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    Dozens of HK dissidents charged with security crime

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:54pm on February 28, 2021

    Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents were charged with subversion on Sunday in the largest use yet of Beijing’s sweeping new national security law, as authorities...

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    At least 18 killed in Myanmar crackdown: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:48am on February 28, 2021

    The UN rights office said it had credible information that at least 18 people had been killed in Sunday’s crackdown on protesters in Myanmar as...

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    Police fire rubber bullets to disperse Myanmar protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:50am on February 27, 2021

    Myanmar police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Yangon on Saturday, according to an AFP reporter, after the country’s ambassador to the United Nations...

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    Myanmar envoy makes emotional appeal for UN action against coup

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:25am on February 27, 2021

    Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations made an impassioned plea on Friday for the international community to take the ‘strongest possible action’ to end the...

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    Thousands march in Armenia to demand PM’s resignation

    Agence France-Presse . Yerevan | Updated at 10:09pm on February 26, 2021

    Several thousand opposition supporters marched through the capital of Armenia on Friday to demand prime minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation over his handling of last year’s...

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    Russian diplomats arrive from virus-hit North Korea on rail trolley

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 09:49pm on February 26, 2021

    Eight Russian diplomats and family members — the youngest of them a three-year-old girl — have arrived home from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail...

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    India, China talk further troop pullback from border

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 05:46pm on February 26, 2021

    India and China’s foreign ministers discussed further de-escalating tensions at a disputed border after a pullback of troops in response to a deadly clash in...

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    Myanmar’s civil servant strikes start to bite

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 10:35am on February 26, 2021

    Public hospitals are deserted. Government offices left dark. And the trains don’t leave the stations. Despite risks to their lives and livelihoods, many Myanmar civil...

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    Malaysian man wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:56pm on February 25, 2021

    A Malaysian man Thursday won the country's first legal challenge against Islamic laws banning gay sex, a victory hailed as ‘monumental progress’ in combating persecution...

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    Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads

    United News of Bangladesh/AP. Yangon | Updated at 11:17am on February 25, 2021

    Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar’s military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake...

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