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    Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, some using their hands as they searched for about 145 people missing after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the popular Taiwanese tourist city of Hualien overnight. At least four people were killed and 225 injured in the quake that hit near the […]

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IN THE complex political picture that looms in the Indian and Pacific region, the various processes that are taking place in all of its geographical elements deserve attention. At the same time, it makes sense once again to designate the special significance of the sea band between the coast of the PRC and the so-called […]

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  Maldivian troops stand guard in front of the Supreme Court. Photo courtesy of Sun Online (sun.mv) Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency for 15 days and security forces stormed the Supreme Court in an escalation of a power struggle with the archipelago’s top court. Police also arrested former president […]

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The UN human rights chief warned Monday that possible acts of ‘genocide and ethnic cleansing’ against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority could fuel a religious-based conflict that spreads beyond the country’s borders. ‘Myanmar faces a very serious crisis — with a potentially severe impact on the security of the region,’ UN high commissioner for human rights […]

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Asia’s Energy Revolution Could Kill Trump’s Coal-Powered Dreams By Nithin Coca Why you should care A key campaign promise may soon be on the ropes. For one of President Donald Trump’s best-known campaign promises — to revive the American coal industry — to succeed, the U.S. is counting on major energy-guzzling economies to purchase the […]

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 The Rohingya Suffer Real Horrors. So Why Are Some of Their Stories Untrue? By HANNAH BEECH       FEB. 1, 2018 Photo A Rohingya child in her family’s tent at dusk in the Kutupalong camp in November. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times LEDA, Bangladesh — The four young sisters sat in a huddle, together but […]

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Southern Yemeni separatists stand by a tank in the port city of Aden, Yemen, January 30, 2018 Reuters President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government operates out of Aden, while he lives in Saudi Arabia Southern Yemeni separatists took control of the port city of Aden after two days of fighting, residents said on Tuesday, confining the internationally-recognised […]

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This file photo taken on February 21, 2017 shows an Indian social activist holding a placard during a protest against a rape at Hauz Khas village in New Delhi. — AFP photo An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi. Police say she is in a critical […]

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Afghan security forces stand near the Marshal Fahim military academy after a series of explosions in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 29, 2018. — Reuters photo Militants on Monday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over the past nine days that is […]

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Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, US, May 3, 2017. — Reuters file photo Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn stepped down Saturday as Republican National Committee finance chairman, following allegations of decades of sexual misconduct. The 76-year-old former business rival turned […]

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Afghan volunteers carry a body at the scene of a car bomb exploded in front of the old Ministry of Interior building in Kabul on Saturday. — AFP photo A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded about 158 in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday when it blew up […]

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Afghan security forces keep watch as smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. — Reuters photo Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul›s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and […]

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