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    Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife for housework

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:15am on February 25, 2021

    A Chinese man has been ordered to pay his ex-wife almost $8,000 for years of unpaid housework, in a landmark divorce case that has sparked...

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    ‘China targets Uighurs with more prosecutions, longer prison terms’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:01pm on February 24, 2021

    China has dramatically increased its prosecution of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang through the formal court system, handing out long prison terms for dubious charges such...

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    India to vaccinate over-60s from March 1

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:59pm on February 24, 2021

    India plans to expand its vast but faltering coronavirus vaccination programme from March 1 by offering jabs to the over 60s, the government said Wednesday....

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    Nepal revises coronavirus death toll

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 08:49pm on February 24, 2021

    Nepal on Wednesday added 619 deaths—an almost 30 per cent rise—to its coronavirus toll, blaming a numbers discrepancy between different government branches. The toll jumped...

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    Malaysia court halts deportation of 1200 Myanmar migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Lumut | Updated at 02:19pm on February 23, 2021

    A Malaysian court ordered a temporary halt to a controversial plan to deport 1,200 Myanmar detainees to their homeland on Tuesday weeks after a coup,...

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    Myanmar junta under fresh pressure

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 10:02am on February 23, 2021

    Myanmar’s military leaders came under renewed pressure Tuesday as the world’s wealthiest nations condemned the junta for responding to anti-coup demonstrators ‘with violence’, a rebuke...

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    India, China withdraw troops from disputed Himalayan border

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:07am on February 22, 2021

    India said on Sunday that its troops, along with their Chinese counterparts, had completed a pullback from a disputed part of their Himalayan border after...

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    Facebook shuts down Myanmar army ‘True News’ page

    Agence France-Presse .Bangkok | Updated at 11:44am on February 21, 2021

    A Facebook page run by the Myanmar junta’s ‘True News’ information service was kicked off the platform Sunday after the tech giant accused it of...

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    China shares video of clash with India

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:20pm on February 20, 2021

    Dramatic footage released by Chinese state media purportedly shows deadly clashes between troops at the Indian border last year — a rare insight into violence...

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    Two dead as Myanmar police open fire on protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 07:26pm on February 20, 2021

    At least two were killed in Myanmar’s second largest city as security forces fired live rounds on protestors, emergency workers and doctors said Saturday —...

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