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Pro-democracy protesters during anti-government protests in Bangkok (Image: SOPA Images/Geem Drake)

Thailand at a tipping point as Hunger Games protests reach fever pitch

Fears are growing about how the Thai military will respond to a protest movement calling for major political reform.

Banned pro-democracy leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit (Image: Wikimedia)

Thai protesters seek fresh change in a broken system

Inspired by Hong Kong, protesters have marched in Thailand, hoping for major reforms under the country's military junta.

The Panama Canal (Image: Adobe Stock)

So, you’re suddenly regretting your choice of tax haven (and other news you may have missed)

Cruise giants are left marooned, travel restrictions affect abortion access, and Thailand says no to April Fools. In a jam-packed week, here are the stories you may have missed.

Trump administration adds extra hurdles for asylum seekers

Good morning, early birds. The Trump administration has made it more difficult for asylum seekers to seek refuge in the USA, and Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin’s resignation is under closer scrutiny. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Broadcaster Craig Foster with Human Rights Group members (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

Hakeem heading home after Thailand drops case

Good morning, early birds. Freed Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is expected to be home in Australia within hours, and Bill Shorten faces the year's first parliamentary sitting day having backflipped on support for medical transfer legislation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Finally, some rare sense in the battle to save Hakeem

DFAT made a deft diplomatic move in the debate around Thailand's detention of Hakeem al-Araibi, saving Thailand some face and allowing Australia some wriggle room.

Hakeem Al-Araibi being escorted from a courthouse in Bangkok (Image: AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

The question no one will answer about Hakeem Al-Araibi

This arrest could have huge ramifications for other refugees who have been granted asylum by Australia. We need answers.

Australian actor Rachel Griffiths speaks to the media after appearing before a modern slavery inquiry last year. (Image: AAP/Joe Castro)

Modern slavery is propped up by corporate culture as much as dodgy supply chains

Modern slavery is two things: it is an act and it is an attitude. It is that second fact that will be hardest to deal with.

‘Cave boys’ urged to consider a life of religious devotion to avoid media pack

Thai government edicts for the media to remain calm have been confused as the government itself tries to make hay.

Drones and divers: on the ground amid the Thai cave media frenzy

The operation to save the soccer team stuck in a flooded cave in Thailand was marked by an unwillingness to back down -- and that was just the journalists.

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