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December 14, 2019

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

By Associated Press
Over 98 percent of voters in a long-awaited referendum wanted independence. Will they get it?

December 14, 2019

Violence in India’s Northeast Forces Delay of Japanese Prime Minister Visit

By Associated Press
Japanese PM Abe postponed a planned summit with Modi in Assam and Manipur, where protests are raging.
December 13, 2019

Indian Police Kill 2 Protesters Defying Curfew in Assam

By Associated Press
Protesters in Assam denounced a new bill allowing migrants fleeing religious persecution to become citizens.

December 13, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi Slammed for Army Defense in Myanmar Genocide Case

By Aleks Furtula and Lorne Cook
The Nobel Peace laureate was blasted by opposing lawyers for defending the Myanmar army’s conduct in Rakhine state.

December 10, 2019

Hong Kong’s Leader Again Rejects Concessions After Massive Weekend Protest

By Associated Press
Despite the largest march in months, Carrie Lam says she cannot accept the protesters’ remaining demands.

December 10, 2019

Deadly Fire Highlights India’s Thousands of Illegal Factories

By Associated Press
At least 43 people were killed in the fire, drawing attention to unsafe conditions in the illegal workshops.
December 09, 2019

Malaysia Kicks off Polio Vaccination Campaign After First Case in 27 Years

By Associated Press
Malaysia begins campaign in a rural town on Borneo after the highly infectious virus was detected in a 3-month-old boy.

December 05, 2019

629 Pakistani Girls Were Sold as Brides to Chinese Men

By Associated Press
Investigations, however, have largely ceased -- allegedly under pressure from officials wary of damaging China-Pakistan relations.

December 05, 2019

China and US Clash Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong Bills

By Associated Press
As Congress targets China’s human rights violations, Beijing is furious over what it sees as U.S. interference.

December 04, 2019

Will Martial Law Finally End in the Southern Philippines?

By Associated Press
The Philippines’ defense chief has recommended that the president not extend martial law for the fourth time following its expiry at the end of 2019.

December 04, 2019

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam Fears Violence Is on Upswing Again

By Associated Press
The chief executive says a new U.S. law and continuing violence will harm the economy.
November 30, 2019

Trump Signs Bills in Support of Hong Kong; China Warns of Consequences

By Associated Press
Trump tried to paint the bills as a sign of “respect for President Xi,” but Beijing wasn’t buying it.

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