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Turkey convicts human rights activists on terror charges A Turkish court sentenced four Amnesty International activists to between two and six years in prison on terrorism charges in a high-profile trial Friday, which the human rights group described as a "travesty of justice of spectacular proportions."
CNN.com | 15 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Severe Flooding in Southern Japan Swamps Nursing Home Officials said that at least 15 people were feared dead as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.
New York Times | 15 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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South Korea Quarantine Hotel Is Targeted by Angry (and Noisy) Protesters At one South Korean hotel, hundreds of quarantined foreigners are enduring noisy daily protests from local residents, who want them out.
New York Times | 21 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Hong Kong was a home for Beijing critics. Now they might not even be safe at the airport A year ago, Chinese-Australian dissident artist Badiucao was searching for a place in Hong Kong to display some of his political works, many of which are critical of the Chinese Communist Party.
CNN.com | 23 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Singapore is on track to face its worst dengue outbreak in history Singapore has just begun to get its second wave of coronavirus under control. Now, it's on track to face its worst-ever outbreak of another viral infection: dengue.
CNN.com | Jul 4, 2020 12:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. The number of cases is more than double the figur
Yahoo! News | Jul 3, 2020 5:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Duterte Signs Antiterrorism Bill in Philippines Despite Widespread Criticism Human rights groups say the new law will give the police and military forces more powers to stifle dissent.
New York Times | Jul 3, 2020 3:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A polling station that was observed records low turnout in Russian vote Some voters who took part in a referendum that paves the way for President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule over Russia said they had been asked by their employers to do so, and to provide evidence to bosses to show they did. Despite that campaign, only
Yahoo! News | Jul 3, 2020 2:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina get best marks in Latin America for pandemic response - poll Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina are the Latin American countries that earned the best grades for their response to the coronavirus, according to a poll conducted in the region and released on Friday, while Brazil was tagged as the worst performer. The sur
Yahoo! News | Jul 3, 2020 1:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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I Thought I Would Die: Inside Myanmars Risky Pursuit of Jade A survivor was swept away by a wave of mud and water after the wall of a mine collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 200 people.
New York Times | Jul 3, 2020 1:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend