Category: Asia

Amid Slaughterhouse Crackdown, India’s Lions Sample New Cuisine

With buffalo meat, their diet of choice, unavailable for two days, the lions of Lucknow were forced to get by on chicken and mutton.

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U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Reports of Atrocities in Myanmar

The group will send a fact-finding mission to investigate allegations of killings, rapes and other abuses perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar’s army.

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Living in Fear, Duterte’s Chief Critic Speaks Out From Philippine Jail

Senator Leila de Lima, held on charges she insists are false, is lonely in her cell and fears for her life. But she says she will not be silenced.

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Climate Change May Be Intensifying China’s Smog Crisis

Changing weather patterns linked to rising global temperatures have resulted in a dearth of wind across northern China, exacerbating severe air pollution, studies say.

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Buffalo Meat Industry Facing Government Shutdowns in India

A new Hindu-right government in Uttar Pradesh claims the Muslim-run businesses are cover for the illegal slaughter of cows. But the closings are shaking the economy.

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Asia and Australia Edition: London, Shinzo Abe, the Taliban: Your Morning Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Afghan Children, Deprived of School, Tell of Their Deepest Fears

Some 3.7 million boys and girls won’t be at school on Thursday for the start of a new school year. Here are the stories of five of those children, in their own words.

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A Life Sentence in Cambodia, but Kem Ley’s Murder Is Far From Solved

The man on trial had admitted shooting Mr. Kem Ley, a government critic. But glaring holes in the case, which recalled past assassinations, raise troubling questions.

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As Hong Kong Chooses Its Next Leader, China Still Pulls the Strings

As paradoxical as it may sound, pro-democracy activists insist they were right to oppose Beijing’s offer to allow for a direct popular vote.

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Strategic District in Southern Afghanistan, Sangin, Falls to Taliban

The yearslong offensive in the district, in Helmand Province, took the lives of more combatants than any other fight for territory in Afghanistan.

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