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Searching for truth in China's Uighur 're-education' camps

BBC Asia News - 1 hour 14 min ago
China is accused of locking up Uighurs in camps - which it denies. The BBC went inside one of them.
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‘It’s a miracle to be in Hong Kong’: a refugee’s tale, 1 of 70 million

SCMP Asian News - 1 hour 16 min ago
Abdul Patient was only 12 when his mother’s tribe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was murdered by his father’s over a long-running feud between Congolese and Rwandans. He fled with his younger brother and slept in a cinema for four years before arriving at the Kakuma refugee camp, one of the largest in Kenya with some 190,000 residents.“Being a refugee, our life is like a movie – it has a lot of challenges,” he said.Patient, now 27 years old, knows a thing or two about making films…
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Thai cave rescue: boys of Wild Boars football team deal with fame one year after dramatic incident

SCMP Asian News - 1 hour 46 min ago
A young football team made up mostly of poor or stateless teenagers entered a tourist cave complex in northern Thailand a year ago on a day trip, accompanied by their coach.They emerged 18 days later to global acclaim, courted by film producers, authors and talk show hosts eager to tell the remarkable story of a daring operation that rescued them from the flooded depths.Most of the 12 “Wild Boars”, as the team was known, still live in the poor northern town of Mae Sai, once a sleepy backwater…
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Trump offers 'anything' to help Canada in rift with China

BBC Asia News - 2 hours 12 min ago
The US president made the comments prior to a meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Former Interpol chief pleads guilty to graft in Chinese court

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

BEIJING • Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleaded guilty at a trial in China yesterday to accepting US$2.1 million (S$2.9 million) in bribes - a remarkable fall from grace for the former vice-minister of public security.
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Students in Johor fall ill; toxic gas suspected

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

JOHOR BARU • About 15 students from Sekolah Agama Taman Mawar, an Islamic school in Johor's Pasir Gudang district, suffered breathing difficulties and vomiting, possibly due to exposure to poisonous gas, yesterday.
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Anwar's aide says he is not behind gay sex video

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's political secretary Farhash Wafa Salva-dor has denied allegations of being the mastermind behind a video purportedly featuring Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali having sex with a male party member.
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Asean leaders gather as geopolitical waters turn choppy

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

Asean leaders gather in Bangkok this weekend for their twice-yearly summit.
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Protesters urge Asean to ban trash imports

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • Protesters in Bangkok yesterday dumped plastic waste in front of a government building and called on South-east Asian leaders to ban imports of trash from developed countries.
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Najib's corruption trial: Key witness says he hid abroad in fear

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • A key witness in the corruption trial of former premier Najib Razak said he hid in fear in Bangkok and Abu Dhabi in 2015, after he was told to go abroad and not meet officers of the anti-graft agency.
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Jokowi plans to spend $95b on toll roads to boost connectivity

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

JAKARTA • Indonesian President Joko Widodo is planning to splurge an unprecedented US$70 billion (S$95 billion) on toll roads to help connect the most strung-out country on the planet.
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From memes to wordplay: Protesters turn to humour

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

It is a study in contrasts: one, the logo of Pepper Lunch, a popular Japanese restaurant chain; the other, captioned Pepper Lunch Hong Kong, showing the police pepper-spraying protesters on June 12 just after lunchtime.
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China keen to play role in Korean denuclearisation

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping has backed efforts to ease tensions in the Korean peninsula, but also said that North Korea's security concerns should be addressed.
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It's off to school on recycled bikes from S'pore and Malaysia

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

YANGON • With the clangour of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bicycles shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a country where more than half of the children live in poverty.
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Kim to seek Xi's help for mediation with US, says defector

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
June 21, 2019 5:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be asking Chinese President Xi Jinping for help to mediate the current nuclear deadlock between Pyongyang and Washington, high-profile North Korea defector Thae Yong Ho said in Tokyo yesterday.
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At least 30 dead as bus plunges off Indian mountain road

Straits Times Asian News - 7 hours 15 min ago
June 21, 2019 1:00 AM

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - At least 30 people were killed and 37 injured when a bus plunged off a road in India's hilly northern state of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday (June 20), a government official said.
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Laos confirms first cases of African swine fever

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2019-06-20 22:39
June 20, 2019 10:39 PM

PARIS (REUTERS) - Laos has reported its first cases of African swine fever (ASF), confirming outbreaks in the southern province of Saravane, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday (June 20).
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15 students in Pasir Gudang suffer breathing difficulties possibly due to toxic gas: Malaysian health minister

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2019-06-20 22:29
June 20, 2019 10:29 PM

JOHOR BARU - About 15 students from Sekolah Agama Taman Mawar in Pasir Gudang district in Johor suffered breathing difficulties and vomiting possibly due to exposure to poisonous gas on Thursday (June 20).
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Sri Lanka seeks US$1 billion loan from China as it struggles to recover from Easter Sunday attacks

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2019-06-20 21:24
Sri Lanka is seeking a loan of nearly US$1 billion from China for energy and motorways as the island recovers from the devastating Easter Sunday bombings, the finance ministry said on Thursday.Talks are underway with China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to raise the new loan in addition to the US$1.2 billion obtained from international agencies this year, the ministry said.“We have been discussing with the AIIB to obtain nearly an additional US$1,000 million for further…
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Chennai water: How India's sixth biggest city is coping with shortages

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2019-06-20 21:16
Chennai, home to more than four million people, is relying on tankers to supply its water.
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