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  • newPhilippines: Nationwide smoking ban starts today, Govt urges public support
    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s office is encouraging the public to get behind the nationwide smoking ban that was implemented across the country today, July 23.The post Philippines: Nationwide smoking ban starts today, Govt urges public support appea…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 5:45am -
  • newMarawi standoff enters third month, underlining crisis in Philippines

    Marawi standoff enters third month, underlining crisis in Philippines

    TWO months after Islamist militants launched an assault on one of the biggest southern cities in the Philippines, the fighting is dragging on, and President Rodrigo Duterte says he is prepared to wait for a year for it to end.The post Marawi standof…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 4:02am -
  • newTrump signs off on plan to give US Navy more freedom in S. China Sea – report

    Trump signs off on plan to give US Navy more freedom in S. China Sea – report

    US President Donald Trump approved a plan giving the country's navy greater freedom in operating in the South China Sea and put pressure on China's efforts to enlarge its military presence by artificially building reefs and atolls in the area.The po…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 3:05am -
  • newPhilippines: Rallies expected against martial law, Duterte’s ‘failed promises’
    MASS protests against the extension of martial law in Mindanao and President Rodrigo Duterte’s failed promises are expected tomorrow during Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (Sona), a militant leader said on Sunday.The post Philippine…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 12:22am -
  • newSenior Australian minister calls for vote on same-sex marriage
    ONE of Australia’s most senior ministers on Sunday reignited debate on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised, proposing a national postal vote on the issue.The post Senior Australian minister calls for vote on same-sex marriage appeared fi…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:15pm -
  • newLiverpool win Asia Trophy as Barca target Coutinho

    Liverpool win Asia Trophy as Barca target Coutinho

    JUERGEN Klopp revealed he spoke to Philippe Coutinho about Barcelona's attempts to sign the Brazilian before the playmaker delivered a match-winning performance to help Liverpool win the Premier League Asia Trophy against Leicester City on Saturday…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:00pm -
  • newIndia: Government tells Philip Morris to remove all smoking ads
    THE state government in India's capital told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply.The post India: Gove…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:59pm -
  • newIndonesia: Jokowi orders police to gun down foreign drug traffickers
    INDONESIAN President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has issued a shoot-to-kill order against foreign drug dealers and traffickers, as he called for tougher action in Indonesia's war on drugs.The post Indonesia: Jokowi orders police to gun down foreign dru…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:58pm -
  • Philippine Congress extends martial law to end-2017
    PHILIPPINE lawmakers on Saturday voted to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year, giving President Rodrigo Duterte extra time to quell a rebellion by militants allied with the Islamic State group.The post Phi…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 5:01am -
  • Chinese government official sues exiled controversial tycoon for defamation
    A CHINESE government housing vice-minister has lodged a US$10 million defamation lawsuit against controversial billionaire Guo Wengui in New York over claims made by the exiled tycoon that she had engaged in graft and provided sexual favours.The pos…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:54am -

BBC: Asia

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Global Post: Asia Pacific

  • Looking back at 'The Summer of Love'

    Looking back at 'The Summer of Love'

    This weekend, I’m hosting an hour-long special on the BBC World Service, looking back at that wild revolutionary moment in the cultural and political life of America. And really the world.I met some fascinating people in San Francisco making this…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:45am -
  • Closing the State Department's war crimes office could send the wrong message

    Closing the State Department's war crimes office could send the wrong message

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ambitious plans to streamline and restructure the State Department. And the first thing on the chopping block could be the war crimes office.Foreign Policy magazine reported that a member of Tillerson’s team…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 6:30pm -
  • 'Why are Americans so fat?' And other questions Russians have about us.

    'Why are Americans so fat?' And other questions Russians have about us.

