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US journalist appears in court after detention, Frontier Myanmar says

The 37-year-old was detained by Myanmar’s military at Yangon International Airport on May 24, shortly before he could board a…

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Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumps more than 2% as Asia-Pacific stocks mostly rise

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific rose in Tuesday morning trade, with shares in Japan leading gains among the region’s major…

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Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’, Unesco says

“The recommendation from Unesco is clear and unequivocal that the Australian government is not doing enough to protect our greatest…

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Why Are the Olympics Still Happening? These Numbers Explain It.

The Olympic Games have always been about numbers. After all, a motto of Citius, Altius, Fortius — faster, higher, stronger…

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Kim Jong Un admits North Korea is facing ‘tense food situation’

Kim told the plenary meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea the nation was experiencing a “tense food situation,” Korean…

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India Covid vaccination: New policy to speed up delivery

PM Modi praises its strong start but will the new vaccine rollout plan will have a long term impact? Source

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Philippines: Families of war on drugs victims welcome ICC probe | DW | 21.06.2021

Katherine Bautista burst into tears when she received the news about the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to seek…

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Artwork Ranking Women by Their Looks Sets Off a Furor in a Changing China

To the artist’s critics, it was bad enough that he had secretly filmed thousands of female students on a Chinese…

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Iran: Political constraints leave Raisi little room to maneuver | DW | 21.06.2021

Over 59 million Iranians were eligible to vote at home and abroad in last week’s presidential election, but less than…

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Twitter’s India troubles show tough path ahead for digital platforms | DW | 21.06.2021

Twitter holds a relatively low share of India’s social media market. But, since 2017, the huge nation has emerged as…

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