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July 15, 2020

Thai Man Forced Into Psychiatric Hospital Over T-shirt Motto 

By Associated Press
After posting a picture of himself wearing a t-shirt with the statement “I have lost all faith in the institution of monarchy,” Tiwakorn Vithiton was forcibly hospitalized.

July 15, 2020

UK Reverses Course, Bans Huawei From 5G Network

By Associated Press
The U.K. will now exclude Huawei from even a limited role in the country's next-generation telecoms network.
July 14, 2020

Thais Seek to Fix Errors That Allowed Infected Foreigners in

By Associated Press
Two foreigners -- a member of an Egyptian military delegation and the child of a Sudanese diplomat -- infected with COVID-19 have prompted a revision of Thailand’s rules.

July 14, 2020

Philippines: China Should Comply With 2017 South China Sea Ruling

By Associated Press
Manila emphasizes the 2016 ruling by an international tribunal.

July 13, 2020

Malaysia Prime Minister Wins Test of Support, Ousts House Speaker

By Associated Press
The government secured 111 votes against 109 to oust the speaker, a narrow win.

July 10, 2020

Lawmakers Vote to Close Down Philippines’ Largest TV Network

By Associated Press
ABS-CBN stopped broadcasting in May. The rejection of its license renewal request this week takes it off the air for good.
July 09, 2020

Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns

By Associated Press
Canberra also promised to extend visas for Hong Kongers and provide a path to permanent residency.

July 09, 2020

US General Skeptical That Bounties Led to Troops’ Deaths

By Associated Press
"I found it very worrisome. I didn't find that there was a causative link there," Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command said.

July 09, 2020

Pakistani Carrier Fires 28 Pilots Over Fake Licenses Scandal

By Associated Press
The firings follow an internal investigation that found widespread cheating by pilots on exams.

July 09, 2020

Philippines Virus Cases Soar Past 50,000 as Lockdown Eases

By Associated Press
Finding the balance between public health and reviving the economy has been fraught with dilemmas.

July 08, 2020

55 Dead, a Dozen Missing in Japan Floods

By Associated Press
Flooding in Kyushu has forced about 3 million residents to evacuate.
July 07, 2020

Indian, Chinese Soldiers Move Away from Site of Deadly Clash

By Associated Press
Satellite images appear to show the two sides drawing back from the site of last month's deadly brawl.

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