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    Indian journo acquitted of defamation in #MeToo case

    United News of Bangladesh/ Associated Press | Updated at 05:17pm on February 17, 2021

    A New Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted a female journalist of criminal defamation after she accused a former editor-turned-politician and junior external affairs minister of...

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    UN envoy issues Myanmar warning after Suu Kyi hit with new charge

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 10:11am on February 17, 2021

    The UN special envoy on Myanmar has warned of the potential for an escalation of violence in the country on Wednesday, as anti-coup protesters are...

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    Thai PM faces no-confidence vote amid renewed protests

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 11:23pm on February 16, 2021

    Thai premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha faced a torrent of vitriol from opposition MPs Tuesday over his handling of a pandemic-bruised economy, amid a renewed push from...

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    Myanmar protesters block railway

    Agence France-Presse . Rangun | Updated at 06:44pm on February 16, 2021

    Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with another charge on Tuesday, after the military imposed a second straight overnight internet shutdown in...

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    Singapore activist jailed for train protest

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 05:34pm on February 15, 2021

    A Singaporean activist was jailed for three weeks on Monday after pleading guilty to holding a small protest aboard a metro train against the controversial...

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    Suu Kyi to face court this week

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 05:20pm on February 15, 2021

    Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi will appear in court via a video conference this week over charges brought against her by the new...

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    Dozens injured in Fukushima quake

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:24pm on February 14, 2021

    A 7.3-magnitude earthquake off Japan’s Fukushima injured dozens of people, authorities said Sunday, nearly 10 years after the eastern region was hit by a huge...

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    Myanmar junta warns public not to hide protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 10:39am on February 14, 2021

    Myanmar’s new military regime warned the public not to harbour fugitive political activists on Sunday after issuing arrest warrants for veteran democracy campaigners supporting massive...

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    Thai protesters return to streets calling for royal reforms

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 11:43pm on February 13, 2021

    Thai pro-democracy protesters scaled a massive Bangkok monument Saturday, draping it in a crimson cloth and calling for the kingdom to abolish its draconian royal...

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    China bans BBC World News

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:21am on February 13, 2021

    China’s broadcasting regulator has banned BBC World News, accusing it of flouting guidelines over a hard-hitting report on Beijing’s treatment of the country’s Uighur minority....

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