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Tokyo pushes ahead with same-sex marriage plan

The local government for the city with a population of 14 million plans to introduce “same-sex partnership” after its local…

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison

Suu Kyi, 76, was Myanmar’s state counselor and de facto leader of the country before she was ousted and detained…

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Her dream to teach English in Japan ended with a lesson for the country

When her father died, the university graduate convinced her mother she could earn enough money working abroad as an English…

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The Taliban executed scores of Afghan security forces members after surrender, HRW report alleges

The HRW report detailed “the summary execution or enforced disappearance” of 47 former members of the Afghan National Security Forces…

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Tropical cyclones in Asia could have double the destructive power by the end of century, study finds

Using data from nearly four decades from 1979 to 2016, researchers found that the destructive power of tropical cyclones had…

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Analysis: Asia’s quiet militarization threatens to turn the region into a powder keg

Once launched, the high-tech vessel will be able to propel planes into the sky at the same speed as its…

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Philippines’ Duterte says cocaine user among presidential election candidates

Duterte, who waged a war on drugs that killed thousands of users and peddlers, did not name the candidate, nor…

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Cambodia ends quarantine for vaccinated travelers

Cambodia will stop requiring quarantine for travelers who have been vaccinated for Covid-19 starting on November 15, Prime Minister Hun…

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India Zika outbreak sees surge of nearly 100 cases

First discovered in 1947, the mosquito-borne virus Zika virus reached epidemic proportions in Brazil in 2015, when thousands of babies…

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Analysis: How did a $3 billion US Navy submarine hit an undersea mountain?

The Connecticut is now pierside at a US Navy base on the Pacific island of Guam. The Navy says it…

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