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    Indonesia ministries ban pregnant, LGBT job seekers: report

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 10:18pm on November 22, 2019

    Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called ‘normal’ applicants, the Ombudsman said Friday, slammed as...

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    3 dead in Colombia protests

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 10:09pm on November 22, 2019

    Three people were killed during nationwide demonstrations in Colombia as part of a general strike protesting against the policies of president Ivan Duque’s right-wing government,...

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    Court suspends ruling on unlawful HK mask ban for seven days

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:05pm on November 22, 2019

    Hong Kong police can continue enforcing a ban on demonstrators wearing masks for the next seven days, the High Court said Friday, to allow the...

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    Protesters stay holed up on Hong Kong campus, surrounded by riot police

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:04am on November 22, 2019

    Fewer than 100 protesters remained holed up in a Hong Kong university on Thursday as riot police encircled the campus, with some activists desperately searching...

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    US Senate passes HK rights bill, angering China

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:46am on November 21, 2019

    The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting ‘human rights and democracy’ in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, angering China...

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    Rohingyas in Malaysia urge fellows not to flee Bangladesh

    Reuters. Penang | Updated at 03:55pm on November 20, 2019

    Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees...

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    Philippine puts ban on e-cigarette

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 02:35pm on November 20, 2019

    A ban on e-cigarettes has been ordered by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, who is threatening to arrest anyone found vaping publicly in a country that...

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    Desperate Hong Kong protesters explore sewers in campus escape bid

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:37pm on November 19, 2019

    Arms covered in cling film and torches in hand as they drop into the sewers, clusters of pro-democracy protesters still inside a Hong Kong campus...

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    Taiwan president says China interfering in election

    Reuters . Taipei | Updated at 10:23pm on November 19, 2019

    China is interfering in Taiwan’s elections ‘every day’ as it seeks to damage the island’s democracy, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, after China...

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    15 killed in Chinese coal mine explosion

    United News of Bangladesh . Beijing | Updated at 03:37pm on November 19, 2019

    A coal mine explosion killed 15 people in north China’s Shanxi province, state media reported on Tuesday...

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