Category: Asia

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staffJuly 16, 2017

Telegram blocks ‘terror’ content after Indonesia threat

The encrypted messaging company Telegram says it is forming a team of moderators who are familiar with Indonesian culture and ...

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staffJuly 16, 2017

Pentagon: Drone killed Islamic State leader in Afghanistan

U.S. forces killed the leader of the Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, earlier this week with a drone, the ...

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staffJuly 16, 2017

China house fire kills 22 in Jiangsu province

At least 22 people have died after a fire broke out in a two-storey house in eastern China, state media ...

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staffJuly 15, 2017

Liu Xiaobo’s ashes scattered at sea

Chinese activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has been cremated in a private ceremony in the north-eastern city ...

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staffJuly 14, 2017

China rejects foreign criticism over dissident’s death

China has rejected international criticism for not allowing its most prominent critic, Liu Xiaobo, to be treated abroad for liver ...

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staffJuly 13, 2017

Liu Xiaobo: China’s most prominent dissident dies

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61, officials say. ...

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staffJuly 12, 2017

North Korea supplies high-voltage electricity to border fence

North Korea has installed high-voltage electric fencing at its border with China, posing even more challenges for people seeking to ...

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staffJuly 8, 2017

Japan’s Dentsu advertising agency charged over employee suicide

One of Japan’s leading advertising agencies has been charged over the death of an employee from overwork. Dentsu is accused ...

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staffJuly 8, 2017

Japan floods: Deaths after Kyushu rain rise to 15

The death toll from flooding caused by recent heavy rain in southern Japan has risen to at least 15, officials ...

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staffJuly 6, 2017

We will use military force on North Korea if we must: US

The US has said it will use its “considerable military forces” on North Korea “if we must”, following Tuesday’s long-range ...