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Chinese official insists no love for Dalai Lama in Tibet

Mar 7, 2019

China's Communist Party chief for Tibet says the Dalai Lama has not done a "single good thing" for the region

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No flights or internet during Bali's sacred Day of Silence

Mar 6, 2019

Bali's airport will close for 24 hours, the internet will be turned off and streets emptied as the predominantly Hindu island in Indonesia marks its New Year with a day of silence

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Japan court OK's Nissan ex-Chairman Ghosn's release on bail

Mar 5, 2019

Tokyo District Court approves release of Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn on 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail

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Over 1,500 turtles found inside luggage in Philippines

Mar 5, 2019

Philippine authorities have found more than 1,500 live turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport

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Indonesia court allows dam in orangutan habitat to proceed

Mar 5, 2019

Environmentalists have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species

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2022 Asian Games to include athletes from Oceania

Mar 4, 2019

Basketball, volleyball and soccer players from Australia and other Oceania countries will be permitted to compete at the next edition of the Asian Games

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Japan calls up Mafi despite assault charges in New Zealand

Mar 4, 2019

Amanaki Mafi has been called up to Japan's extended Rugby World Cup training camp

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Chinese rights lawyer returns home after 2-year sentence

Mar 4, 2019

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who recently completed a two-year prison sentence on national security charges has returned to his parents' home in central China after he briefly went missing upon his scheduled release

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Indonesia and Australia sign pact eliminating many tariffs

Mar 4, 2019

Indonesia and Australia signed a free trade agreement that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to be set up in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas for young Indonesians

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34 Rohingya women, children found stranded on Malaysia beach

Mar 2, 2019

Malaysian authorities say 34 Muslim Rohingya women and children were found stranded along a beach in the country's northernmost state, and are believed to have been dropped off by human traffickers

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