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Fleeing Rohingya on trial in Myanmar for "illegal travel"

11 Dec 2019

PATHEIN, Myanmar Dozens of Rohingya Muslims appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday to face charges of travelling illegally after they were arrested while fleeing apartheid-like conditions in the country's Rakhine state.

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

09 Dec 2019

YANGON Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N’s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim minority. | Video

The Lady and The Hague: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi courts home audience

06 Dec 2019

YANGON The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi travelled to western Europe, she was feted as the freshly elected civilian ruler of a fledgling democracy who had brought an end to half a century of military dictatorship.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands take to the streets in fresh protests

01 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a rare lull in violence, as residents took to the streets chanting "revolution of our time" and "liberate Hong Kong". | Video

'Little kittens' - Hong Kong campus protest holdouts left isolated and fearful

25 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Last week, the cafeteria of Hong Kong's Polytechnic University was buzzing with pro-democracy protesters who occupied the campus for days, fighting fierce street battles with riot police in some of the most violent clashes during six months of unrest.

'Little kittens': Hong Kong campus protest holdouts left isolated and fearful

25 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Last week, the cafeteria of Hong Kong's Polytechnic University was buzzing with pro-democracy protesters who occupied the campus for days, fighting fierce street battles with riot police in some of the most violent clashes during six months of unrest.

Burmese medic killed in Syria felt duty to serve others, widow says

05 Nov 2019

YANGON A Burmese combat medic and cameraman killed in Syria on Sunday travelled there out of a sense of duty to serve others, his friends and family said, days after the 39-year-old was fatally struck by shrapnel from a mortar shell.

'I stopped dancing, I'm fighting now': Hong Kong protesters take up self-defense classes

01 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Before protests erupted across her Hong Kong hometown five months ago, 31-year-old Pino was a dancer, taking various types of evening classes for years, from jazz to hip-hop and pole.

'I stopped dancing, I'm fighting now': Hong Kong protesters take up self-defence classes

01 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Before protests erupted across her Hong Kong hometown five months ago, 31-year-old Pino was a dancer, taking various types of evening classes for years, from jazz to hip-hop and pole.

Hong Kong says not trying to stop protests, just violence

10 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's embattled government, which has enacted colonial-era emergency powers, said on Thursday it would not take any further measures to counter violent protests and rejected rumours that mainland Chinese security forces were involved in the city.

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