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Uighur Education Takes Root in the US
A Sunday school in a northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC is teaching the Uighur language and culture to Uighur-American youngsters as a way to counter the repression in China against Uighurs in Xinjiang Province.
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Wed, 02/26/2020 - 10:18
FILE PHOTO: A worker is silhouetted against a blast furnace at the Chongqing Iron and Steel plant in Changshou, Chongqing,…
The latest business conditions index, compiled by the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) since 2012, dropped to a historic low in February
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Wed, 02/26/2020 - 10:02
FILE PHOTO: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives to visit jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is…
The struggle between Mahathir, 94, and Anwar, 72, who formed a surprise pact to win a 2018 election, has shaped Malaysian politics for more than two decades and is at the root of the latest crisis
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Wed, 02/26/2020 - 08:19
Passengers wearing masks to prevent contacting the coronavirus walk outside Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea,…
The World Health Organization has warned countries to prepare for the spread of the new coronavirus
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Wed, 02/26/2020 - 06:03
A passenger wearing a mask gestures as they arrive at Manila's international airport, Philippines, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The…
Outside tourism, the more than 2.2 million Filipinos workers overseas are expected to keep their jobs even if living in infected countries
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Wed, 02/26/2020 - 03:49
People watch a TV screen showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, left, during…
Senators Gardner and Markey seek to economically and diplomatically pressure North Korea and its sanctions-evasion enablers
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 20:34
Director of the Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Dr. Nancy Messonnier speaks about the public health response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Washington, Jan. 28, 2020.
Meanwhile, China and South Korea report more coronavirus cases as Trump seeks response funding
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 15:22
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP…
Pompeo assailed Beijing for expelling 3 'Wall Street Journal' reporters and said a free press was needed to ensure accurate information about the virus is available to the public and medical personnel
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 13:38
South Korea's Coronavirus-Hit Daegu Plagued by Worries, Fatigue
Residents line up for hours in the cold rain waiting to buy masks to protect themselves from the outbreak in the country’s fourth-largest city
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 10:28
FILE - Activists paste photos of missing booksellers, one of which shows Gui Minhai at left, during a protest outside the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong, Jan. 3, 2016.
Chinese court hands Gui Minhai 10-year prison sentence on charges of 'illegally providing intelligence to foreign entities'
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 09:15
Workers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at the National Assembly in Seoul,…
Countries desperate to stop the spread of a deadly new virus are erecting police checkpoints, issuing travel warnings and suspending flights
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 09:21
Bus passengers wear protective masks Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that new…
In a country known for long working hours blamed for ‘karoshi,’ or death from overwork, the virus scare may help change Japan's corporate culture and allow people to work more flexible hours
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 09:11
Students wade through a flood at a flooded neighborhood in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Overnight rains caused…
Wibowo said the floods on Tuesday inundated scores of districts and left more than 300 people homeless
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 05:54
Passengers wearing masks to prevent contacting the coronavirus walk outside Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea,…
US Democrats oppose taking money from other health programs
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 02:33
In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Thai policemen walk in front of a banner welcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations at…
Washington is gearing up the preparation for a US-ASEAN special summit on March 14 at Las Vegas
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Mon, 02/24/2020 - 16:36