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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, an exhausted Rohingya helps an elderly family member and a child as they arrive at Kutupalong refugee camp after crossing from Myanmar to the Bangladesh side of the border, in Ukhia. There was a time when Suu Kyi was the hero of the human rights set, whose nonviolent struggle against her country's military dictatorship was admired by people around the world and won her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. Now she is seen by many of her admirers as an apologist for war crimes against its Muslim Rohingya minority. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
Myanmar's Suu Kyi's defense of army puzzles former admirersMany people recall Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi as a brave freedom fighter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner for her nonviolent struggle to oust her country's military dictatorship and restore democracy to the Southeast Asian country
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India's top court rejects pleas for review of temple verdictIndia’s Supreme Court has dismissed petitions seeking a review of its recent ruling in favor of the building of a Hindu temple on a disputed site in northern India where a 16th century mosque was torn down by Hindu hard-liners in 1992
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, people watch a TV showing a file image of an unspecified North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, North Korea accused the United States of “hostile provocation” on Thursday for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and warned that the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
North Korea berates US for criticizing its missile tests North Korea has accused the United States of “hostile provocation” for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and says the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations
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Hong Kong protesters mark 6 months since movement beganHundreds of people have joined an evening demonstration among Hong Kong's skyscrapers marking six months since the city's protest movement began
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Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills 13, injures 21 Police in Bangladesh say a fire at a plastics factory near the capital has killed at least 13 people and injured 21 others
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Thai king takes part in royal barge procession in BangkokThousands of Thais and tourists have flocked to the Chao Phraya River banks in Bangkok to witness an ancient ceremony of a royal barge procession that marked the end of the coronation ceremony for King Maha Vajiralongkorn
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Taiwan probes visa scam allowing visits by Chinese officialsTaiwanese investigators have detained 10 suspects in what they believe was a scam to allow Chinese officials to enter the island for spying and other purposes
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Pakistan charges 250 lawyers for treason in hospital assaultPakistan has leveled “treason” charges against 250 lawyers who were part of a mob that stormed a hospital in the eastern city of Lahore the previous day, kicking and punching doctors and staff and trashing equipment and property
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Landslide kills 6 Afghans in Taliban-controlled districtA landslide in a remote, Taliban-controlled district in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least six people and injured 30, all of them poor villagers who were mining the hillside for gold
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In this April 14, 2019 photo, Pakistani Christian woman Samiya David shows her picture with Chinese husband, in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Samiya had been in China just two months when her brother got a phone call telling him to pick her up at the airport. When he arrived, he found Samiya in a wheelchair, malnourished and too weak to walk, said her cousin Pervaiz Masih. She died barely five weeks later. Masih was among the relatives who prepared Samiya's grave and attended her burial in May. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Sold to China as a bride, she came home on brink of deathThe suspicious death of a Pakistani woman adds to growing evidence of mistreatment and abuses inflicted on hundreds of women and girls from the country who have been trafficked to China as brides
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Protesters defy curfew in Indian state to vent anger at billIndian police have arrested dozens of people and enforced curfew in several districts in northeastern Assam state where thousands have protested legislation granting citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from neighboring countries
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In this image made from video, an injured tourist in the volcano eruption is carried to an Australian Air Force plane in Hamilton, New Zealand, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. New Zealand officials say they'll begin Friday to recover eight victims' bodies believed to remain on a small island since a volcanic explosion there earlier this week. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
New Zealand planning retrieval of bodies on volcanic islandNew Zealand military specialists will land on a small volcanic island early Friday to attempt to retrieve the bodies of eight victims of an eruption that claimed eight other lives and severely burned survivors
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Authorities in New Zealand say two more people have died from the volcano eruption, raising the death toll to 16Authorities in New Zealand say two more people have died from the volcano eruption, raising the death toll to 16
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with blue scarf and purse, enters the court room prior to addressing judges of the International Court of Justice for the second day of three days of hearings in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Aung San Suu Kyi will represent Myanmar in a case filed by Gambia at the ICJ, the United Nations' highest court, accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Rohingya refugees reject Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denialRohingya refugees have accused Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of lying to the International Court of Justice when she denied that her country's armed forces committed genocide against them
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Indian lawmakers pass bill giving citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and AfghanistanIndian lawmakers pass bill giving citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan
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