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Uzbekistan’s Drawn-out Journey From Cyrillic to Latin Script
January 20, 2023

Uzbekistan’s Drawn-out Journey From Cyrillic to Latin Script

By Niginakhon Saida
Visit Uzbekistan and you’ll see a variety of alphabets used, a product of the country’s many changes and the long march toward fully using a Latin script. 
In Pakistan, Trans Men Search for Inclusion, Visibility
January 19, 2023

In Pakistan, Trans Men Search for Inclusion, Visibility

By Riazat Butt
While cultural traditions provide some space for trans women, trans men are invisible and live isolated lives.

UNHCR Reports Sharp Spike in Dangerous Rohingya Boat Voyages
January 19, 2023

UNHCR Reports Sharp Spike in Dangerous Rohingya Boat Voyages

By Sebastian Strangio
More than 3,500 people attempted to flee Myanmar and Bangladesh by sea last year, nearly five times more than in 2021.

Anti-American Propaganda in Vietnam 
January 19, 2023

Anti-American Propaganda in Vietnam 

By Christelle Nguyen
Despite growing cooperation with Washington, an anti-U.S. streak runs deep among communist leaders and the general public alike. 

Surviving Old Age Is Getting Harder in Japan
January 19, 2023

Surviving Old Age Is Getting Harder in Japan

By Thisanka Siripala
Seniors living in poverty or working to supplement their income are on the rise as Japan’s public pension system cracks under a super aging society. 
China Reports 60,000 COVID-related Deaths
January 18, 2023

China Reports 60,000 COVID-related Deaths

By Joe McDonald
Those numbers may still underestimate the toll, though the government said the "emergency peak" of its latest surge appears to have passed.

China Records 1st Population Fall in Decades as Births Drop
January 17, 2023

China Records 1st Population Fall in Decades as Births Drop

By Ken Moritsugu
China's population has begun to decline about a decade earlier than previously expected.
The Fight to Raise Australia’s Age of Criminal Responsibility
January 17, 2023

The Fight to Raise Australia’s Age of Criminal Responsibility

By Dechlan Brennan
At 12, an Australian child “cannot lawfully sign onto Facebook but can be questioned, arrested, detained, and imprisoned.”

Indonesia Opens Trial Into Malang Stadium Disaster
January 17, 2023

Indonesia Opens Trial Into Malang Stadium Disaster

By Sebastian Strangio
Five individuals are accused of "criminal negligence" for their alleged roles in the crowd crush, which took the lives of 135 spectators.

‘What is Happening to Us is Coming For You’
January 16, 2023

‘What is Happening to Us is Coming For You’

By Sribala Subramanian
How the Philippines became “ground zero” for the corrosive effects of social media.

How Gujarat’s Khambhat Became a Hotspot for Anti-Muslim Hate
January 14, 2023

How Gujarat’s Khambhat Became a Hotspot for Anti-Muslim Hate

By Tarushi Aswani
The communal violence of April 2022 was more the norm than the exception in the city of Khambhat.
South Korean Police Seek Manslaughter Charges Over Deadly Crowd Crush
January 14, 2023

South Korean Police Seek Manslaughter Charges Over Deadly Crowd Crush

By Kim Tong-hyung
Despite anticipating a weekend crowd of more than 100,000, Seoul police had assigned just 137 officers to Itaewon on the day of the crush.

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