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    India joins US, others as pressure grows on Myanmar generals

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 10:18am on February 19, 2021

    Myanmar’s generals came under increased diplomatic pressure on Thursday over the coup that deposed Aung San Suu Kyi, as India joined the United States and...

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    Facebook to debunk climate change myths

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:12am on February 19, 2021

    Facebook said Thursday it would expand its climate information hub and direct its users to experts to debunk myths and hoaxes in the field in...

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    Facebook to debunk climate change myths

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:12am on February 19, 2021

    Facebook said Thursday it would expand its climate information hub and direct its users to experts to debunk myths and hoaxes in the field in...

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    Air pollution caused 1,60,000 deaths in big cities in 2020: NGO

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:11am on February 19, 2021

    Serious pollution caused around 1,60,000 premature deaths in the world’s five most populous cities last year, even as air quality improved in some places due...

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    Former Malaysia first lady’s graft trial to proceed

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:04am on February 19, 2021

    The corruption trial of Malaysia’s scandal-plagued former first lady will proceed after a judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors had presented sufficient evidence to make a...

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    Malaysian police arrest boss of 'sugar daddy' website

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 06:18pm on February 18, 2021

    Malaysian police have arrested the founder of a controversial ‘sugar daddy’ dating website under anti-prostitution laws after it boasted thousands of young students were using...

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    Anti-coup hackers target Myanmar govt sites

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 10:26am on February 18, 2021

    Hackers targeted Myanmar government web sites Thursday to protest against the military coup, as the junta pressed on with its attempts to stymie nationwide opposition...

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    Kim’s wife makes first public appearance in over a year

    Agence France-presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:38pm on February 17, 2021

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s wife made her first public appearance in over a year, state media reported Wednesday, after speculation her absence could...

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    35 dead in Chad herder, farmer clashes

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena | Updated at 05:32pm on February 17, 2021

    Thirty-five people were killed in fighting in recent days between semi-nomadic herders and farmers in southeastern Chad, where clashes between the two communities are common,...

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    Singapore Hindu priest charged in gold pawning case

    Agence France-Presse. Singapore | Updated at 05:22pm on February 17, 2021

    The former chief priest of Singapore's oldest Hindu temple has been charged with repeatedly pawning gold religious ornaments for a total of $1.5 million, court...

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