    The Washington Post's Moscow bureau chief, David Filipov, is a frequent guest on Russian TV talk shows — an experience he lovingly calls "a suicide mission."  "When you go on those shows, you're the token Westerner. And everybody who has ever h…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:45pm -
  • A super-simple strategy may be key to fighting climate change

    A super-simple strategy may be key to fighting climate change

    A key strategy in the fight against climate change is slowing the rapid destruction of the world’s forests.When trees burn or decompose, they release carbon. About 10 percent of the greenhouse gases emitted every year are from this newly freed car…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • This Canadian oil pipeline could cause the next great controversy

    This Canadian oil pipeline could cause the next great controversy

    The Westridge Marine Terminal overlooks a finger of water that separates Vancouver, BC, from the deep green hills of the nearby provincial parks. It’s where oil tankers come to fill up, at the terminus of the TransMountain Pipeline, which winds dow…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:15pm -
  • Chester Bennington's death is more than a headline for me

    Chester Bennington's death is more than a headline for me

    When I learned about the passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on Thursday, while I was sitting in a coffee shop, an influx of thoughts invaded my mind.My mind drifted back 12 years to my high school in Tehran.Our earlier story: A rock ban…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:00pm -
  • Women and girls are a new frontier in the fight against HIV

    Women and girls are a new frontier in the fight against HIV

    At the ninth annual conference on HIV science, happening in Paris right now, there's a lot to celebrate.AIDS used to be one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide — no more. A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) show…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • Climate warrior? Champion of 'Big Oil'? Canada's leader wants to be both.

    Climate warrior? Champion of 'Big Oil'? Canada's leader wants to be both.

    For a lot of Americans these days, Justin Trudeau is the anti-Donald Trump, especially on things like climate change.While President Trump moves to pull America out of the Paris climate accords, Canada’s prime minister describes carbon pollution a…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Poland steps away from democracy and EU in latest judiciary reforms

    Poland steps away from democracy and EU in latest judiciary reforms

    Poland was once the pinnacle of democracy in central Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union — home to the Solidarity movement and Lech Walesa. But as the country lurches to the right politically, joining countries like Hungary, it may find i…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 6:00pm -
  • The radicalization of a surfer dude

    The radicalization of a surfer dude

    The subculture of southern California surfers has long fascinated novelist Laleh Khadivi. She calls those who ride the waves there a "tribe unto themselves.""These surfers have found their God, it is the ocean, and they will come every day and pay…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 5:45pm -

HRW: Asia

  • France Should Confront China on Rights

    France Should Confront China on Rights

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will arrive in China tomorrow for what will be his last official visit in this country. But he can make it much more than that: it’s an opportunity to publicly express his concern about the serious attack o…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • China: Secretive Detention System Mars Anti-Corruption Campaign

    China: Secretive Detention System Mars Anti-Corruption Campaign

    (Hong Kong) – The Chinese government should immediately abolish a secretive detention system used to coerce confessions from corruption suspects. The Communist Party-run system, known as shuanggui, has no basis under Chinese law but is a key compon…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced

    Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced

    Expand Asylum seekers behind a metal fence in the ‘Hangar 1’ detention center, in Röszke, Hungary. September 9, 2015. © 2015 Zalmaï for Human Rights Wat…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Asia’s ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Republic?

    Asia’s ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Republic?

    Expand The Philippine Daily Inquirer records 265 deaths of suspected criminals and drug users between June 30, the day Rodrigo Duterte assumed office, and July 18.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Afghanistan: Hazardous Work for Children Widespread

    Afghanistan: Hazardous Work for Children Widespread

    (New York) – The Afghan government is failing to protect tens of thousands of children, some as young as 5, from hazardous conditions in the workplace, in violation of Afghanistan’s labor laws. Expa…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • North Korea's Caste System

    North Korea's Caste System

    When Choi Seung Chol was born in North Korea in 1990, his parents believed that they already knew how his life would unfold. The government would feed him and provide him with free housing, education, and health care. In exchange, the authorities wou…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Thailand: Junta Bans Referendum Monitoring

