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The views are great but that's only because we are getting higher on a steep and dangerous road. Thailand's lumbering journey toward the next election is like a car ride up a mountainous path made slippery and treacherous by rain. An accident might happen at any time, and, if it does, what now looks so near will suddenly appear so far.
 
Fat is the enemy. It'll clog your arteries, raise your cholesterol levels, make you obese and put you on the path to a painful premature death. Fat -- saturated, trans or otherwise -- is the antichrist of nutrition.
 
Many would argue that recent attempts at conflict resolution between India and Pakistan have not been particularly successful. For Pakistan, the settling of its outstanding disputes with India are contingent on making substantial progress on the Kashmir front; India, on the other hand, has progressively hardened its position and appears unwilling to compromise in any meaningful way on Kashmir.
 
China hosted the 11th G-20 summit from Sept. 4-5 in Hangzhou for the first time since the group formally started holding summits when the world economy slipped into deep recession in 2008.
 
On July 25, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) used its Legislative Yuan majority to pass the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations, legislation that solely targets the Kuomintang (KMT). President Tsai Ing-wen calls the targeting of a single entity transitional justice.
 
After two decades of economic sanctions on Myanmar, the U.S. has decided to lift them. The announcement was made following a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar's State Counselor-cum-Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House on Sept. 14.
 
After the outrage over the rapid succession of brutal incidents targeting women, it is unfathomable why the government continues to drag its feet on the anti-rape and anti-"honor" killing bills.
 
North Korea's detonation of its fifth nuclear test last week is a significant punctuation mark in the steadily worsening security situation on the Korean Peninsula.
 
No one can tell for sure how many migrant workers we actually have in this country. Even the authorities and individual officials offer their own variable numbers, not so much because they have something to hide from the public but simply no one knows exactly how many of them are here.
 
On Monday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha finally ordered an end to military trials for civilians.
 
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