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Morrison unveils Australia’s plans to censor extremist online content

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 22:13
Australia plans to block websites to stop the spread of extreme content during “crisis events,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said.Speaking from the Group of ...

Hong Kong police arrest 36 — youngest aged 12 — after running battles with protesters

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 19:00
Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails ...

200,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar rally in Bangladesh camp to mark ‘Genocide Day’

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 14:01
Some 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh camp Sunday to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, just days after ...

Hong Kong police briefly turn water cannon on protesters, fire tear gas

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 04:57
Hong Kong police fired tear gas and brief spurts of water cannon amid running battles with brick-throwing protesters in driving rain Sunday after violent clashes ...

Indian girl dies after her throat is slit by glass-coated kite string

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 04:13
A young girl riding on a motorcycle with her father in New Delhi has died after a glass-coated kite string slit her throat, reports said ...

Beijing-backed Ho Iat Seng approved as Macao’s next chief executive

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 02:58
The Chinese territory of Macao on Sunday elected former legislature head Ho Iat Seng as its leader — the sole approved candidate.Ho, who has deep ...

North Korea tests new ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launcher in latest display of firepower

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 23:48
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again oversaw the test-firing of a “newly developed” weapon, state-run media said Sunday, throwing up yet another obstacle to ...

Nauru’s controversial president, Baron Waqa, ousted in election

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 23:11
Nauru’s president, a strong supporter of Australia’s hard-line policy of detaining refugees on the tiny Pacific island nation, has lost his seat in a general ...

Tropical Storm Bailu kills two in Philippines and Taiwan, hits south China coast

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 21:32
A powerful tropical storm swept across southern Taiwan, triggering landslides and flooding and leaving at least one dead before it hit southern China on Sunday ...

Hong Kong closes four stations to head off protest; China frees British Consulate worker

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:28
Hong Kong’s rail operator shut down four stations ahead of a planned protest on Saturday as the Chinese-ruled city braced for further unrest and as ...

No peace in Myanmar if no military prosecutions, U.N. expert says

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:23
There will be no long-term peace in Myanamar and no return of Rohingya refugees unless there is accountability for the “brutality” of the Asian country’s ...

North Korea fires off projectile a day after South severs intelligence-sharing pact with Japan

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 15:47
North Korea fired a projectile on Saturday morning, the Japanese government said, a day after Seoul severed a key intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo.Details about the ...

Five men cleaning septic tank die near New Delhi

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:32
Five sanitation workers have been asphyxiated by fumes while cleaning a septic tank on the outskirts of the Indian capital.Uttar Pradesh state government spokesman Awanish ...

Four months after Easter attacks, Sri Lanka ends emergency

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:32
Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday.President Maithripala ...

Macao to elect Beijing-backed former legislator Ho Iat Seng as chief executive

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:32
The Chinese territory of Macao is set to elect as leader the only candidate for which it is allowed to vote: a Beijing-backed former legislator ...

Relations with China shape nations’ cautious reactions to Hong Kong protests

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 00:38
For Canada and the European Union, the Hong Kong protests are a “situation.” For U.S. President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade ...

New South Wales to end Chinese-funded Confucius Institute education program

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:48
Australia’s most populous state will ax a Chinese-funded education program that teaches Mandarin in schools amid fears over potential foreign influence.The Confucius Institute program — ...

Malaysia makes record bust of ketamine and cocaine worth $161 million

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:48
Malaysian authorities on Friday said they had seized nearly 3.7 tons of ketamine and cocaine worth about $161 million in the country’s biggest drugs haul ...

France watching Kashmir rights situation, Macron tells Modi

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 16:38
France’s Emmanuel Macron had a “frank” exchange with India’s Narendra Modi about tensions in divided Kashmir on Thursday, telling him Paris would remain attentive to ...

Genocidal intent: U.N. report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military targeting Rohingya

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:54
Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar’s security forces against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit ...

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