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Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

Dec 26, 2018

The trial of a prominent human rights lawyer has begun in northern China on Wednesday with about two dozen plainclothes police stationed outside a courthouse and at least one supporter taken away

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Asian markets slip on fears of US slowdown

Dec 26, 2018

Asian markets are mostly lower after President Donald Trump said that there was "nothing new" in efforts to end the partial government shutdown over a U.S.-Mexico border wall

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Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom

Dec 26, 2018

Thailand will soon allow the licensed medical use of marijuana and a local plant, kratom, traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller

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The Latest: Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless

Dec 25, 2018

The death toll from the tsunami that hit Indonesian islands without warning has passed 420 with more than 1,400 people injured

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Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

Dec 25, 2018

Traumatized Indonesian tsunami survivors jittery amid false alarms, deaths top 420 and thousands remain homeless

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Indonesia's disaster agency says death toll from tsunami exceeds 420 with thousands of people left homeless

Dec 25, 2018

Indonesia's disaster agency says death toll from tsunami exceeds 420 with thousands of people left homeless

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Elephants join search in Thailand for missing 2-year-old boy

Dec 24, 2018

Four elephants mounted by their mahouts have joined the search for a 2-year-old boy from Myanmar who has been missing in Thailand for a week, as hundreds of rescuers comb through a sugarcane field for traces of the missing child

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Ghosn's arrest brings attention to Japan's 'hostage justice'

Dec 24, 2018

The arrest of Nissan's former chairman is drawing attention to the criminal justice system in Japan, where there is no presumption of innocence and accused people can be held for months before trial

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Japan emperor marks last birthday on throne, prays for peace

Dec 23, 2018

Japan's Emperor Akihito, who turns 85 on Sunday and will abdicate this spring, says he feels relieved to see the era of his reign coming to an end without having seen his country at war

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Indonesian Muslims protest China's detention of Uighurs

Dec 21, 2018

Several hundred protesters chanted "God is Great" and "Get out, communist!" outside China's embassy in the Indonesian capital, demanding an end to mass detentions of Uighur Muslims

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