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  • Ahead of elections, Pakistan heads toward more political chaos January 18, 2018
    Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and former President Asif Ali Zardari are bitter political enemies. Khan accuses the co-chairman of the liberal Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) of being massively corrupt, whereas Zardari slams Khan for being a Taliban supporter. But on Wednesday, the two political stalwarts participated in a joint rally in the eastern city of Lahore, with the […]
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  • Why are Indian authorities failing to protect women? January 18, 2018
    Over the past five days, multiple assaults on women and girls have been reported from five towns in India’s northern state of Haryana. The crude and frighteningly brutal nature of these attacks have shocked Indian society and once again thrust the issue of women’s safety into the spotlight.  This latest wave of sexual violence started when […]
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  • Japan, Australia eye deeper defense alliance January 18, 2018
    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull embarked on a one-day trip to Japan on Thursday and held talks with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and other high-ranking officials about security in the region. Significantly, the first destination on his whistle-stop tour was to a Japanese military base. Turnbull and Abe flew to the Japanese Ground Self Defense […]
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  • ‘Submit or suffer’ – Rappler shutdown worries Philippine media January 18, 2018
    First Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte went after drug users and petty criminals, and after that, legislators and critics who dared oppose him. Now activists say that Duterte is targeting the Philippine media. On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked news website Rappler’s registration, alleging it violated Philippine constitutional restrictions that prohibit foreign media […]
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  • Why there is no purple in national flags? January 18, 2018
    There are 196 countries in the world today, which means there are 196 kinds of national flags. However, none of them have color purple. Through history, purple was never used to represent a kingdom civilization or empire, since it’s such a popular color today, so what’s wrong with purple? Actually the answer is quite simple. […]
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  • North and South Korea to march under unified flag at Winter Olympics January 17, 2018
    After intense negotiations, the two Koreas announced on Wednesday that they will make a joint entrance at next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Following a meeting in the truce village of Panmunjom, the latest in a string of recent talks between the two nations, Yonhap news agency reported that the countries will also send a united women’s ice […]
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  • Former CIA officer arrested for possessing ‘top secret’ documents January 17, 2018
    Former CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested Monday night after stepping off a plane at JFK International Airport. He made a brief appearance before a federal judge in New York on Tuesday but will face charges of unauthorized possession of classified documents in northern Virginia where the CIA is headquartered. Lee served in […]
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  • Myanmar police kill several in Rakhine Buddhist riot January 17, 2018
    Authorities in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state confirmed on Wednesday that they shot dead several people when a nationalist celebration became violent late Tuesday night. Around 4,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists gathered at a local government office and began throwing stones before attempting to seize the office late on Tuesday local time, local officials and police said. […]
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  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed over 2014 pro-democracy protest January 17, 2018
    Hong Kong’s High Court on Wednesday jailed Joshua Wong for contempt after he pleaded guilty to flouting a 2014 court order to leave a protest camp that blocked a main road. Another activist, Raphael Wong, was handed a four-month sentence over the same incident. More than a dozen other defendants received suspended sentences. In the ruling, […]
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  • Korean War allies consider further sanctions against North Korea January 17, 2018
    Diplomats from 20 countries agreed to consider fresh sanctions against North Korea at a US-Canadian summit in Vancouver on Tuesday. Any new sanctions would be unilateral and go beyond United Nations sanctions passed in response to Pyongyang’s recent nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests, according to a joint statement. The US-Canadian sponsored summit was announced after Pyongyang tested […]
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