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    China makes historic move to allow Xi to rule indefinitely

    China’s rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing a presidential two-term limit that will enable Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.

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    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of human rights award

    Myanmar has responded to the stripping of a prestigious human rights award from de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi by claiming the awarding institution was "misled and exploited."

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    China slashes 3 lakh troops; reduces army size to 2 million

    China on Monday said it has slashed three lakh troops, reducing the size of its 2.3-million People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to just two-million-strong force, a move aimed at making the world’s largest.

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    China sets stage for Xi’s historic grab to rule indefinitely

    President Xi Jinping is poised to make a historic power grab as China’s legislators gather from Monday to approve changes that will let him rule indefinitely and undo decades of efforts to.

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    China says it will hit back if US hurts its interests

    China warned on Sunday that it was ready to hit back if the United States damaged its economic interests, fuelling fears of a trade war after President Donald Trump unveiled tariffs on steel.

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    Indonesia brings together former militants and attack survivors

    Indonesia’s anti-terrorism agency on Wednesday held a controversial meeting of 124 former militants and 51 survivors of a string of attacks in the country, including the deadly Bali bombings.

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    Malaysia : PM Najib launches new human rights action plan

    Malaysia's  Prime Minister Najib Razak today launched the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP), demonstrating Malaysia’s commitment to guarantee and safeguard human rights in the country.

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    North Korea takes gold for Olympic diplomacy: Analysts

    While its athletes are returning home empty-handed from the Winter Olympics, analysts say nuclear-armed North Korea deserves a gold medal for its diplomatic skills.

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    So close, yet so hard to read

    The former Chief Minister has many friends and relatives in Penang where he was born and raised but he bore the brunt of Penang falling to Pakatan Rakyat in 2008 and there were many people who.

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    China Sets Stage for Xi to Stay in Office Indefinitely

    China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to.

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    Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

    First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar’s government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say.

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    China’s Hui Muslims fearful, Chinese New Year education ban a sign of curbs to come

    For some in China’s ethnic Hui Muslim minority, a recent ban on young people engaging in religious education in mosques is an unwelcome interference in how they lead their lives.

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    US to deploy 1,000s of troops near China’s border: Report

    The Pentagon is planning to deploy thousands of US Marines and other military forces to East Asia in a bid to form a front against China, a new report has revealed.

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    North Korea Invites South’s Leader to Pyongyang—and Creates a Dilemma for Allies

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has asked South Korea’s president to join him in Pyongyang for talks, a departure for a belligerent leader more used to issuing threats than invitations.

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    Maldives crisis deepens as opposition seeks Indian intervention

    The declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and arrest of two senior judges prompted a exiled former president to ask India on Tuesday to send an envoy backed by military to free political.

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    Bangladesh, Myanmar agree on Rohingya return in 2 years

    Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to repatriate the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a recent army crackdown in Myanmar within a period of two years.

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    How China's cracking down on its Muslim minority in Xinjiang province

    Thousands belonging to a minority Muslim community in China's Xinjiang province have allegedly been whisked off to and detained in state-owned "political indoctrination centers" as the government.

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    Suu Kyi, army chief could face genocide charges: UN

    Mya­­­n­mar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and head of the armed forces, Gen Aung Min Hlaing, could potentially face genocide charges in the fut­ure, United Nations human rights chief Zeid.

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    40 Rohingya villages in Myanmar burned since October

    40 Rohingya villages in Myanmar's Rakhine State were burned in October and November, analysis of satellite imagery by Human Rights Watch said Monday, bringing the number of villages damaged.

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    Qatar, France sign fighter jet deal amid Gulf crisis

    Qatar's ruling emir and French President Emmanuel Macron signed 12 billion euros ($14 billion) in deals during the French president's visit to Doha on Thursday, including the purchase of 12 French-made .

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    Indonesia president nominates air chief to replace controversial military head

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo has nominated the chief of staff of the air force to be the new head the armed forces (TNI), to replace a controversial general who is due to retire in April.

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    Pope arrives in Bangladesh in shadow of Rohingya crisis

    Pope Francis landed in Bangladesh on Thursday after a diplomatically sensitive trip to mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where he made no direct reference to the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have.

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    Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed

    A review board of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered the release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed fom house arrest. Hafiz Sayeed on January 30 along with four of his associates – Abdullah.

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    Myanmar soldiers gang-raped Rohingya women: UN

    Myanmar soldiers “systematically targeted” Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, a UN special envoy said on Sunday.

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