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Amid Virus, Those in India’s Largest Slum Help One Another
June 05, 2020

Amid Virus, Those in India’s Largest Slum Help One Another

By Associated Press
Dharavi, India’s largest slum, has been hard-hit by the pandemic.

Taiwan to Loosen COVID Social Distancing Restrictions, Announces Global Assistance Measures
June 05, 2020

Taiwan to Loosen COVID Social Distancing Restrictions, Announces Global Assistance Measures

By Nick Aspinwall
The country, which has confirmed just 443 cases of COVID-19, is set to ease social distancing seating restrictions in public places.
UN Office Denounces Human Rights Violations in Philippines
June 04, 2020

UN Office Denounces Human Rights Violations in Philippines

By Associated Press
Duterte’s heavy-handed approach to policing has drawn international criticism.

Focus Shifts to Hong Kong’s Fate on Tiananmen Anniversary
June 04, 2020

Focus Shifts to Hong Kong’s Fate on Tiananmen Anniversary

By Associated Press
In a sign of Hong Kong’s shrinking freedoms, the annual Tiananmen vigil was not authorized for the first time in 30 years.

South Korea’s Elderly Face Unique Challenges From COVID-19
June 04, 2020

South Korea’s Elderly Face Unique Challenges From COVID-19

By Jenna Gibson
Amid South Korea's struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, the elderly face particular challenges -- and not just from the disease.

Balochistan Erupts in Protests Over a Murdered Mother and Her Injured 4-Year-Old
June 04, 2020

Balochistan Erupts in Protests Over a Murdered Mother and Her Injured 4-Year-Old

By Mariyam Suleman
Having witnessed years of war and violence, Balochs hardly need a reminder that no one is safe in the province – not even inside one’s home.

Lack of Virus Tests Pushes Afghanistan Toward Crisis
June 03, 2020

Lack of Virus Tests Pushes Afghanistan Toward Crisis

By Associated Press
With a capacity to test only 2,000 people per day, Afghan health authorities are receiving between 10,000 and 20,000 samples each day.
Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response
June 03, 2020

Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response

By Guteriano Neves
The government’s timely and decisive action in the initial stage prevented a catastrophic situation, but uncertainty remains.

Indonesia Records Its First Honor Killing
June 03, 2020

Indonesia Records Its First Honor Killing

By Luke Hunt
A schoolgirl was reportedly hacked to death after admitting to dating

With New Divorce Rule, China Further Pushes ‘Family Values’
June 03, 2020

With New Divorce Rule, China Further Pushes ‘Family Values’

By Chauncey Jung
From promoting gender equality to advocating for “family values,” the CCP has drastically changed its tone after 70 years in power.

Can Wuhan’s Punk Scene Survive the Coronavirus?
June 03, 2020

Can Wuhan’s Punk Scene Survive the Coronavirus?

By Larry Mullin
Venues and musicians in Wuhan, China’s underground rock capital, are struggling with lockdowns after the outbreak of COVID-19.
China Delayed Releasing Coronavirus Info, Frustrating WHO
June 02, 2020

China Delayed Releasing Coronavirus Info, Frustrating WHO

By Associated Press
An AP investigation finds that the WHO internally worried that China cost the world valuable time by not sharing enough information.

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