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Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reported

Feb 17, 2018

A large fire has broken out in one of the most important temples of Tibetan Buddhism

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Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

Feb 17, 2018

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people were left wondering why it would be considered offensive

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Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Feb 16, 2018

Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively prosecuted dozens of journalists and worked in other ways to suppress and discredit the media

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Indonesian police defend award to Philippine police chief

Feb 15, 2018

Indonesian police have defended bestowing their highest honor on the Philippine police chief, who has been criticized for spearheading the war on drugs that has left thousands of suspects dead.

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Duterte offers kill bounty for rebels to save on war costs

Feb 15, 2018

The Philippine president has offered a nearly $500 bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency costs

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Chinese champions Guangzhou surprised at home by Thai team

Feb 14, 2018

Guangzhou Evergrande's bid for a third Asian Champions League title in five years got off to a poor start on Wednesday as the Chinese powerhouse was held to a 1-1 tie at home by Buriram United of Thailand

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Award-winning Myanmar reporters appear in court

Feb 14, 2018

Two Myanmar journalists facing up to 14 years in prison if convicted of receiving government secrets have appeared for the latest hearing in their trial in Yangon, one day after it was announced that they had won a major press freedom award

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Big-spending Chinese teams start Asian campaign with wins

Feb 13, 2018

Big-spending Chinese clubs Shanghai SIPG and Tianjin Quanjian stated their ambitions in the 2018 Asian Champions League on Tuesday by kicking off with comfortable wins

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China charges former rising political star with bribery

Feb 13, 2018

Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery

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Duterte slammed over threat to shoot rebels in the genitals

Feb 13, 2018

Human rights groups have condemned the Philippine president for saying that troops should shoot female communist rebels in the genitals to render them "useless," which they said could encourage sexual violence and war crimes

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