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    Indian police clash with farmers for second day

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:24pm on November 27, 2020

    Indian police fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday in a second day of clashes with farmers marching on New Delhi angry at agricultural...

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    Sri Lanka bans remembrance of killed Tamil Tigers

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 04:57pm on November 27, 2020

    Commemorations for Tamil Tiger rebels killed in Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war were banned on Friday after court petitions by the government of strongman president...

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    Cambodia begins mass trial of 120 opposition figures

    Agence France-Presse . Phnom Penh | Updated at 11:18pm on November 26, 2020

    A mass trial of more than 120 Cambodian opposition figures kicked off in Phnom Penh Thursday, amid UN concerns the proceedings were politically motivated and...

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    China accuses India of discrimination over app ban

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:40am on November 26, 2020

    Beijing lashed out at India on Wednesday after it banned another tranche of Chinese apps for national security reasons, the latest sore point between the...

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    Thai leaders summoned over royal defamation

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:49pm on November 25, 2020

    Thai pro-democracy protesters gathered in Bangkok Wednesday as police summoned 12 of their leaders to answer charges of royal defamation, the first use of the...

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    China launches Moon probe to bring back lunar rocks

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:40pm on November 24, 2020

    A rocket heading for the moon to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades blasted off from China on Tuesday in the latest...

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    PM issues 72-hour ultimatum

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 10:26pm on November 23, 2020

    Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday gave the leaders of a dissident northern region 72 hours to surrender ahead of a threatened all-out assault...

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    HK activists in custody after guilty protest plea

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:25pm on November 23, 2020

    Three young Hong Kong dissidents including Joshua Wong were remanded into custody on Monday after pleading guilty to inciting a rally during last year’s pro-democracy...

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    LGBT support adds new dimension to Thai protests against monarchy

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:30pm on November 23, 2020

    It takes Siraphob Attohi three hours to transform from a harried student into his drag queen persona Masala Bold – a wisecracking MC, who raises...

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    Kyrgyz people oppose proposed constitution

    Agence France-Presse . Bishkek | Updated at 10:54pm on November 22, 2020

    Hundreds took to the streets in Kyrgyzstan Sunday to oppose a proposed constitution that critics say would empower the presidency and damage freedom of speech....

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