BRUSSELS: Just one detail in a photo uploaded online can help Yves Goethals and his team of digital detectives track down a victim of child sexual abuse. It can be a barcode on a dustbin or a logo on a shopping bag that pins down a location and helps identify a child. “We know from experience in Belgium, 90-95% of cases, when we identify the victim, the offender is not far … [Read more...] about EU eyes Big Tech to police child sex abuse online
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SEOUL - Standing tall in bright red hazmat suits, five North Korean health workers stride towards an ambulance to do battle with a Covid-19 outbreak that - in the presumed absence of vaccines - the country is using antibiotics and home remedies to treat. The isolated state is one of only two countries yet to begin a vaccination campaign and, until last week, had insisted it … [Read more...] about Lacking vaccines, North Korea battles Covid-19 with antibiotics, home remedies
THE current widespread violence in Sri Lanka underscores beyond all doubt the potency of “the agony of the stomach” in the shaping of a country’s politics. The fact that economic hardship in the main led to the countrywide anti-government protests in the first place over the past few months bears this out fully. Material hardship was the trigger to the avalanche of opposition … [Read more...] about Editorial: Material hardship triggers avalanche of opposition
Albay Rep. Joey Salceda (FILE PHOTO) MANILA, Philippines — The next administration will need at least P326 billion in new revenues each year to cover the principal and interest payments for the country’s debts incurred amid the COVID-19 pandemic. House ways and means panel chair and Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said the government’s best option to raise this was through tax … [Read more...] about PH needs P326 billion yearly to pay debts
COMING from a family of teachers, Alina Ali, 15, used to dream of becoming a teacher too. But as she gets older, she feels that it might just be a lot of hard work with not much reward. “When I was in primary school, I wanted to be like my mum, who teaches in secondary school. But now, looking at how stressed she is from all the work, I’m not so sure I want to follow in her … [Read more...] about Who wants to be a teacher?