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    Hong Kong teachers living in fear over protest support

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:27pm on January 16, 2020

    Hong Kong’s teachers say they are living in fear as the city’s democracy protests rumble on, with some not daring to discuss the movement and...

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    China makes fresh pitch to raise Kashmir issue in UNSC

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:23am on January 16, 2020

    China has made a fresh pitch to raise the Kashmir issue in a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Wednesday,...

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    Xi visits Myanmar to drive home Belt, Road plan

    Agence France-Presse . Myanmar | Updated at 12:21am on January 16, 2020

    China’s president Xi Jinping arrives in Myanmar this week to nail down multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals in a country abandoned by many in the West appalled...

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    Philippines struggles to keep evacuees away from volcano

    Agence France-Presse . Talisay City, Philippines | Updated at 10:52pm on January 15, 2020

    Philippine authorities were struggling Wednesday to keep thousands of evacuees from returning to homes in areas threatened by a feared massive eruption of Taal volcano....

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    China conducting ‘intense’ global attack on rights: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:38pm on January 15, 2020

    China is using its economic and diplomatic might to carry out the ‘most intense attack’ ever on the global system for protecting human rights, a...

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    Malaysia drops sex assault probe on PM-in-waiting Anwar

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 02:07am on January 15, 2020

    Malaysia’s leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will not face charges over claims he sexually assaulted a male former aide, prosecutors said Tuesday, the latest such scandal to...

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    Road collapse kills at least six people in NW China

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Xining | Updated at 02:42pm on January 14, 2020

    Bodies of six victims have been found and retrieved while searching for the other four missing is underway, after a road collapsed on Monday in...

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    Thousands face uncertainty as Philippine volcano spews lava

    Agence France-Presse . Tanauan, Philippines | Updated at 02:14pm on January 14, 2020

    Taal volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, authorities warned Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands in limbo after they fled their...

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    Japanese billionaire seeks girlfriend for moon trip

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:59pm on January 13, 2020

    A Japanese billionaire has launched an online wanted ad for a girlfriend who will fly around the Moon with him on a SpaceX rocket. Yusaku...

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    Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash, lava

    Agence France-Presse . Talisay City, Philippines | Updated at 03:11pm on January 13, 2020

    Lava and broad columns of ash illuminated by lightning spewed from a volcano south of the Philippine capital on Monday, grounding hundreds of flights as...

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