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Alastair McCready has lived and worked in Southeast for five years, covering politics, the environment, human rights and press freedom.
The study, described as "one large urine test," pointed to a sharp increase of meth use in the country, which some are linking to a COVID-19 lockdown.
The scandal has forced Thailand’s oldest political party to issue a rare public apology, and highlighted impunity among the country's rich and powerful men.
The picture is even bleaker in Russia, where total billionaire wealth has plummeted as the country's richest are rocked by sanctions.
“Because of rigor mortis, we had to break his legs,” one recruit recalled, while another spoke of enduring more in three days in Ukraine than months in Afghanistan.
An alternate reality exists in Kremlin-friendly media, one where Ukraine uses foreigners as human shields and birds carry U.S.-funded bioweapons.
The move paves the way for nuclear weapons to be hosted in the country for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union.
With unconfirmed rumours of "kill lists", one journalist said prison would be a "best case scenario" under Russian rule in Ukraine.
The man is the latest to come forward alleging disturbing abuse in the Cambodian city of Sihanoukville, which has grown into a haven for Chinese scammers.
A year since the coup, a return to their old lives seems a distant prospect for the thousands of ordinary people who took up arms to fight for democracy.
The victims, all Vietnamese, desperately attempted to contact the outside world as temperatures inside the container rose to 40 degrees celsius.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was deposed in a coup last year, was given a four-year sentence as her politically motivated convictions mount.
The two slain aid workers were new fathers who leave behind infant children in Myanmar.