Anyone depending on Chinese demand for resources (like, say, Australia) should be very worried about the quickly decelerating growth in the Chinese economy.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 19 UNLOCK?

Facts go missing in the post-Hebdo rush to justify surveillance

Politicians have rushed to use recent tragedies to justify mass surveillance — and even the complete banning of encryption.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 10 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the complicated and weird electoral maths of the UK election

This was meant to be Labour’s year, right? But then UKIP, the Greens, some Scottish nationals and maybe even the hapless Lib-Dems got in the way.

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

Is AirAsia to blame for last month’s deadly crash?

Did AirAsia adequately prepare its pilots and ensure that the A320 was in good working order?

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SALLY WHYTE | THE WORLD | 2

Manus hunger strikers ‘a recipe for disaster’: doctor

A Sydney doctor and refugee advocate says the hunger-striking asylum seekers on Manus Island are not receiving proper medical care — and the results could be deadly.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 6 UNLOCK?

Australia bets it all on India’s coal market

Tony Abbott has appointed Rio Tinto’s CEO to the Australia-India CEO Forum, doubling down on Australia’s commitment to mining coal for Indian consumption. What could possibly go wrong?

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

Are the MH370 investigators deliberately undermining the search?

A new article by a Canadian mathematician raises some compelling points about the real agenda of the MH370 investigation.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | THE WORLD | 4

How the West can broker a deal with Russia on Ukraine

Years of self-centred Western foreign policy has left Russia disenfranchised. But there is a way forward.

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THE WORLD | 27

Charlie Hebdo attack was not an assault on free speech

Mass surveillance and aggressive prosecution of taboo topics are far greater threats to free speech than Charlie Hebdo, writes University of Tasmania graduate student in philosophy Tim Jarvis.

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PAUL MILLAR | THE WORLD |

A brief history of death-defying popes

As Pope Francis tours his way through Asia, we take a look back at some of his predecessors’ hairiest encounters abroad.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 20

Rundle: Europe’s post-Hebdo hangover

With David Cameron and Francois Hollande desperately capitalising on #jesuischarlie, our own pollies make their own political plays.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 43

Rundle: after Hebdo, the world enters political limbo

Both the Right and the Left have eschewed any attempt to sensibly comprehend and politically locate the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

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