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Thousands protest across India against currency policy Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (AP): Thousands of people are demonstrating across India to protest the government's sudden decision to withdraw large-denomination currency from circulation, a move that has caused enormous hardship to millions of people in the country's predominantly cash-based economy. But the..

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Three Telecoms Scam Victims Rushed to Hospital After Suicide Bid Friday, November 25th, 2016

Three victims of a phone scam from the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu were rushed to hospital after swallowing pesticides in a subway station close to Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square. The women drank the poison in an underground walkway connected to the Tiananmen East subway station and..

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Pakistan claims Indian fire kills 7 soldiers in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, (AP): Pakistan's army claims that Indian troops have opened fire across the Line of Control in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing 7 soldiers. A military statement says Pakistani troops were responding with heavy fire on Monday. The nuclear arch-rivals have been trading..

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Interpol’s New President Sparks Concerns Over Human Rights Friday, November 11th, 2016

The appointment of Meng Hongwei, China's former vice minister for public security, as the new head of Interpol has sparked concerns that Beijing may use the organization to extend overseas crackdowns on Chinese dissidents who flee the country. Meng was elected president of the international..

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Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power

TOKYO, (AP): Japan signed a pact Friday in which it agreed to sell India civil nuclear power equipment and technology, as the Japanese nuclear industry seeks markets overseas because of shrinking business at home since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian..

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Beijing to intervene in Hong Kong lawmaker oath dispute Friday, November 4th, 2016

HONG KONG, (AP): Beijing plans to intervene in a Hong Kong political dispute over two young, newly elected separatist lawmakers being fought in the city's courts, in a rare move that is stoking fears the Chinese-ruled city's considerable autonomy and independent judiciary will be undermined. Hong..

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Rights Groups Slam China’s Record Ahead of U.N. Council Vote Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Prominent rights activists and campaigners have called on democratic members of the United Nations to block China's re-election on Friday for another two-year term on its Human Rights Council. The New York-based Human Rights Watch cited China as a current council member that has failed to live up..

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