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    HRW finds Nepal stalling prosecutions on war crimes

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 06:34pm on November 20, 2020

    Nepal’s authorities are preventing police and prosecutors from pursuing wartime crimes from the conflict between Maoist rebels and the state which ended in 2006, contributing...

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    China maintains ban on Boeing 737 MAX flights

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 04:06pm on November 20, 2020

    China's aviation regulator will not yet allow Boeing's troubled 737 MAX jet to fly in the company's biggest market owing to lingering safety concerns, despite...

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    China's new coal plants risk 2060 climate target

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 03:49pm on November 20, 2020

    China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060,...

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    China breaks HK deal

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:06pm on November 19, 2020

    The United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accused China of violating its legally binding international commitments by ousting pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong’s...

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    Thai protesters hit police HQ with paint, projectiles

    Agence France-Presse. Bangkok | Updated at 07:56pm on November 18, 2020

    Thousands of democracy activists marched on Thailand's police headquarters in downtown Bangkok Wednesday on a second day of protest, after six people were shot during...

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    China praises British diplomat for saving drowning woman

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 09:51pm on November 17, 2020

    Beijing on Tuesday praised a British diplomat who was filmed diving into a river in southern China to save a drowning student, a rare warm...

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    British diplomat in China earns hero status after river rescue

    Agence France-Presse.  Beijing | Updated at 09:19pm on November 16, 2020

    A top British diplomat has become a hero in China after video of him rescuing a student from a swollen river racked up tens of...

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    Iraq hangs 21 ‘terrorism’ convicts

    Agence France-Presse . Nasiriyah | Updated at 09:11pm on November 16, 2020

    Iraq executed 21 men convicted of ‘terrorism’ Monday at the notorious Nasiriyah prison in the country’s south, medical and police sources said. The Iraqi men...

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    ‘Let women cook’: Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 09:03pm on November 16, 2020

    Lebanese have poked fun at outgoing interior minister Mohamed Fahmi after he suggested the solution to a ban on deliveries during a COVID-19 lockdown was...

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    Pakistan capital sealed off over anti-France protest

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 05:38pm on November 16, 2020

    Pakistan authorities sealed off a major road into the capital Islamabad for the second day Monday as a far-right religious party held fresh anti-France protests....

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