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    Buddhist extremism: Meet the violent followers of a religion widely known for its pacifism
     21 October 2018
    While in many people's eyes terrorism has come to be intertwined with Islam, militant monks and hard-line army generals in Myanmar and beyond are recasting perceptions of Buddhism.
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    Real-life tomb raiders: Egypt's $US3 billion smuggling problem
    21 Oct: Under the cover of the Revolution, with the help of social media, $US3 billion in treasure has been looted and smuggled from Egypt since 2011. And lots of it was dug up by villagers in their own backyards.... more
    China's massive bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai set to open
    21 Oct: The crossing is built from 400,000 tonnes of steel and spans 55 kilometres across the Pearl River Delta, with a 22.9-kilometre bridge over the sea (the world's sixth-longest) and a 6.7km tunnel.... more
    Jamal Khashoggi: The complicated diplomacy behind investigating the suspected murder
    20 Oct: The suspected murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a harsh spotlight on Saudi Arabia, yet untangling the case is creating a diplomatic quagmire for countries around the world with ties to the Middle Eastern kingdom.... more
    Cannabis farmers in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley fight government push for legalisation
    20 Oct: Abu Jafaar, a cannabis farmer in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, is leading the push against the legalisation of cannabis production by the government, calling it "theft from our people".... more
    Indonesian policewomen measured through 'purity and beauty', subjected to virginity testing
    20 Oct: Women looking to become police officers in Indonesia are reported to have to undergo an invasive virginity test and be "pretty" as a part of the recruitment process.... more
    Caliphate: The journey of a young Westerner recruited to Islamic State
    20 Oct: What motivates a Western middle-class suburbanite to join a terrorist group? The New York Times podcast Caliphate delves into the motivations and experiences of one young recruit who left everything behind to go to Syria.... more
    Meghan Markle is a designer's dream — and brands are cashing in like never before
    20 Oct: The Duchess of Sussex is proving to be something of a clotheshorse. But unlike the Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan sends the fashionverse into meltdown whenever she steps out — and the designers aren't wasting a moment, writes Micheline Maynard.... more
    Scientists capture eerie seismic howl of Antarctic ice shelf
    19 Oct: Researchers record the Ross Ice Shelf's natural soundtrack — usually inaudible to the human ear — and it could help them monitor changes from afar.... more
    NSW police drop charges against student accused of Turnbull, Bishop assassination plot
    19 Oct: Police are dropping terrorism charges against a NSW University student accused of plotting to assassinate Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop but say the investigation is 'ongoing'.... more

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