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    From 'Asia's finest' to 'black dogs': Hong Kong police under pressure

    Hong Kong's vaunted police force is facing a crisis of confidence and leadership amid the city's worsening political tensions, according to serving and retired officers, politicians and security analysts.

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    Indonesia can now jail errant foreign researchers

    The House of Represen­tatives has passed into law the nat­ional system of science and technology Bill, which imposes criminal char­ges against foreign researchers found guilty of violating visa regulations.

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    China rebuked at UN over Uighur detention

    More than 20 countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic minority Uighurs in the country's Xinjiang region in the first such joint move on the issue at the United Nations.

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    Brunei introduces stoning to death for gay sex, adultery

    Brunei on Wednesday introduced strict new Sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm of global criticism from politicians, celebrities and rights groups.

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    China says 13,000 'terrorists' arrested in Xinjiang since 2014

    China says it has arrested tens of thousands of “terrorists” since four years ago in its volatile western Xinjiang region, which is home to millions of Muslim minorities, including Uighurs.

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    China hikes military spending by 7.5% to $177.61 billion

    China, the world's second-largest military spender after the US, on Tuesday announced a 7.5 per cent increase in its defence budget for this year, hiking it to a whopping $177.61 billion.

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    Saudi crown prince defends China's right to put Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

    Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’’s crown prince, on Friday defended China’s use of concentration camps for Muslims, saying it was Beijing’s “right”.

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    Malaysia enthrones new king after historic abdication

    Malaysia on Thursday installed a new king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, after the last monarch abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen.

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    Suu Kyi’s party clashes with military over proposal to change army-drafted charter

    Myanmar’s ruling party clashed with military lawmakers on Tuesday as it proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its biggest challenge in nearly three years to the army’s power.

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    US charges China's Huawei, top executive with bank fraud

    The US Department of Justice has filed a series of criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and top executive Meng Wanzhou, who are accused of misleading banks.

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    Malaysian royals pick new king after historic abdication

    Malaysia’s royal families were electing a king on Thursday after the last monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen, with a sports-loving sultan in pole.

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    Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

    A Myanmar judge dismissed an appeal on Friday by two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya, dashing slim hopes that the pair could be freed early.

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    China passes law to make Islam 'compatible with socialism'

    China's main English newspaper, Global Times, reported on Saturday that after a meeting with representatives from eight Islamic associations, government officials "agreed to guide Islam to be compatible.

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    Malaysia's King Muhammad V resigns

    "The National Palace informs that his majesty has resigned as the 15th king effective January 6," the National Palace said in a statement. No reason for his abdication was given.

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    Death toll from Indonesian tsunami nears 400

    The desperate search for survivors continued in Indonesia Monday, with dozens still missing following the sudden tsunami that hit the country's Sunda Strait on a busy holiday weekend.

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    Philippines to deploy ‘hijab troopers’ nationwide

    The so-called “hijab troopers” will provide vital support to communities traumatized by war. Their placement in key areas across the country follows the success of their deployment during the Marawi.

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    China Sends 1.1 Million Party Members to Share Uighurs’ Homes

    One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a social media account along.

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    Will an ambitious Chinese-built rail line through the Himalayas lead to a debt trap for Nepal?

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has ambitions to reshape the global economy by connecting more than 60 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa through trade and infrastructure projects.

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    Indonesia's vigilante mobs deliver brutal 'justice'

    India has sought from the US 24 multi-role MH-60 Romeo anti-submarine helicopters at an estimated cost of USD 2 billion, defence industry sources said on Friday.

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    Amnesty International strips Suu Kyi of ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ award

    Human rights watchdog Amnesty International Monday revoked Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, citing her ‘indifference’ over the human rights violations by the country.

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    China grilled over Uighur internment camps, civil rights at UN human rights review

    China faced harsh criticism over its rights record during a review before the United Nations on Tuesday, with countries voicing alarm at the country’s mass detainment of ethnic Uighurs.

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    Indonesia protests after Saudi Arabia executes domestic maid

    Tuti Tursilawati, a mother of one, had been convicted of murdering her employer, who workers rights’ group Migrant Care said was trying to rape her at the time. 

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    Indonesian plane crashes into sea with 189 passengers, crew

    An Indonesian Lion Air Boeing 737 carrying 189 passengers and crew crashed into the sea off the Indonesian coast shortly after take-off from Jakarta, the search and rescue agency said on Monday.

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    Malaysia's Mahathir: Uighurs freed because they did nothing wrong

    Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the Southeast Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak because they did nothing wrong, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday.

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