Asia Pacific

Prominent Chinese #MeToo Figure Vows to Appeal After Losing Case

Prominent Chinese #MeToo Figure Vows to Appeal After Losing Case

Prominent Chinese #MeToo Figure Vows to Appeal After Losing Case Prominent Chinese #MeToo Figure Vows to Appeal After Losing Case A former television intern who became a prominent voice in China’s #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment has vowed to fight on after a court in Beijing ruled that she had not produced sufficient evidence in her harassment case …

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Woodward’s Book on Trump Describes General’s Secret Calls to China

Woodward’s Book on Trump Describes General's Secret Calls to China

Woodward’s Book on Trump Describes General’s Secret Calls to China Woodward’s Book on Trump Describes General’s Secret Calls to China “I continually reminded him,” General Milley is quoted as saying, “depending on where and what you strike, you could find yourself at war.” Later that day, General Milley spoke to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was growing increasingly concerned Mr. Trump …

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Myanmar’s Army Escalates Attacks on a Struggling Resistance

Myanmar’s Army Escalates Attacks on a Struggling Resistance

Myanmar’s Army Escalates Attacks on a Struggling Resistance Myanmar’s Army Escalates Attacks on a Struggling Resistance The Myanmar soldiers attacked the village of Yay Shin, deep in the furrows of the Himalayan foothills, just after dusk, descending with flamethrowers and heavy weaponry. Clutching aging AK-47s smuggled from India and Thailand, members of a self-proclaimed People’s Defense Force returned fire so …

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As Virus Surges, Filipino Students Begin Second Year Online

As Virus Surges, Filipino Students Begin Second Year Online

As Virus Surges, Filipino Students Begin Second Year Online As Virus Surges, Filipino Students Begin Second Year Online Some countries, like Britain, have taken an aggressive approach to keeping schools open, including from late spring into early summer, when the Delta variant surged. While many elementary school students and their teachers did not wear masks, the British government focused instead …

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India’s I.C.M.R. Is a ‘Political Weapon’ Under Modi, Some Scientists Say

India’s I.C.M.R. Is a 'Political Weapon' Under Modi, Some Scientists Say

India’s I.C.M.R. Is a ‘Political Weapon’ Under Modi, Some Scientists Say India’s I.C.M.R. Is a ‘Political Weapon’ Under Modi, Some Scientists Say NEW DELHI — The forecast was mathematically based, government-approved and deeply, tragically wrong. In September 2020, eight months before a deadly Covid-19 second wave struck India, government-appointed scientists downplayed the possibility of a new outbreak. Previous infections and …

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Measles Cases Bring Temporary Halt to Afghanistan Refugee Arrivals in US

Measles Cases Bring Temporary Halt to Afghanistan Refugee Arrivals in US

Measles Cases Bring Temporary Halt to Afghanistan Refugee Arrivals in US Measles Cases Bring Temporary Halt to Afghanistan Refugee Arrivals in US WASHINGTON — The Biden administration halted flights carrying Afghan evacuees to the United States from military bases overseas after discovering a few of the new arrivals had measles, the latest hurdle in a haphazard effort to assist allies …

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Pentagon Defends Deadly Drone Strike in Kabul

Pentagon Defends Deadly Drone Strike in Kabul

Pentagon Defends Deadly Drone Strike in Kabul Pentagon Defends Deadly Drone Strike in Kabul [explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul. It was parked in the courtyard of a home, and the explosion killed 10 people, including 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi …

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China’s Fujian Province Reports Delta Outbreak

China's Fujian Province Reports Delta Outbreak

China’s Fujian Province Reports Delta Outbreak China’s Fujian Province Reports Delta Outbreak China has logged its highest number of coronavirus cases in nearly a month, prompting one county to shut down public transportation and test hundreds of thousands of people. On Sunday, the Chinese authorities reported 22 new locally transmitted infections, all in the southern province of Fujian and caused …

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North Korea Reports Test of New Cruise Missile as Arms Race Intensifies

North Korea Reports Test of New Cruise Missile as Arms Race Intensifies

North Korea Reports Test of New Cruise Missile as Arms Race Intensifies North Korea Reports Test of New Cruise Missile as Arms Race Intensifies SEOUL — North Korea said on Monday it​ had successfully launched newly developed long-range cruise missiles, its first missile test in six months and a new indication that an arms race between North and South Korea …

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U.S. Is Falling to Lowest Vaccination Rate of G7 Nations

U.S. Is Falling to Lowest Vaccination Rate of G7 Nations

U.S. Is Falling to Lowest Vaccination Rate of G7 Nations U.S. Is Falling to Lowest Vaccination Rate of G7 Nations Japan initially struggled to get its Covid-19 vaccination program into full gear, but now that it has, the percentage of its population that has received at least one dose has edged past the level achieved in the United States — …

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