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    Farmers block rails, roads in India to protest new bills

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 07:54pm on September 25, 2020

    Angry farmers took to the streets and blocked roads and railways across India on Friday, intensifying protests over major new farming legislation they say will...

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    Thousands of mosques in China demolished in recent years: report

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 01:36pm on September 25, 2020

    Chinese authorities have demolished thousands of mosques in Xinjiang, an Australian think tank said Friday, in the latest report of widespread human rights abuses in...

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    North Korea shot, burned body of South Korean

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:35pm on September 24, 2020

    North Korean soldiers shot dead a suspected South Korean defector at sea and burned his body as a coronavirus precaution after he was interrogated in...

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    Malaysia's Anwar says has backing to form govt

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 04:43pm on September 23, 2020

    Malaysian opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he had ‘formidable’ support from MPs to form a new government, but the prime minister insisted he remained...

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    Myanmar questioned for not keeping Rohingya repatriation pledge

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 11:24am on September 23, 2020

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Thomas Andrews, has questioned Myanmar for not fulfilling its commitment over Rohingya repatriation....

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    India, China agree to ‘stop sending more troops’ to contested border

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:18am on September 23, 2020

    Military commanders from India and China have agreed to ‘stop sending more troops’ to their disputed Himalayan border after high-level talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours,...

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    Sri Lanka hands more power to president

    Agence France-Presse .  Colombo | Updated at 08:59pm on September 22, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s ruling party Tuesday unveiled a constitutional amendment handing unprecedented power to the president, prompting protests in parliament and opposition claims of a power-grab....

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    China jails Xi critic tycoon for 18 years

    Agence France-Presse .Beijing | Updated at 11:07am on September 22, 2020

    A Chinese real estate tycoon and outspoken critic of president Xi Jinping was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for corruption, bribery and embezzlement of...

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    Malaysian activist fights for hijab freedom

    Agence France-Presse .Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 10:15am on September 21, 2020

    Harassed and placed under investigation by religious authorities, activist Maryam Lee is a highly controversial figure in Malaysia. Her crime? Speaking out about her decision...

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    China launches sanctions regime after US moves on TikTok, WeChat

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 01:18am on September 20, 2020

    China on Saturday launched a mechanism that would allow it to sanction foreign companies, upping the ante in a tech war with the United States...

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