    Thailand: Junta Bans Referendum Monitoring

    Update 06/23/16: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha on June 20, 2016, raised concerns about stepped-up government repression ahead of Thailand’s constitutional ref…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • India and US should not miss this chance to set a global example
    They have met over a cup of tea, strolled at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and declared Indo-US ties to be stronger than ever before. But when President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on June 7, the messaging should now be…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • India: Stop Treating Critics As Criminals

    India: Stop Treating Critics As Criminals

    (New Delhi) – The Indian authorities routinely use vaguely worded, overly broad laws as political tools to silence and harass critics, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The government should repeal or amend laws that are used…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Vietnam: Obama’s Visit Should Advance Human Rights
    (New York) – United States President Barack Obama should press Vietnam to end its crackdown on peaceful activists and move towards free and fair elections, Human Rights Watch said today. Obama’s visit from May 23-25, will be the first in his two-…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Asia

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  • Airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan
    A fire is seen after an apparent US airstrike hit a hospital run by Doctors without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Oct. 03, 2015. Photo by MSF/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesAn apparent U.S. airstrike wreaked havoc in the embattled Afghan city o…
    - 3 Oct 15, 5:18pm -
  • Wildfires in Russia scorch world’s largest freshwater lake
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioSTEPHEN FEE: On the shores of Lake Baikal, in Russian Siberia, unusually warm temperatures and dry conditions made for dangerous wildfire conditions this summer.At least 1,500 square miles of forest burned until the…
    - 3 Oct 15, 5:13pm -
  • Aid group calls for investigation after hospital hit by apparent U.S. airstrike
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: The seizure of Kunduz, Afghanistan’s sixth largest city, was the Taliban’s biggest tactical victory since 2001.And fighting with government troops has escalated ther…
    - 3 Oct 15, 3:40pm -
  • News Wrap: Hurricane Joaquin batters the Bahamas
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: In other news, the economy turned in a subpar showing for September. The Labor Department reported today that employers added 142,000 jobs, less than expected, as oil drillers and others cut back on hir…
    - 2 Oct 15, 6:45pm -
  • Free Syrian Army fighters say Russia is punishing Assad opponents
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Russia again launched airstrikes in Syria today in a bid to bolster the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. But, in Washington, President Obama said the U.S. will not cooperate with the Russian campai…
    - 2 Oct 15, 6:35pm -
  • How long can Germany stay welcoming to refugees?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Refugees from across the Middle East continue to flee civil wars and the threat of ISIS. Germany, among the European nations, has been welcoming them. But in this report from Munich, currently in the m…
    - 2 Oct 15, 6:30pm -
  • Photos: Children are most vulnerable in the refugee crisis
    Migrants stand in a field as they wait for buses to take them to shelters after they crossed the border from Serbia, near Tovarnik, Croatia, on Sept. 24, 2015. Photo by Marko Djurica/ReutersAs countries bordering Syria reach capacity, more and more…
    - 2 Oct 15, 5:07pm -
  • I was a refugee. I’m haunted by today’s images of child refugees
    Rusul Alrubail, left, with her sister and cousin in Baghdad around 1990. Alrubail and her family were forced to flee Iraq when she was in the first grade. Photo courtesy of Rusul AlrubailI was born in Baghdad. My family was well off and we lived in…
    - 2 Oct 15, 4:36pm -
  • Quiz: Taliban takeover to lunar eclipse, test your world news know-how
    The week started with an unusual celestial event and ended with airstrikes in Syria. In between were speeches from world leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Take our five-minute quiz on these international events and more.Fol…
    - 2 Oct 15, 10:51am -
  • WATCH LIVE: 2015 U.N. General Assembly speeches
    Watch heads of state speak at the 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly starting at 9 a.m. EDT each day this week. We’ll update this post with highlights.More than 150 world leaders are gathering at U.N. headquarters in New York this week wit…
    - 2 Oct 15, 9:00am -

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