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2 teachers killed in bombing in Thailand’s south

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south Wednesday, killing two teachers and wounding three other people, police said. Suspected insurgents detonated the explosive as a car carrying three teachers passed by a hospital in Chanae district in Narathiwat province, Police Col. Patta Madawah said. …

Images from around the world – The Washington Post

Afghanistan university students study at a dormitory of Nangarhar University on the outskirts of Jalalabad. Fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan consumes most of the country’s resources. Rebuilding the educational system is not a political priority. via Images from around the world – The Washington Post.

Explosions wound 10 in southern Thailand

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Police say suspected insurgents detonated two bombs that wounded 10 people and staged a series of minor attacks in nearly 30 spots in Thailand’s violence-plagued south. Police Col. Tongsuk Jaranpong says the militants set off an improvised bomb in a garbage can in the city of …

Double Take ‘Toons: Mali-Factors? : NPR

French troops are fighting Islamist militants who have taken control of Mali’s vast north and are advancing toward the capital city. Patrick Chappatte decries the destruction of religious sites by militants, while Emad Hajjaj sees France’s intervention as a proxy for U.S. interests. politicalcartoons.com Patrick Chappatte/Le Temps, Switzerland politicalcartoons.com Emad …

Thailand launches TV channel geared for Muslims

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government has launched the first Malay-language television channel geared toward the insurgency-plagued south’s Muslim-majority audience. Muslims in Thailand’s southernmost Muslim-dominated provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat say they are treated as second-class citizens by predominantly Buddhist Thai authorities. More than 5,000 people have been killed there …