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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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    Worried family members wait outside occupied HK PolyU campus

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 02:34pm on November 19, 2019

    Relatives of some of the young pro-democracy protesters holed up inside a Hong Kong university held anxious vigil Tuesday as police vowed to arrest everyone...

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    UN court to hear Myanmar genocide case next month

    Agence France-Presse. The Hague | Updated at 12:43pm on November 19, 2019

    Gambia will open its case against Myanmar before the UN's top court in December accusing the mainly Buddhist state of genocide against its Rohingya Muslims,...

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    Dozens of Hong Kong protesters make daring campus breakout

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:55am on November 19, 2019

    Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escaped a two-day police siege at a campus late Monday by shimmying down a rope from a bridge to awaiting...

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    Protesters set fire to HK PolyU campus entrance to prevent police

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:08pm on November 18, 2019

    Pro-democracy demonstrators holed up in a Hong Kong university campus set the main entrance ablaze Monday to prevent surrounding police moving in, after officers warned...

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