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Japanese Prime Minister's coronavirus mask plan criticized as insufficient as emergency looms Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing a public backlash amid growing concern over medical shortages as the country faces a worsening coronavirus outbreak. | 2 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Malaysian government apologizes after advising wives to avoid 'nagging' during coronavirus lockdown The Malaysian government was forced to apologize after its Women's Development Department published a series of sexist "tips" to help deal with the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, including advising women to continue to wear makeup and to "avoid nagging." | 2 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Pakistani Court Overturns Conviction in 2002 Killing of Daniel Pearl The court found there was sufficient evidence to convict Ahmed Omar Sheikh of abducting Mr. Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, but not of killing him.
New York Times | 5 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Pakistan court overturns convictions in killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl A local court in Pakistan on Thursday overturned the death sentence and murder convictions of the four men involved in the killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. | 6 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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In Slum at Epicenter of Dutertes Drug Crackdown, Fear and Love Coexist At the height of President Rodrigo Dutertes anti-crime campaign, as many as five people a night were killed in Market Three, a Manila slum whose residents rely only on each other.
New York Times | 7 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
3,000 people to be evacuated from aircraft carrier to Guam after desperate plea Trump uses coronavirus briefing to unveil new military counternarcotics mission | 14 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Philippines is sending its nurses to the frontline underprotected Every day, Filipina nurse April Abrias walks six miles to monitor 30 patients who are suspected to have the novel coronavirus in a rural province north of the Philippines' capital, Manila. | 14 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Your Thursday Briefing Global recession, coronavirus, face masks: Heres what you need to know.
New York Times | 19 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
Asia may have been right about coronavirus and face masks, and the rest of the world is coming around In the coming weeks, if they have not already, your government is likely to begin advising you to wear a face mask to protect against coronavirus. | Apr 1, 2020 12:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Its April Fools Day. So a K-Pop Star Decided to Pull a Coronavirus Prank. Jaejoong of JYJ told his fans he had the virus, then admitted he had made up the diagnosis. His devastated fans were unamused.
New York Times | Apr 1, 2020 11:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend